News headlines in 2010, page 6

  1. Justice at Last for Peasant Environmentalists in Mexico

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    'I feel I can breathe more deeply and look more towards the future. I feel at peace,' Mexican peasant Rodolfo Montiel told IPS, from somewhere on the west coast of the United States.

  2. Cholera Forces Haiti to Face Sewage Dilemma

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    The cholera crisis is forcing Haitian authorities to address an unpleasant and now life-threatening problem — untreated feces.

  3. HUMAN RIGHTS: Festive season a nightmare for Kenya’s Displaced

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    The Christmas season comes with joy and merrymaking in Kenya, where preparations for the festivities are underway as people crowd the street to shop for clothes and gifts. But even as the cheer spreads all around, the situation is different for the thousands of internally displaced Kenyans (IDP’s) still living in various camps.

  4. U.N. Deplores Escalating Violence in Cote d'Ivoire

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his concern at the escalating violence in Cote d'Ivoire, where as many as 20 people were reportedly killed in clashes between security forces and opposition activists. '[Ban] is deeply concerned about the continuing political stalemate,' said spokesperson Farhan Haq. He called the violence a 'worrying turn'.

  5. BRAZIL: 'Green' Schools Flourish in Porto Alegre

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    Living sustainably can be learned. That is the idea championed by two schools in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where students are learning to become environmental citizens of the new millennium.

  6. NEPAL: Education Shouldn’t Be A Casualty in Emergencies

    Thursday, December 23, 2010

    Nepal may be doing well in providing complete primary education to boys and girls, but has quite a bit of catching up to do when it comes to ensuring that their schooling does not become a casualty during disasters and emergencies.

  7. POLITICS: Human Suffering Escalates in Ivory Coast

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

  8. RIGHTS-ARGENTINA: Life Sentence for Videla Culminates 'Year of Trials'

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    The life sentence handed down to former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla Wednesday was the culmination of a year marked by faster progress in trials of members of the armed forces accused of human rights violations committed during the country's 1976-1983 military regime.

  9. Obama Scores Win with New START Ratification

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    U.S. President Barack Obama scored key wins Wednesday in both foreign policy and domestic politics Wednesday as more than the required two-thirds of the Senate - including 13 Republicans who defied their party's leadership - voted to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia.

  10. Peace Must Be 'Afghan-led and Afghan-owned', Diplomats Say

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    The U.S. move to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan may be seen in Washington as the only effective and viable strategy to stabilise the country, but not everyone in the diplomatic community here at U.N. headquarters agrees.