News headlines in March 2012

  1. Rebels March Into New Libya With a Hangover

    Saturday, March 31, 2012

    A few hundred police cadets in ad hoc camouflage uniforms march up and down the grounds at a training centre in the coastal town Zawiyah. 'You are the people protecting the revolution and symbol of our pride,' proclaims the scrawled writing on the wall behind them.

  2. Caribbean Private Sector Lags in Exploiting EU Trade Pact

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    When Europe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean Forum countries in 2008, the intention was to boost trade and services between the two regions.

  3. New Generation Protests Crimes of Brazil's Dictatorship

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Outside the Military Club in Rio de Janeiro, where a commemoration of the anniversary of the 1964 coup d'état was being held, hundreds of demonstrators, many of them teenagers, shouted slogans and threw eggs at arriving members in protest.

  4. U.S.: Forming Coalitions, Tea Party Continues to Brew

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    In the three years since its inception, the Tea Party has cemented its place in U.S. politics, routinely making waves in political races of national interest. But some local Tea Party groups are beginning to run counter to the movement's narrative, building post-partisan coalitions that are both surprising and counterintuitive.

  5. Displaced Guatemalan Peasants Demand Answers

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    'We want land where we can live and grow food to feed ourselves,' said Pedro Ichich, one of several thousand indigenous farmers who marched to the Guatemalan capital to demand solutions to the ageold conflict over land.

  6. Could Coffee Eliminate Borders?

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    A diverse blend of coffee is going to pervade the city of Milan in 2015. World producers will come together to show, exchange and market their coffee in a global alliance without geographical-based membership.

  7. Regional Leaders Give Mali Junta Three Days to Step Down

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    West African heads of state meeting in Côte d'Ivoire have given Mali's military junta three days to restore constitutional order and step down — or face a range of diplomatic and economic sanctions.

  8. The Downside of China’s Lifeline to Brazil

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Over the last decade, China has become Brazil’s main trading partner and source of foreign investment. But this apparent lifeline at a time of global crisis could actually aggravate longstanding problems faced by Latin America’s biggest economy.

  9. Memories of Osh Violence Continue to Haunt Kyrgyz Children

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    The physical damage done to Osh, the city in southern Kyrgyzstan that was engulfed in interethnic violence almost two years ago, is steadily being repaired. The psychological scars, on the other hand, may take generations to heal.

  10. Could Mining Threaten Mongolia's Tourism Potential?

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Twenty years ago, when a Dutch cyclist named Rik Idema first passed through Mongolia on a round-the-world biking trip, the country struck him as the most pristine place he'd ever seen.