News headlines in November 2012, page 2

Major New U.S. AIDS Plan Disallows Funding for Family Planning

Thursday, November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (IPS) - At perhaps a critical turning point in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the U.S. government, the single largest funder in that fight, on Thursday unveiled a major new strategy for pushing towards achieving an "AIDS-free generation", the stated U.S. goal.

A Memorial of White Scarves Protests Calderón’s Legacy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MEXICO CITY, Nov 29 (IPS) - Each scarf represents a life cut short. Each stitch, a tear. Each thread, a cry of frustration about death and impunity.

Evolving HIV Strains Worry Indian Scientists

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (IPS) - While India has drastically reduced the spread of HIV over the past decade, new strains of the virus that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are troubling medical scientists in this country.

Caribbean Fed Up with U.S. Rum Subsidies

Thursday, November 29, 2012

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 29 (IPS) - Caribbean governments have begun a quiet lobbying effort to convince Washington to rethink the subsidies it grants to the rum industry in U.S. territories, or face a formal complaint in the World Trade Organisation.

Veracruz - a Black Hole in Mexico

Thursday, November 29, 2012

XALAPA, Mexico, Nov 29 (IPS) - Something smells rotten in the state of Veracruz. In Xalapa, the capital of this eastern Mexican state, known as the "Athens of Veracruz" because of its strong cultural tradition, fear is in the air.

The Price of Ignoring the Sexuality of Kenya’s HIV Positive Youth

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - It all started with a fight, one that would change his life forever.

/UPDATE*/ Africa – Calling for a GMO-Free Continent

Thursday, November 29, 2012

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29 (IPS) - South African smallholder farmer Motlasi Musi is not happy with the African Centre for Biosafety's call for his country and Africa to ban the cultivation, import and export of all genetically modified maize. "I eat genetically modified maize, which I have been growing on my farm for more than seven years, and I am still alive," he declared.

Critics Slam ASEAN Rights Commission

Thursday, November 29, 2012

JAKARTA, Nov 29 (IPS) - At the age of 82, former Indonesian political detainee Mudjayin wonders if he will ever see justice served.

Taking Liberties in Kazakhstan

Thursday, November 29, 2012

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Nov 29 (IPS) - This December will see the first anniversary of unrest which left at least 15 dead in the oil town of Zhanaozen in western Kazakhstan. As Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy visits the Kazakhstan capital Astana on Nov. 30, concerns are being raised that the last year has seen a serious erosion of rights in this Central Asian country, with political, civil and media liberties being curbed, as the authorities in Astana construct their narrative about what went wrong in Zhanaozen.

A Million Hardships in Pakistan’s North

Thursday, November 29, 2012

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 29 (IPS) - More than a million people displaced from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by growing militancy and military operations are facing severe hardship after losing businesses and work.

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