News headlines in November 2012, page 3

  1. Q&A: For Europe-Bound Migrants, Rights Violations Await

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Along the borders of modern Europe, migrants have much to contend with, ranging from contradictory and confusing national immigration policies to horrific war zones, which these borders areas are slowly becoming.

  2. Rule of Law Strongest in Nordics, Weakest in Asia

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (IPS) - The rule of law – an essential element of good governance – is prospering best in the countries of northern Europe and worst in Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe and Cameroon, according to the latest edition of a five-year-old index released here Wednesday by the World Justice Project (WJP).

  3. President-elect Pushes New Mexican Image in Washington

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (IPS) - Ahead even of his Saturday swearing in, Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto met here on Tuesday with President Barack Obama to lay out a vision for a new bilateral relationship based more on economics and less on security issues.

  4. Argentina’s Biggest Human Rights Trial Begins

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 28 (IPS) - The biggest trial for human rights crimes committed by Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship began Wednesday in Buenos Aires, with 68 people accused of crimes involving nearly 800 victims of the Navy Mechanics School (ESMA).

  5. Mapuche Indians Fight New Airport in Southern Chile

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    TEMUCO, Chile, Nov 28 (IPS) - "This is a project that reflects the occupation…of Mapuche territory," said Iván Reyes, an indigenous leader staunchly opposed to the construction of an international airport in the southern Chilean region of Araucanía.

  6. Amidst Turmoil, Nuke-Free Mideast Conference Derailed

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - A long outstanding international conference on a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, scheduled to take place in Finland next month, has been postponed, giving rise to speculation on whether it will ever get off the ground.

  7. Elected a President, Got a Dictator

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    CAIRO, Nov 28 (IPS) - Brandishing flags and carrying banners denouncing "the new pharaoh", thousands of protesters thronged to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday to voice their opposition to President Mohamed Morsi's attempt to expand his powers.

  8. Feminists Want to Paint Cuba Purple

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    HAVANA, Nov 28 (IPS) - There were no purple billboards on city streets, and no public service announcements on television to mark the date. But many different voices in Cuba remembered that this year marked the centennial of the birth of the local feminist movement, a platform for fighting for equality and against gender-based violence.

  9. Taking the Knowledge of Doha back to Kenya’s Rural Communities

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    DOHA, Nov 28 (IPS) - The skyscraper Qatari capital city of Doha is a far cry from Cecilia Kibe's home in Turkana district, a remote area in Kenya inhabited by mostly nomadic communities and pastoralists hit hard by the effects of climate change.

  10. Justice Lost in Mongolia’s Prisons

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    ULAANBAATAR, Nov 28 (IPS) - Tucked away from the scrutiny of civil society, Mongolia's jails epitomise the limits of democracy in this county of 2.8 million people, where marginalised members of society often bear the brunt of a corrupt and under-resourced justice system.