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Opinion: Ending Child Marriage - What Difference Can a Summit Make?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov 26 (IPS) - The long-awaited African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage is here.

Did Argentina’s Elections Mark Start of Shift to the Right in South America?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

, Nov 24 (IPS) - Different degrees of economic problems are a common denominator in South American countries where governments that identify as leftist may start to fall, in a shift that began in Argentina and could continue among its neighbours to the north.

Cubans Seeking the American Dream, Stranded in Costa Rica

Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN JOSÉ, Nov 23 (IPS) - Thousands of Cubans heading for the United States have been stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border since mid-November, waiting for the authorities in Managua to authorise their passage north.

Latin American Legislators Find New Paths to Fight Hunger

Friday, November 20, 2015

, Nov 20 (IPS) - With eight specific commitments aimed at pushing through laws and policies on food security and sovereignty, family farming and school feeding programmes, legislators from 17 countries closed the Sixth Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin America to Push for Food Security Laws as a Bloc

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

LIMA, Nov 17 (IPS) - Lawmakers in the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean decided at a regional meeting to work as a bloc for the passage of laws on food security – an area in which countries in the region have show uneven progress.

Gay Cruising Spots a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Cuba

Friday, November 13, 2015

HAVANA, Nov 13 (IPS) - When night falls, young men can be seen sitting on a dismantled bus stop on a remote hill far from the centre of the Cuban capital. Later they climb uphill to have sex with other men in the thick forest.

Nepali Farmers Get Climate Smart

Friday, November 13, 2015

KAVREPALANCHOK, NEPAL, Nov 13 (IPS) - Bimala Bajagain, a farmer and mother of three, wears a fading red kurta and appears older than her age at 35. She offers us plates of salted guavas at the porch of her quake-damaged house.

Climate Change Bites Kenyan Tea Farmers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NAIROBI, Nov 11 (IPS) - You wouldn't typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth's climate is changing - and this is affecting one of the world's largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya.

Latin American Legislators, a Battering Ram in the Fight Against Hunger

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SANTIAGO, Nov 11 (IPS) - Lawmakers in Latin America are joining forces to strengthen institutional frameworks that sustain the fight against hunger in a region that, despite being dubbed "the next global breadbasket", still has more than 34 undernourished people.

Climate Change May Increase World’s Poor by 100 Million, Warns World Bank

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were approved by more than 160 world leaders at a summit meeting in September, are an integral part of the world body's post-2015 development agenda, including the eradication of hunger and poverty by 2030.

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