News headlines for “Racism”, page 3

  1. Spreading Climate Literacy in Cuba

    Thursday, May 03, 2012

    Local communities can play a key role in adaptation to climate change if they are helped to properly understand the problem and take it on board. 'Climate literacy is needed,' says Ángela Corvea, a long-time Cuban environmental activist.

  2. Powerful Latin American Media Chose Not to Publish WikiLeaks Cables

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    According to a book published in the Argentine capital, major Latin American newspapers with access to the secret cables obtained by Wikileaks decided not to print them because doing so would run counter to their own interests.

  3. First School for Transvestites Opens in Buenos Aires

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    With 35 students, the first secondary school specifically for transvestites and other members of sexual minorities who face discrimination in mainstream schools opened in March in the Argentine capital.

  4. Cloning - Lifeline for Cashmere Shawl Industry

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    After scientists in Kashmir successfully cloned the pashmina goat, that produces the famous ‘cashmere’ wool, hopes are running high for the revival of the traditional shawl-making industry in this Indian state.

  5. Brazilian Favela Becomes a Living Museum

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    The history, daily life and folk artistry as well as spectacular views of this southeastern Brazilian city are all part of a living museum created by community leaders in a favela that is displaying its cultural heritage as well as its wounds.

  6. Montevideo Selected as Regional Internet Centre

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    The capital of Uruguay has become the headquarters of Latin America’s six leading Internet organisations, brought together in the same building.

  7. Chinese Dissidents Silenced for London Book Fair

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    A dissident Chinese author has expressed dismay at the lack of independent and exiled authors represented at this year’s London Book Fair (LBF), where China is guest of honour. An ensuing public spat, revolving around accusations that the Fair’s organisers have bowed to Chinese authorities, has thrust the thorny issue of censorship to centre-stage.

  8. Internet Radio Powers on After Arab Spring

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    When an Egyptian court fined former president Hosni Mubarak and two aides a total of 90 million dollars for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests that led to his ouster, it indicated the value placed on communication services in this Arab country.

  9. Fistula - Another Blight on the Child Bride

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary — obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow out through the birth canal.

  10. Pakistani Jazz Touches New Chords

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    The silencing of music in the name of Islam led Pappu to give up the cello and set up a tea stall. But Pappu and other musicians survived the Islamist regime for former dictator Zia ul-Haq and the recent ways of the Taliban to return to the most surprising group of musicians to have emerged over years — on a dusty little street in the Pakistani city Lahore.

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