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A Crisis of Overweight and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 23, 2017

SANTIAGO, Jan 23 (IPS) - Obesity and overweight have spread like a wildfire throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening the health, well-being and food and nutritional security of millions of people.

Harvesting Peace: How Rural Development Works for Conflict Prevention

Monday, January 23, 2017

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic and ROME, Jan 23 (IPS) - The year 2016 has seen a massive population flow, unprecedented in its range and reach. Millions of people have fled war-torn communities, natural disasters and violence, some overflowing neighboring countries' refugee camps, some crossing perilous seas and walking hundreds of miles to reach safer grounds, others seeking refuge in countries half a world away. Thousands have died on their way to safety, countless more were victims of violence and abuse, among them many women and children.

360 Million of 625 Million People Are Overweight in Latin America and Caribbean

Friday, January 20, 2017

SANTIAGO, Jan 20 (IPS) - In Latin America and the Caribbean 360 million people are overweight, and 140 million are obese, warned the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Panamerican Health Organisation (PAHO).

A Women’s March on the World

Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (IPS) - Just one day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to attend one of the largest demonstrations in history for gender equality.

Bangladesh’s Women Journalists Rise Against the Odds

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DHAKA, Jan 11 (IPS) - Journalism is a profession that attracts both sexes, but social taboos and hostile office climates have kept the numbers of women working in Bangladesh's media sector dismally low. Still, a new generation of women is stepping up, with the support of their path-breaking colleagues.

Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

Friday, January 06, 2017

APODI, Brazil, Jan 06 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.

PKSF and IPS to Partner on Communicating for Positive Change

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DHAKA, Jan 04 (IPS) - The Palli Karma Sayahak Foundation (PKSF), a public sector apex development body in Bangladesh, and Inter Press Service (IPS), the international news agency focused on development issues, have teamed up to raise public awareness globally about PKSF's best practices and provide vital information to decision-makers.

No More Mass Deaths from Drought in Northeast Brazil

Friday, December 30, 2016

OURICURI, Brazil, Dec 30 (IPS) - The drought that has plagued Brazil's semiarid Northeast region since 2012 is already more severe than the 1979-1983 drought, the longest in the 20th century. But prolonged dry spells no longer cause the tragedies of the past.

Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Davao City, PHILIPPINES, Dec 28 (IPS) - With the landslide victory of the tough talking city mayor of Davao City, Roberto Duterte to the Presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East Asian country have been dominated by the President's often controversial statements and policies, especially toward those involved in the illegal drug trade. One such notable event, which slipped below the radar was the granting of a second temporary restraining order in 2016 by the country's Supreme Court on the distribution of most contraceptives.

Agroecology Booming in Argentina

Saturday, December 24, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 24 (IPS) - Organic agriculture is rapidly expanding in Argentina, the leading agroecological producer in Latin America and second in the world after Australia, as part of a backlash against a model that has disappointed producers and is starting to worry consumers.

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