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Limitless Cigars and Rum for U.S Tourists in Cuba

Sunday, October 23, 2016

ROME, Oct 23 (IPS) - After more than a half-century of a commercial, financial and economic embargo, U.S.-Cuban trade relations took a significant step forward this month.

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Sunday, October 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities

Friday, October 21, 2016

QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.

Student Struggle in South Africa Gains Momentum

Friday, October 21, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (IPS) - When #FeesMustFall began to trend on social media platforms in South Africa in October 2015, government shrugged it off as an example of isolated hotheads, while political pundits predicted the student campaign wouldn't last.

Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Friday, October 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - About half of the world's 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities.

Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution

Thursday, October 20, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 20 (IPS) - Privatization has been one of the pillars of the counter-revolution against development economics and government activism from the 1980s. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization as a condition for support from the World Bank while many other countries have embraced privatization, often on the pretext of fiscal and debt constraints.

Changing Climate Threatens World's Smallholder Farmers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

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