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  1. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  2. Mexico’s Disaster Response System Severely Stretched by Quake

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 20 (IPS) - Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbouring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla the day before.

  3. Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    ALTA FLORESTA, Brazil, Sep 19 (IPS) - The deforestation caused by the expansion of livestock farming and soy monoculture appears unstoppable in the Amazon rainforest in the west-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. But small-scale farmers are trying to reverse that trend.

  4. Islamic Organization Promotes Cultural Rapprochement Between US & Muslim World

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 18 (IPS) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), by virtue of its position of being the second largest international organization outside the UN system with 57 member countries comprising one fifth of the world population and covering Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, is indeed an important actor in dealing with rapprochement between cultures, in particular rapprochement between the Muslim World and its international partners like the USA.

  5. Partnerships Key to Implementing 2030 Development Agenda

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 (IPS) - The UN's 2030 Agenda highlights the strong commitment to ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. It also emphasizes the determination to end hunger and to achieve food security as a matter of priority and to end all forms of malnutrition.

  6. Internet Shutdowns in Africa Stifling Press Freedom

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    NEW YORK, Aug 21 (IPS) - "The internet for journalism is now like the air you breathe," said Befeqadu Hailu, an Ethiopian journalist and a member of the Zone 9 blogger collective who was arrested in April 2014 and charged with terrorism. "Without the internet, modern journalism means nothing." Yet, the internet is something that journalists in multiple African countries are often forced to do without.

  7. A Hostage to Parliament, Temer Sacrifices Indigenous Rights to Save Himself

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 07 (IPS) - Brazilians now have new reasons to yearn for and at the same time fear the parliamentary system of government. It facilitates quick solutions to political crises such as the one that is currently affecting the country, but it also further empowers reactionary forces and has led to backsliding on gains such as indigenous rights.

  8. Mauritanians Go to Polls for Controversial Referendum Vote

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 07 (IPS) - While voters in Venezuela overwhelmingly rejected President Nicolás Maduro's plan to amend the constitution recently, similar tensions and a clash between protesters and state authorities appears to be brewing across the Atlantic in the West African nation of Mauritania.

  9. Latin America Discusses How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 04 (IPS) - The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that "Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens." However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  10. Gender Equality? It’s Still a Man’s World

    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug 03 (IPS) - Gender inequality is the greatest moral and social issue of our time -- and the world's most critical economic challenge. If half of the global population cannot fulfill their human potential, the world's economic growth will falter.

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