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  1. “Torture Works” — in All the Wrong Ways

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    COPENHAGEN, Jun 23 (IPS) - "Torture works" might rank among the most sweeping generalisations ever uttered, one brutal in its disregard of the pain and suffering created by this abhorrent practice. Indeed, torture works, but to all the wrong ends.

  2. Men Who Commit Femicide to Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 16 (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill her.

  3. Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

  4. Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    NEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan's Westside comes out of a dark tunnel --and if one takes a minute to release oneself from communication devices—one can catch sight of the approaching 125th street in the distance, the crosswalk buzzing with yellow cabs.

  5. Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    EL MOZOTE, El Salvador, May 23 (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the scene of one of the worst massacres in Latin America, just 35 years ago.

  6. Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

  7. Punishment for Human Rights Abusers Is Irrevocable Achievement for Argentine Society

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

  8. Poor Rural Communities in Mexico Receive a Boost to Support Themselves

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    HUAQUECHULA, Mexico, May 12 (IPS) - Jilder Morales, a small farmer in Mexico, looks proudly at the young avocado trees that are already over one metre high on her ejido - or communal - land, which already have small green fruit.

  9. When It Comes to Fracking, Argentina Dreams Big

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, May 09 (IPS) - Since a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report announced in 2011 that Argentina had some of the world's biggest shale oil and gas reserves, the dream of prosperity has been on the minds of many people in this South American nation where nearly a third of the population lives in poverty.

  10. In France, ‘Us and Them’ Amid Elections

    Saturday, May 06, 2017

    PARIS, May 06 (IPS) - Launched in the run-up to the French presidential elections, a daring exhibition in Paris is sparking dialogue about the origins and nature of racism, both in Europe and elsewhere.

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