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  1. Press Freedom Groups Condemn U.S. Withdrawal from UNESCO

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (IPS) - Civil society groups have called on the United States to reverse its decision to withdraw from a UN body, citing concerns for press freedom and journalists' safety.

  2. Hydropower Dams Invade Brazil’s Agricultural Economy

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    SINOP, Brazil, Oct 09 (IPS) - "After being displaced for the third time," Daniel Schlindewein became an activist struggling for the rights of people affected by dams in Brazil, and is so combative that the legal authorities banned him from going near the installations of the Sinop hydroelectric dam, which is in the final stages of construction.

  3. Joining Forces to Improve Lives in Honduran Shantytowns

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 05 (IPS) - On the north side of the Honduran capital, nine poor neighbourhoods are rewriting their future, amidst the violence and insecurity that plague them as "hot spots" ruled by "maras" or gangs.

  4. Inclusive Electoral Processes: a Pathway to More Peaceful Societies

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals 16 (SDG16) calls on UN Member States to promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making, and to build effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

  5. Rainwater Harvesting Improves Lives in El Salvador

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    TEPETITÁN, El Salvador, Oct 04 (IPS) - Filling a jug with water to supply her household needs used to be an ordeal for Salvadoran villager Corina Canjura, because it meant walking several kilometers to the river, which took up a great deal of time, or else paying for water.

  6. The Tuxá Indigenous Paradise, Submerged under Water

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    RODELAS, Brazil, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Tuxá indigenous people had lived for centuries in the north of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the banks of the São Francisco River. But in 1988 their territory was flooded by the Itaparica hydropower plant, and since then they have become landless. Their roots are now buried under the waters of the reservoir.

  7. Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  8. Crisis in Cameroon Spurs Govt Crackdown on Press

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    YAOUNDE, Sep 26 (IPS) - "For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English , I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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