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  1. Foreign Investment Expands in Cuba…Despite Everything

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    HAVANA, Nov 25 (IPS) - "Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved," said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

  2. Combating Climate Change? Combat Land Degradation, Says UNCCD Chief

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    BONN, Germany, Nov 24 (IPS) - Land restoration is not a "glamorous subject even when you give all the numbers," admits Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD). But she also stresses that by 2050, the world population will reach 10 billion. To feed that extra 2.4 billion, current food production would need to be increased by 75 percent.

  3. Conservative Onslaught Undermines Gender Advances in Latin America

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 23 (IPS) - A "conservative and fundamentalist onslaught" in Latin America against a supposed "gender ideology" is jeopardising advances in the fight against violence towards women, feminist activists complain.

  4. A Cop Out at COP23?

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Despite a few victories, the UN's annual climate change conference ended without achieving its goals or injecting a sense of much needed urgency.

  5. Violence: Unending Woes of Indian Women

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (IPS) - The statistics are chilling. As many as 2.24 million crimes against women were reported over the past decade: 26 crimes against women are reported every hour, or one complaint every two minutes. As chilling as these statistics are, they don't reflect the gory details.

  6. Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most marginalized and most vulnerable.

  7. A Life Without the Threat of Violence for Everyone: Leave no One Behind

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    NEW YORK, Nov 22 (IPS) - The initial response to the outpouring of ‘#MeToo' around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little they were heard before. They poured through the floodgate, opening up conversations, naming names and bolstering the frailty of individual statements with the robustness of a movement.

  8. Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (IPS) - Robert Mugabe - the world's oldest head of state - is dead, politically at least.

  9. Coping with Foreign Direct Investment

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (IPS) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) is increasingly touted as the elixir for economic growth. While not against FDI, the mid-2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) for financing development also cautioned that it "is concentrated in a few sectors in many developing countries and often bypasses countries most in need, and international capital flows are often short-term oriented".

  10. For Africa to Root out Modern Day Slave Trade, Youth Empowerment Is Crucial

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 (IPS) - If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of that abhorrent practice on African soil.

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