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  1. Correcting the Record of Haiti's Earthquake

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    The world reacted swiftly to Haiti's catastrophic 7.0 earthquake in 2010. The United States shipped in 20,000 troops, some to perform lifesaving medical procedures, others to protect aid workers from earthquake victims deemed dangerous. Movie stars, criminals and other prospective parents rushed to adopt motherless Haitian babies.

  2. Eastern Caribbean Seeks Funds for Green Growth

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    As developing countries urgently seek new sources of financing to cope with problems linked to climate change, delegates from the nine-nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) met here last week to evaluate potential funds and outline a more concrete vision of what is required for the subregion.

  3. Somalis Hopeful of London Meeting Despite Media Scepticism

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    With an international meeting aimed at resolving the political crisis in Somalia set to take place Thursday, the local media in this East African nation is awash with scepticism, referring to the efforts as a new system of re-colonising the country.

  4. UNICEF Funding Falls Short Leaving Millions of Children at Risk

    Friday, February 03, 2012

    If the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had 1.28 billion dollars it could help 97 million people around the world.

  5. Latin America Takes a New Look at Neglected Diseases

    Friday, February 03, 2012

    The rise of emerging economies in Latin America is an opportunity to improve strategies for fighting neglected illnesses and increase the region's contribution to the global struggle against them, says the regional director of an organisation devoted to this purpose.

  6. Brazil Deepens Strategic Cooperation with Cuba

    Thursday, February 02, 2012

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Cuba served to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, leverage the South American giant's investments in the Caribbean island, and deepen political ties.

  7. LAOS-CULTURE: ASEAN Attempts to Build on a Shared Language: Music

    Thursday, February 02, 2012

    A landmark concert featuring artistes from eight of the ten South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) took place here on Jan. 21, in an effort to build a regional community through the common language of music.

  8. NICARAGUA-HONDURAS: Re-Greening the Border

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Ignacia Matute looks back nostalgically on the days when the hills around her home in northwestern Nicaragua were blanketed in green, and she woke every morning to the sounds of birds singing in the treetops and the rushing waters of the nearly Coco River.

  9. Mekong Unquiet Over Contain China Moves

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Six countries that share the Mekong River are being drawn into a development turf war, exposing initiatives by the United States government and its Asian allies — Japan and South Korea — to contain China’s growing influence in the region.

  10. U.N. Panel Launches Blueprint for Sustainable Development

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    A long-awaited report by a U.N. high-level panel on global sustainability recommends several far-reaching proposals, including the establishment of new institutions and the creation of global indicators, aimed at protecting the world's environment and strengthening the U.N.'s sustainable development strategy.

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