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What the U.S. Should Learn from Russia’s Collapse

Saturday, December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 20 (IPS) - After months of whispered warnings, Russia's economic troubles made global headlines when its currency collapsed halfway through December. Amid the tumbling price of oil, the ruble has fallen to record lows, bringing the country to its most serious economic crisis since the late 1990s.

GDP and the Unaccounted for 82 Percent of National Wealth

Friday, December 19, 2014

NEW DELHI, Dic 19 (IPS) - Virtually all countries use Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as their primary measurement of economic progress and overall societal progress. At the same time, countries express allegiance to the doctrine of sustainable development. This exposes an obvious disconnect.

Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk “Race to the Bottom”, U.N. Experts Warn

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

The Day Anti-Castro Forces Tried to Bomb the U.N.

Friday, December 19, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 19 (IPS) - When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in-command to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly sessions back in 1964, the U.N. headquarters came under attack - literally.

REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

, Dic 18 (IPS) - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers around the world call "the green economy."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dic 18 (IPS) - It's easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

OPINION: Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BELFAST, Dic 18 (IPS) - I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world.

After 53 Years, Obama to Normalise Ties with Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 18 (IPS) - In perhaps his boldest foreign-policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

‘Record’ Illicit Money Lost by Developing Countries Triples in a Decade

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 16 (IPS) - Developing countries are losing money through illicit channels at twice the rate at which their economies are growing, according to new estimates released Tuesday. Further, the total volume of these lost funds appears to be rapidly expanding.

The Sad Future of Our Planet

Monday, December 15, 2014

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