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Led by INTERPOL, U.N. Tracks Environmental Criminals

Friday, November 28, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - A coalition of international organisations, led by INTERPOL and backed by the United Nations, is pursuing a growing new brand of criminals - primarily accused of serious environmental crimes - who have mostly escaped the long arm of the law.

Democratising the Fight against Malnutrition

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ROME, Nov 27 (IPS) - There is a new dimension to the issue of malnutrition – governments, civil society and the private sector have started to come together around a common nutrition agenda.

Mexico’s Undead Rise Up

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20 (IPS) - "Alive they were taken, and alive we want them back!"

Shale Oil Fuels Indigenous Conflict in Argentina

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CAMPO MARIPE, Argentina, Nov 18 (IPS) - The boom in unconventional fossil fuels has revived indigenous conflicts in southwest Argentina. Twenty-two Mapuche communities who live on top of Vaca Muerta, the geological formation where the reserves are located, complain that they were not consulted about the use of their ancestral lands, both "above and below ground."

G20 Seeks to Streamline Private Investment in Infrastructure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - Industrialised countries have agreed to collaborate on a new programme aimed at funnelling significant private-sector investment into global infrastructure projects, particularly in developing countries.

How a Small Tribe Turned Tragedy into Opportunity

Thursday, November 13, 2014

PICHAVARAM, India, Nov 13 (IPS) - When the Asian tsunami washed over several Indian Ocean Rim countries on Boxing Day 2004, it left a trail of destruction in its wake, including a death toll that touched 230,000.

Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses

Friday, October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country's massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.

They Say the Land is ‘Uninhabited’ but Indigenous Communities Disagree

Thursday, October 30, 2014

COLOMBO/BALI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Disregarding the rights of indigenous people to their traditional lands is costing companies millions of dollars each year, and costing communities themselves their lives.

Guatemalan Officers Face Sexual Slavery Charges in Historic Trial

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 28 (IPS) - On Oct. 14, Guatemala's Court for High-Risk Crimes ruled that charges would be brought against two members of the Army for sexual slavery and domestic slavery against q'eqchís women in the military outpost of Sepur Zarco, and other serious crimes perpetrated in the framework of the government counterinsurgency policies during the armed conflict.

Bougainville Voices Say ‘No’ to Mining

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SYDNEY, Oct 28 (IPS) - The viability of reopening the controversial Panguna copper mine in the remote mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the east of Papua New Guinea, has been the focus of discussions led by local political leaders and foreign mining interests over the past four years.

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