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Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MALKANGIRI, India, Aug 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India's eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country's most ancient tribes, having barely altered their lifestyle in over a thousand years.

Brazil’s “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest” Faces Death Threats

Thursday, August 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (IPS) - Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle - this time against death threats received by him and his family.

IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (IPS) - For the second time this year, an internal auditor has criticised the World Bank's private sector investment agency over dealings in Honduras, and is warning that similar problems are likely being experienced elsewhere.

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

Monday, August 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be "It's complicated," according to Clionadh Raleigh.

The ‘Global’ Land Rush

Monday, August 04, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 04 (IPS) - The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.

Laws that Kill Protesters in Mexico

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SAN BERNARDINO CHALCHIHUAPAN, Mexico, Jul 31 (IPS) - People in this town in the central Mexican state of Puebla found out the hard way that protesting can be deadly.

World Bank Board Declines to Revise Controversial Draft Policies

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 31 (IPS) - A key committee of the World Bank's governing board Wednesday spurned appeals to revise a  draft policy statement that, according to nearly 100 civil-society groups, risks rolling back several decades of reforms designed to protect indigenous populations, the poor and sensitive ecosystems.

Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEIRUT, Jul 30 (IPS) - Food price rises as far back as 2008 are believed to be the partial culprits behind the instability plaguing Arab countries and they have become increasingly aware of the importance of securing food needs through an international strategy of land grabs which are often detrimental to local populations.

Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 24 (IPS) - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.

Touaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LEKORNE, France, Jul 23 (IPS) - The government of Mali and Touareg rebels representing Azawad, a territory in northern Mali which declared unilateral independence in 2012 after a Touareg rebellion drove out the Malian army, resumed peace talks in Algiers last week, intended to end decades of conflict.

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