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Rich Railroad Brings Few Opportunities in Brazil

Friday, February 28, 2014

ALTO ALEGRE DO PINDARÉ/SÃO LUIS, Brazil, Feb 28 (IPS) - The Carajás railroad, regarded as the most efficient in Brazil, runs a loss-making passenger service for the benefit of the population. But this does little to make amends for its original sin: it was created to export minerals and crosses an area of chronic poverty.

An Environment-Wrecking Pipeline Hangs in Limbo

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (IPS) - The Pine Ridge Reservation of the Lakota Nation, in the midwest of the United States, is one of the most abandoned places in the country and in the world.

‘Humanitarian Crisis’ for Ogaden Living Near Ethiopia’s Oil Fields

Sunday, February 23, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 23 (IPS) - New allegations of scorched earth evictions of the Ogaden people have raised concerns that a lack of benefit sharing could escalate instability in the region and reinforce separatist tensions as foreign energy companies prepare to extract oil and gas from troubled southeastern Ethiopia.

Chagos Islanders ‘Will Not Give Up’ Fight to Return Home

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PORT LOUIS, Feb 20 (IPS) - "The Marine Protected Area (MPA) created around the Chagos archipelago is a new obstacle that the British government has placed in our path to prevent us from going back to our homeland," claims Olivier Bancoult, leader of the Chagos Refugees Group (CRG).

Bolivia’s Anti-Racism Law – Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

LA PAZ, Feb 13 (IPS) - Three years ago Bolivia passed a law to combat discrimination and racism, but no one has been convicted as a result, in spite of hundreds of legal complaints.

Tragic Case of Industrial Pollution in Brazil’s Amazon Region

Monday, February 10, 2014

PIQUIÁ DE BAIXO, Brazil, Feb 10 (IPS) - "My nephew was eight years old when he stepped in the ‘munha' and burned his legs up to the knees," said Angelita Alves de Oliveira from a corner of Brazil's Amazonia that has become a deadly hazard for local people.

After Slowdown, Global Fight for Land Rights at Tipping Point

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb 05 (IPS) - Global trends towards a strengthening of legal rights over land for local and indigenous communities appear to have slowed significantly in recent years, leading some analysts to warn that the fight for local control over forests has reached an inflection point with a new danger of backtracking on previous progress.

Prosecution of Forced Sterilisations in Peru Still Possible

Monday, February 03, 2014

LIMA, Feb 03 (IPS) - Shelving the case of the forced sterilisation of more than 2,000 women in Peru during the Alberto Fujimori regime was a surprise move by the prosecutor in charge. What happened? An IPS investigation found that legal avenues to pursue justice have not been exhausted.

U.S. Tightens Development Safeguards

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (IPS) - Development activists and rights watchdogs are applauding a surprise strengthening of environmental and human rights policies governing U.S. development funding and overseas financial assistance.

Kenya’s Scorched Earth Removal of Forest’s Indigenous

Friday, January 24, 2014

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (IPS) - Kenyan government security forces are forcefully evicting thousands of people, including the indigenous Sengwer tribe, from the Embobut forest in western Kenya by burning homes and possessions in an effort to promote forest conservation, safeguard urban water access and "remove squatters".

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