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“Indigenous Peoples Are the Owners of the Land” Say Activists at COP20

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LIMA, Dic 06 (IPS) - The clamor of indigenous peoples for recognition of their ancestral lands resounded among the delegates of 195 countries at the climate summit taking place in the Peruvian capital. "I want my land…that's where I live and eat, and it's where my saintly grandparents lie," Diana Ríos shouted with rage.

Model Contract to Help Protect Developing Countries From ‘Land Grabs’

Friday, December 05, 2014

GENEVA, Dic 05 (IPS) - When the Korean company Daewoo attempted to acquire half the arable land of Madagascar for free, it unleashed a tsunami of investor interest in agricultural land, popularised as the 'land grab'.

War Knocks on the Squat House in Zwara

Friday, December 05, 2014

ZWARA, Libya, Dic 05 (IPS) - It could be a squat house anywhere: music is playing non-stop and there is also a radio station and an art exhibition. However, weapons are also on display among the instruments, and most here wear camouflage uniform.

Native Villagers in Honduras Bet on Food Security – and Win

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

VICTORIA, Honduras, Dic 03 (IPS) - The town's dynamic mayor, Sandro Martínez, assumed the commitment of turning the Honduran municipality of Victoria into a model of food and nutritional security and environmental protection by means of municipal public policies based on broad social and community participation and international development aid.

OPINION: Climate Justice Is the Only Way to Solve Our Climate Crisis

Monday, December 01, 2014

LIMA, Dic 01 (IPS) - In November, the world's top climate scientists issued their latest warning that the climate crisis is rapidly worsening on a number of fronts, and that we must stop our climate-polluting way of producing energy if we are to stand a chance of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

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.

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