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Secret Companies Allow Corrupt Cash to Flood Key Real Estate Markets

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ROME/BERLIN, Mar 30 (IPS) - The governments of Australia, Canada, the UK and the US need to close glaring legal loopholes to prevent the corrupt elite from laundering the proceeds of grand corruption in their local real estate markets, a major anti-corruption watchdog urges.

How to Stir up a Refugee Crisis in Five Steps, Trump Style

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

US / MEXICO BORDER, Mar 29 (IPS) - The sight of one of the most infamous borders on earth – roughly 1,000 kilometers of porous metal fence dividing lives, hopes and dreams between the USA and Mexico, is undoubtedly overwhelming, but not in the way we expected it to be.

UN to Investigate Violations Against Rohingya

Monday, March 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A top UN human rights group has decided to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Slaves

Monday, March 27, 2017

ROME, Mar 27 (IPS) - For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter of the past—it still there, with estimated 21 million victims of forced labour and extreme exploitation around the world--nearly the equivalent to of the combined population of Scandinavian countries.

Under Fire, Journalism Explores Self-Preservation

Friday, March 24, 2017

PARIS, Mar 24 (IPS) - With widespread attacks on professional journalists and the rise of a fake-news industry, media experts agree that journalism is increasingly under fire. But how can the press fight back and ensure its survival?

Free Education Helps Combat Child Labour in Fiji

Friday, March 24, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 24 (IPS) - In the South Pacific nation of Fiji, free and compulsory education, introduced three years ago, in association with better awareness and child protection measures, is helping to reduce children's vulnerability to harmful and hazardous forms of work.

New Recipe for School Meals Programmes in Latin America

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SAN JOSE, Mar 23 (IPS) - Sunita Daniel remembers what the school lunch programmes were like in her Caribbean island nation, Saint Lucía, until a couple of years ago: meals made of processed foods and imported products, and little integration with the surrounding communities.

Women and Tribal Leaders Call for “Balanced” Libyan Peace Process

Thursday, March 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

Together We are Stronger Against Police Violence

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 22 (IPS) - As a relative of a young man killed by the police in Kingston, Jamaica, many people have asked me how my family copes with the pain, with having lost a part of us, with the immense frustration of not having found justice for Nakiea.

New Approach Needed for Peace in Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - When the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban's despicable treatment of women was cited by First Lady Laura Bush as one of the main reasons for going to war. Yet, since that regime fell 15 years ago, the Afghan government has neither included women in the peacebuilding process, nor has it stemmed the endemic rate of violence against them.

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