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  1. The Art of the Deal: What Trump May Teach Us

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Like any dealer he was watching for the card
    that is so high and wild
    he'll never need to deal another.

    -- Leonard Cohen Stranger Song

    A friend of mine who became wealthy as an art dealer but eventually lost his fortune told me: "Money isn´t everything, but it helps." This made me think of Donald Trump, who likes to describe himself as an entrepreneur, i.e. "owner of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits."1 The keyword is profits. According to Trump, success is measured through wealth. Like chess and poker, entrepreneurship is about winning and losing. Trump characterizes people he dislikes as loserswhile he considers himself to be a winner.

  2. Cities of Light are Providing Safe Havens to Refugees

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - While cities around the world have been providing safe havens to refugees, a few US cities in the Upstate New York region have been integrating refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities.

  3. The Forgotten Migrants of Central America

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Rural and indigenous populations in countries like Guatemala and Honduras are increasingly on the move – either migrating internally or to neighbouring countries.

  4. An Uncertain Future for Palestinian Refugees

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been forced to justify its existence at the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference later this month.

  5. Championing Social Changes: A Tale of Two Women

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    MADRID, Spain, Jun 11 (IPS) - Karessa Ramos is Social Media Data Analyst for BBVA Microfinance Foundation based in Madrid.

    This is the story of two women who are positively transforming social norms in their respective societies, as part of the global movement towards gender equality.

  6. A Journey from a Small-Scale Farm to International Stage

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 10 (IPS) - Chinasa Asonye is CEO of Chileofarms, a women's farming collective.

    As a wife and mother in Nigeria who wanted to support my family and my community, I began my own farm in 2006. When I began, I never could have dreamed that just cultivating the earth would someday lead to my meeting government leaders, and traveling to meet other women from around the world doing their part to make a difference in their own communities.

  7. UN Says Kyrgyz Journalist Should be Freed

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 10 (IPS) - Gulnoza Said* is Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Europe and Central Asia

    On a recent morning in Bazar-Korgon, southern Kyrgyzstan, Khadicha Askarova was giving hasty instructions to her daughter about what needed to be packed.

  8. Venezuelans Left Without Assistance in Washington

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 (IPS) - Venezuelans in the city of Washington D.C., in the United States, are currently without consular protection as access to their country's embassy has remained unstable since April.

  9. Mothers in the US Are Dying: What Are We Doing to Save Them?

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 07 (IPS) - Juan Pablo Segura is Co-founder of Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics.

    The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of any developed country – and the rate is rising. The US is currently the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.

  10. What Standardised Testing Doesn't Tell Us About Learning

    Thursday, June 06, 2019

    THANE, MAHARASHTRA, India, Jun 06 (IPS) - When we look at learning outcomes for children, we only look at standardised tests, ignoring any indigenous knowledge, language, or problem solving strategies they might have.

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