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Saturday, January 14, 2017
SANTIAGO, Jan 14 (IPS) - Chile, Latin America's leader in solar energy, is starting the new year with an innovative step: the development of the country´s first citizens solar power plant.
Friday, January 13, 2017
CALI, Colombia, Jan 13 (IPS) - The macroeconomic data for the close of the year provided by the Cuban government confirms the projections that Cuba would enter a recession as a result of the Venezuelan shock.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (IPS) - So-called free-trade agreements (FTAs) are generally presumed to promote trade liberalization, but in fact, they do much more to strengthen the power of the most influential transnational corporations of the dominant partner involved. While FTAs typically reduce some barriers to the international trade in goods and services, some provisions strengthen private monopolies and corporate power.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Mexico City, Jan 12 (IPS) - "We are absolutely fed up with the government's plundering and arbitrary decisions. We don´t deserve what they're doing to us," said Marisela Campos during one of the many demonstrations against the government´s decision to raise fuel prices.
Monday, January 09, 2017
BERAGAMA, Jan 09 (IPS) - Beragama is a typical Sri Lankan rural village, with lush green paddy fields interspersed by small houses and the village temple standing at the highest location. Despite being close to the island's second international harbour and its second international airport, Beragama appears untouched by modernity.
Friday, January 06, 2017
APODI, Brazil, Jan 06 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 05 (IPS) - President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he will take the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the first day of his presidency. The TPP may now be dead, thanks to Trump and opposition by all major US presidential candidates. With its imminent demise almost certain, it is important to draw on some lessons before it is buried.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Monday, January 02, 2017
PENANG, Jan 02 (IPS) - Yet another new year has dawned. But 2017 will be a year like no other.
Friday, December 30, 2016
OURICURI, Brazil, Dec 30 (IPS) - The drought that has plagued Brazil's semiarid Northeast region since 2012 is already more severe than the 1979-1983 drought, the longest in the 20th century. But prolonged dry spells no longer cause the tragedies of the past.
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