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IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (IPS) - For the second time this year, an internal auditor has criticised the World Bank's private sector investment agency over dealings in Honduras, and is warning that similar problems are likely being experienced elsewhere.

Eco-Friendly Agriculture Puts Down Roots in Spain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MALAGA, Spain, Aug 12 (IPS) - José María Gómez squats and pulls up a bunch of carrots from the soil as well as a few leeks. This farmer from southern Spain believes organic farming is more than just not using pesticides and other chemicals – it's a way of life, he says, which requires creativity and respect for nature.

Youth Suicides Sound Alarm Across the Pacific

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SYDNEY, Aug 12 (IPS) - Suicide rates in the Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world and have reached up to 30 per 100,000 in countries such as Samoa, Guam and Micronesia, double the global average, with youth rates even higher.

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 12 (IPS) - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.

Zimbabwe’s 'Casualisation of Labour' Leads to a New Form of Exploitation

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HARARE, Aug 12 (IPS) - Ethel Maziriri, 27, holds an Honours Degree in Social Work from the University of Zimbabwe, but instead of working in her chosen profession, she works as a cashier in one of the country's leading clothing retail company. And it's not by choice.

Chile’s Patagonia Seeks Small-Scale Energy Autonomy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

COYHAIQUE, Chile, Aug 12 (IPS) - The southern region of Aysén in Chile's Patagonian wilderness has the highest energy costs in the entire country. And the regional capital, Coyhaique, is the most polluted city in the nation, even though it has huge potential for hydroelectricity and wind power.

Swamped by Rising Seas, Small Islands Seek a Lifeline

Monday, August 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 11 (IPS) - The world's 52 small island developing states (SIDS), some in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth because of sea-level rise triggered by climate change, will be the focus of an international conference in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa next month.

Nepal’s Poor Live in the Shadow of Natural Disasters

Monday, August 11, 2014

BANKE, Nepal, Aug 11 (IPS) - Barely 100 km north of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, the settlement of Jure, which forms part of the village of Mankha, has become a tragic example of how the country's poorest rural communities are the first and worst victims of natural disasters.

For Disenfranchised Haitian Islanders, Tourism Signals a Paradise Lost

Friday, August 08, 2014

ILE À VACHE, Haiti, Aug 08 (IPS) - Calm waters lap the shore beneath stately coconut palms. Mango trees display their bounty alongside mangrove forests. Goats graze peacefully on hillsides.

Zimbabwean Women Breathe New Life into Private Transport Sector

Friday, August 08, 2014

HARARE, Aug 08 (IPS) - Mavis Gotora from Mabvuku high-density suburb, in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, walks up and down, as she persuades one passer-by after another to board the private taxi cab she drives.

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