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  1. Guatemalans Fight Extractive Industries

    - Inter Press Service

    ASUNCIÓN MITA, Guatemala, Sep 21 (IPS) - The majority of the Guatemalan population continues to oppose mining and other extractive projects, in the midst of a scenario of socio-environmental conflict that pits communities defending their natural resources against the interests of multinational corporations.

  2. Multi-Faith Team Urges Repeal of Blasphemy Laws -- in the Name of Religious Freedom

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 12 (IPS) - In nations lacking certain religious freedoms, the bold multi-faith membership of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable’s Campaign to Eliminate Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws, would be forbidden.

  3. Racism Hurts People and Democracy in Peru

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 01 (IPS) - Banning the use of the same bathroom, insults and calling people animals are just a few of the daily forms of racism experienced by people in Peru, a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual country where various forms of discrimination are intertwined.

  4. Monster Monsoon: “Pakistan and Its People Are Paying the Costs of What They Are Not Responsible For.”

    - Inter Press Service

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sep 01 (IPS) - Pakistan has been going through the worst time of its recent history due to unprecedented colossal monsoon rains and devastating floods. The current floods would have been expected less than once a century, but climate experts claim that what we are seeing today is just a trailer of what’s in store for us if we don’t pay heed to climate change.

  5. There's no Stopping Renewable Power in Chile, but Community Energy Is Not Taking Off

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Aug 25 (IPS) - Renewable energies, especially solar and wind power, are growing inexorably in Chile, driven by large companies. But community generation of alternative energy is not taking off, despite a law promoting it.

  6. Gender Equality & Women’s Rights Wiped out Under the Taliban

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Aug 15 (IPS) - In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls. This has spanned every aspect of their human rights, from living standards to social and political status.

  7. ‘Aid Organizations Must Include the Youth Voice’ August 12, 2022—International Youth Day

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Aug 12 (IPS) - Today marks International Youth Daya global celebration of the transformative power of young people. Introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, the event was inaugurated not only to observe the power of the youth voice, but to serve as a promise from those in power to activate the power of youth across the development sector.

  8. Colombia’s New President May Need U.S. Blessing to Realize his Domestic Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Aug 09 (IPS) - For the first time in its contemporary history, Colombia has a left-wing government. The presidency of Gustavo Petro, who took the reins August 8, marks a significant break from the political status quo. He also represents a stiff test for U.S. influence in Latin America.

  9. The Price of Bukele's State of Emergency in El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, Aug 05 (IPS) - The body of Walter Sandoval shows a number of dark bruises on his arms and knees, as well as lacerations on his left eye and on his head - signs that he suffered some kind of violence before dying in a Salvadoran prison, accused of being a gang member.

  10. The Politics of the Hangman's Noose: Judge, Jury & Executioner

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - A spike in state-sanctioned executions worldwide – including in Iran, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and more recently Myanmar – has triggered strong condemnations from the United Nations and several civil rights and human rights organizations.

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