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  1. One Hundred Years On, Argentine State Acknowledges Indigenous Massacre in Trial

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 13 (IPS) - It’s a strange trial, with no defendants. The purpose is not to hand down a conviction, but to bring visibility to an atrocious event that occurred almost a hundred years ago in northern Argentina and was concealed by the State for decades with singular success: the massacre by security forces of hundreds of indigenous people who were protesting labor mistreatment and discrimination.

  2. In Sri Lanka, Things Fall Apart

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 04 (IPS) - When I ended last month’s column hoping that April would not prove to be hapless Sri Lanka’s ‘cruellest month’ (in the words TS Eliot), I hardly anticipated the current turn of events.

  3. Indigenous Women in Mexico Take United Stance Against Inequality

    - Inter Press Service

    UAYMA, Mexico, Apr 26 (IPS) - Every other Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. sharp, a group of 26 Mexican women meet for an hour to discuss the progress of their work and immediate tasks. Anyone who arrives late must pay a fine of about 25 cents on the dollar.

  4. Chinas Entry into the Muslim World

    - Inter Press Service

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Apr 07 (IPS) - The retrenchment of American power in the Middle East and the larger Muslim world, coupled with the war in Ukraine, has provided a geopolitical breather for China. Beijing is effectively deploying this to make strategic inroads into the region, given this vacuum and focus on Europe.

  5. Indian Agriculture Towards 2030

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 04 (IPS) - India began its journey as an independent nation in 1947 with fresh memory of the Bengal Famine of 1943 which claimed 1.5 to 3 million lives. Against this backdrop, the First Five Year Plan (1951-56) prioritized agriculture which, however, shifted to heavily industrialization in the second Plan.

  6. In Sri Lanka, Rajapaksas on the Ropes

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Apr 04 (IPS) - With the economy in freefall and basics such as food and fuel in dangerously short supply, there is mounting public anger against a failing and desperate government in Sri Lanka.

  7. Can Legal Action Alone Put an End to Child Marriage?

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Apr 01 (IPS) - On December 22, 2021, the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021which seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, was sent to a parliamentary standing committee for further discussion.

  8. UN Should Aspire to Turn Sports into a Tool for Social Change

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 01 (IPS) - The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which will be commemorated on April 6, is a day that celebrates the positive effects that sports can have on the society.

  9. Do we Really Need a World Ranking to Measure Happiness?

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Mar 29 (IPS) - The 10th edition of the World Happiness Report was recently published and once again the findings raised an array of mixed emotions with many questioning the real foundations underpinning the most discussed aspect of the Report, the World Happiness Ranking,

  10. Ukraine Shows Why the G20 Anti-Corruption Agenda Is More Important than Ever

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 25 (IPS) - The world has quickly transitioned from a global health crisis to a geopolitical one, as the war in Ukraine rages into its second month. But the Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest in a long list of challenges that at their heart are either caused by or exacerbated by corruption.

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