News headlines for “Democracy”, page 3

  1. Immigrant Supports Other US Migrants Run the Gauntlet of Bureaucracy

    - Inter Press Service

    Stanford, Jul 18 (IPS) - Veronica Vega's husband was the first in the family to immigrate to Oakland, California. When 27 years ago Vega decided to join him, she was five months pregnant and walked across the Mexican border to come to the United States.

  2. Drones To Help Fishers Avoid Border Conflicts on Lake Victoria

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jul 14 (IPS) - It is exactly two years since George Omuodo’s brutal confrontation with fishers from Uganda, an encounter that left him hospitalized with a broken arm and bruised ribs. After listening to his ordeal, one wonders where he gets the courage to go back to the lake every day.

  3. A Future Horror and the Hope of the Present

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Jul 12 (IPS) - This is an alert message: if nothing stops the wave of violence in Mexico, by the end of 2024 the country could exceed the figure of 150,000 missing persons.

  4. Migrant Workers from Mexico, Caught Up in Trafficking, Forced Labor and Exploitation

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Jul 08 (IPS) - Eduardo Reyes, originally from Puebla in central Mexico, was offered a 40-hour workweek contract by his recruiter and his employer in the United States, but ended up performing hundreds of hours of unpaid work that was not authorized because his visa had expired, unbeknownst to him.

  5. Myths Fuel Xenophobic Sentiment in South Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    Johannesburg, Jul 07 (IPS) - Around the world, from Syria to Libya, from Bangladesh to Ukraine, millions have become refugees in foreign lands due to war, famine, or political and economic instability in their countries.

  6. Sri Lankan Beggar's Opera

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jul 06 (IPS) - When Ceylon - now Sri Lanka - gained independence from Britain in 1948 after almost 450 years of colonial rule under three western powers, it was one Asia’s most stable and prosperous democracies.

  7. The Camel, the Needle -- and the UN's first Woman Secretary-General

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - A 2.0 version of an ancient Biblical saying reads: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a woman to become the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

    The male/female ratio for the Secretary-General stands at 9 vs zero. And the Presidency of the General Assembly (PGA), the highest policy-making body at the UN, is not far behind either.

  8. Mobilizing Against Hunger in Brazil, Where It Affects 33.1 Million People

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 05 (IPS) - A campaign against hunger, a problem that affects 15.5 percent of the Brazilian population, seeks to mobilize society once again in search of urgent solutions, inspired by a mass movement that took off in the country in 1993.

  9. Why We Need a Digital Safe Space for LGBTQ Youth - Thoughts from Asian Teens

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul & Nonthaburi, Thailand, Jul 04 (IPS) - Recently, I watched a documentary titled Why We Can’t See Disabled People.

  10. Smelter Finally Closes Due to Extreme Pollution in Chilean Bay

    - Inter Press Service

    QUINTERO, Chile, Jul 04 (IPS) - A health crisis that in 20 days left 500 children poisoned in the adjacent municipalities of Quintero and Puchuncaví triggered the decision to close the Ventanas Smelter, in a first concrete step towards putting an end to a so-called "sacrifice zone" in Chile.

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