Archive | March, 2010

Sanitation Goals Falter Amid Official Apathy

Posted on 08 March 2010 by editor

Washing clothes. The water in the community washing area is contaminated with mineral waste. Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS TerraViva

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) – At the United Nations, “water and sanitation” have remained inseparable twins on the world body’s social and economic agenda. Continue Reading

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Riqueza escondida entre desechos

Posted on 08 March 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TerraViva

Por Pablo Alfano

MONTEVIDEO, mar (IPS TerraViva) – “Va a llegar un momento en que 80 por ciento de la materia prima que utilizará la industria en Uruguay será producto del reciclaje de residuos”, dice con cierto orgullo Marcelo Conde, un clasificador de 40 años que se dedica a esta tarea desde que tiene “uso de razón”. Continue Reading

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Le karité, le carnet d’épargne des femmes du Sahel

Posted on 08 March 2010 by editor

Noix de Karité

Soumaila T. Diarra

BAMAKO, 20 mars (IPS TerraViva) – Dans les zones sahéliennes d’Afrique de l’ouest où il pousse, le karité constitue une source de revenus pour les femmes. Pourtant, la sécheresse et les maladies végétales menacent cet arbre sauvage dont le beurre est apprécié des industries alimentaires et cosmétiques. Continue Reading

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With Blood Spilt, Political Wounds Far from Healed

Posted on 07 March 2010 by editor

'We, the commoners and the lower class, must gather,' reads the monk's placard at the anti-government protests in Bangkok. Credit: Sujane Kanparit/IPS

Analysis – By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Mar 16 , 2010 (IPS) – A nearly four-kilometre arc of road that cuts through the historic part of the Thai capital, the site of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in years, has brought into sharp relief a political wound that is far from being healed in this kingdom. Continue Reading

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‘Day of Rage’ Engulfs Palestine

Posted on 07 March 2010 by editor

Palestinian protestors at the Qalandia checkpoint. Credit: Mel Frykberg

By Mel Frykberg

QALANDIA, West Bank, Mar 17, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – On Tuesday tens of hundreds of Palestinians of all political persuasions took to the streets, alleys and sidewalks as widespread rioting and protests spread across East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and into Israel proper. Continue Reading

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Un récord agridulce

Posted on 07 March 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TerraViva

Por Fabiana Frayssinet

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 16 mar (IPS TerraViva) – Granos más, granos menos, Brasil tendrá este año la mayor cosecha de oleoginosas, leguminosas y cereales de su historia. Continue Reading

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Chevron quiere ganar, aunque pierda

Posted on 06 March 2010 by editor

Fotograma de "Crudo": María Garófalo, paciente oncológica, reflejada en el agua oleosa cercana a su casa, en la Amazonia ecuatoriana. Credito: Juan Diego Perez

Por Gonzalo Ortiz

QUITO, 15 mar (IPS TerraViva) – Tras 16 años de embrollos judiciales entre Ecuador y la firma estadounidense Chevron, que han postergado una y otra vez la sentencia, esta transnacional petrolera obtuvo un triunfo que le permite aspirar a salvarse incluso en el caso de ser condenada en el proceso en su contra, por unos 27.000 millones de dólares. Continue Reading

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Un banco bajo presión

Posted on 06 March 2010 by editor

Por Emilio Godoy

MÉXICO, 15 mar (IPS) – Centenares de organizaciones de la sociedad civil latinoamericanas reclaman que el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) reforme su estrategia de créditos y su funcionamiento. Continue Reading

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SOUTH AFRICA: Community Fears World Cup Will Cause Homelessness

Posted on 05 March 2010 by editor

Charlene Paul and her baby stand in front of her house, next to Athlone Training Stadium, which is to be demolished. Credit:Ann Hellman/IPS

By Ann Hellman

CAPE TOWN, Mar 8, 2010 (IPS) – While South African parliamentarians attended a swanky pre-International Women’s Day celebration at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre, a group of destitute women in decaying Kewtown, just seven miles away, worried about looming homelessness. Continue Reading

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U.S.: ACLU Ad Challenges Military Commissions

Posted on 05 March 2010 by editor

By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Mar 8, 2010 (IPS) – Civil libertarians hit back hard Sunday at reports indicating that the Barack Obama administration is about to cave in to pressure from Congress and local groups in New York City and is not only considering transferring the cases of suspected terrorists to another federal court, but even moving them to the military commission system. Continue Reading

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