Archive | October, 2010

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PERÚ: Reclamos opuestos ante derrame tóxico

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Contaminación del Río Opamayo. Crédito: Federación Nacional de Trabajadores, Mineros, Metalúrgicos y Siderúrgicos del Perú (FNTMMSP).

Por Milagros Salazar

LIMA, 28 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Cuatro meses atrás se produjo el mayor derrame de residuos mineros peligrosos en Perú. Hoy los trabajadores de la empresa Caudalosa reclaman que ésta vuelva a funcionar, y los pobladores de la zona que se limpien los ríos contaminados, de los que dependen.
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PARAGUAY: Economy Soaring – For the Few

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Soybean fields in Paraguay.

By Natalia Ruiz Díaz

ASUNCION, Oct 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Paraguay’s economy is currently growing at the fastest rate in Latin America, due to growing demand and high prices for agricultural products, especially soy, which is driving the expansion. But the question is whether the benefits of the boom will trickle down to the poor majority.
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Ayunos alimentados por sordera institucional

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Mujeres electricistas mexicanas durante su huelga de hambre. Crédito: Daniela Pastrana /IPS.

Por Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, 28 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – De prisioneros a gobernantes han recurrido desde el año pasado a huelgas de hambre para defender sus posiciones y demandas en América Latina. Detrás del uso cada vez más intenso de la radical protesta, está para los expertos la falta de respuestas institucionales.
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World Education Forum – Palestine

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Courtesy of World Education Forum - Palestine.

IPS/TerraViva will be reporting on the four-day World Education Forum in Palestine, which takes place Oct. 28-31. Check back for updates!
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L’ÉDUCATION-MALI: Les jeunes veulent enseigner, mais pas dans les villages

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Credit: Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo.

Soumaila T. Diarra

BAMAKO, 28 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – De nombreux jeunes en quête d’emploi se bousculent pour les concours d’entrée dans les Instituts de formation des maîtres (IFM) – des écoles créées pour former des enseignants de qualité. Si les diplômés de ces instituts échappent au chômage, ils boudent les villages.
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CHINA: Las dos caras del turismo interno

Posted on 27 October 2010 by admin

Tibetana en la aldea de Zhong Liu, en la occidental provincia china de Sichuan. Crédito: Mitch Moxley/IPS.

Por Mitch Moxley

JIAJU, China, oct (IPS) – En 2005, la revista National Geographic China calificó a esta aldea de la occidental provincia de Sichuan como la más bella del país. La distinción es una bendición o una maldición, según cómo se mire.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Draft Bill Is ‘A Charter for Rogues’

Posted on 27 October 2010 by admin

A week of action against what activists describe as a Secrecy Bill concluded with a march on parliament. Credit: Davison Makanga/IPS.

By Erna Curry

CAPE TOWN, Oct 27, 2010 (IPS) – A coalition of civil society groups marched to South Africa’s Parliament on Oct. 27 to protest against the draft version of a new Protection of Information Bill. “This bill is a betrayal of all the democratic principles we fought for,” anti-apartheid stalwart Kader Asmal told the crowd.
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CHINA: As Tourists Come, Culture Goes

Posted on 27 October 2010 by admin

A Tibetan woman in Zhong Lu village, in China's western Sichuan province. Credit:Mitch Moxley/IPS.

By Mitch Moxley

JIAJU, China, Oct 27, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – In 2005, the ‘National Geographic China’ magazine named this ethnic Tibetan village in western Sichuan province, sprawled over a valley wall amid snow-capped mountains, China’s most beautiful. Depending on how you look at it, that distinction was either a blessing or a curse.
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DROITS-RD CONGO: ‘Une occasion pour dire plus jamais’

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

Gender activists in the DRC hope to make gender-based violence an election issue. Credit: UNIFEM.

Baudry Aluma

BUKAVU, RD Congo, 26 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – La société civile dans la province orientale du Sud-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), est déterminée pour que des mesures significatives suivent la publication du Projet de cartographie de l’ONU, un rapport détaillant certaines des plus graves violations des droits humains par des acteurs étatiques et non-étatiques en RDC entre 1993 et 2003.
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Mais mulheres em frentes de combate

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

A female U.N. peacekeeper at target practice. Credit: John Isaac/UN Photo.

Thalif Deen

Nações Unidas, 26/10/2010, (IPS/TerraViva) – A percepção de que as mulheres participam de conflitos armados fundamentalmente em forças internacionais de paz está sofrendo uma gradual transformação.
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