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Lula and Wade in Opposite Corners

Posted on 08 February 2011 by admin

By Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, Feb 8 (TerraViva) – The liberal doctrines imposed on the world’s poorest countries no longer have a place in modern societies, says the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Continue Reading

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Lula et Wade, deux discours différents

Posted on 08 February 2011 by admin

Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 8 fév (IPS/TerraViva) – L’ancien président brésilien Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a déclaré lundi à Dakar, aux côtés du chef de l’Etat sénégalais, Abdoulaye Wade, que les doctrines libérales imposées aux pays les plus pauvres n’ont plus leur place dans les sociétés modernes. Continue Reading

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Forum Opens With March Through Dakar

Posted on 07 February 2011 by admin

Activists from Senegal were joined by tens of thousands from around as they marched through the Senegalese capital to mark the opening of the World Social Forum.

Ebrima Sillah reports from Dakar.

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‘Green’ Schools Flourish in Porto Alegre

Posted on 04 January 2011 by editor

Gabriela Borges holds up the bottle that helped replace disposable cups at her school. Credit:Clarinha Glock/IPS

By Clarinha Glock*

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 23, 2010 (Tierram̩rica) РLiving sustainably can be learned. That is the idea championed by two schools in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where students are learning to become environmental citizens of the new millennium.
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“This Time There Will Be No Noah’s Ark”

Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor

There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five to seven years, warns Leonardo Boff. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian*

MEXICO CITY, Dec 28, 2010 (Tierramérica) – “The market is not going to resolve the environmental crisis,” says theologian and environmentalist Leonardo Boff, professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. The solution, he says, lies in ethics and in changing our relationship with nature.
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Crisis Not a Thing of the Past for NGOs

Posted on 04 October 2010 by admin

Protesters demonstrate against direction taken by climate change talks. Credit:Ana Libisch/IPS

By Mario Osava*

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 20 , 2010 (IPS) – The countries of Latin America, with few exceptions, have weathered the global recession of the past two years relatively well, while they simultaneously continued the process of shedding neoliberal policies in their most fundamentalist form. But in financial terms, non-governmental organisations have not fared so well.
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BRAZIL: Football Paves the Way to Masculinity Without Violence

Posted on 26 July 2010 by editor

'Men for an End to Violence against Women', a slogan on a T-shirt in Santa Marta. Credit:Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 19, 2010 (IPS) – It’s Friday night, and in a “favela” (shanty town) in this Brazilian city, a group of men relax with a beer after a hard week, while a song can be heard above the rowdy chatter.
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Mega-Inequality in Urban Mega-Regions

Posted on 27 March 2010 by editor

Polluted river by a shanty town in Argentina. Credit: Courtesy UN-HABITAT

By Fabiana Frayssinet and Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 26, 2010 (IPS) – Basic services that are collapsing or non-existent, overcrowding, pollution: these are big-city problems that are compounded in developing countries by poverty and inequality. Continue Reading

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