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CAMBODIA: Aid Donors Urged to Demand Faster Reforms from Gov’t

Posted on 07 June 2010 by editor

With land-related disputes brewing in Cambodia, thousands of people stand to be evicted from what government calls state property. Credit:Irwin Loy/IPS

By Irwin Loy

PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010 (IPS) – Yuen Mach sat on the floor of her wooden home, her hands nervously twisting a stalk of lemongrass into fibrous strands.

Ever since authorities told her that the plot of land that her family occupies and which overlooks Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake no longer belonged to her, but to a local company that plans to flip the site into a massive real estate development, her days have been filled with worry. Continue Reading

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RECESSION AND RECOVERY: Diamonds Are for the Poor

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami

By IPS Correspondents*

NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.
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