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MEXICO: Fasting for Life in Land of Death

Posted on 04 February 2011 by editor

Fast and ecumenical ceremony at the Benito Ju√°rez monument. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

By Daniela Pastrana

CIUDAD JU√ĀREZ, Mexico, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS) – “The moral reserve of this country is low. People have let too many things happen without taking to the streets‚Ķand they continue to let them go by,” peace activist Pietro Ameglio told IPS in this Mexican border city.
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Central America Raises Its Voice in Defence of Its Migrants

Posted on 02 February 2011 by editor

A Guatemalan family heading to the Mexican border. Credit:Wilfredo Díaz/IPS

By Danilo Valladares

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 2, 2011 (IPS) – Spiralling violence against Central American migrants in Mexico has prompted legal reforms, diplomatic actions, and the creation of new mechanisms to protect citizens in this region.
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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‚Äôs 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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