Central America

10.05.2016

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Why do girls, adolescents and women migrate?  Why would they leave their countries of origin and embark on the misadventure of an undocumented journey with the certainty that they will suffer on the way?  And if they do make it, will they be able to survive and deal with the… »

03.04.2016

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Panama Papers: German paper publishes ‘biggest leak in history’ on corruption

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) has released the biggest leak in journalistic history, posting 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm online and providing “rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows.” SZ said it received the law firm’s documents a year ago from an anonymous… »

02.04.2016

Seed storage in the tropics

Seed storage in the tropics

 Why seed storage is necessary Yearly production of grains, pulses, and vegetables depends on a reliable supply of quality seed. This is true for the farmer growing a crop to feed their family as well as for the agricultural worker evaluating and growing out seeds of a new crop species… »

29.03.2016

The U.S. allocates 800 thousand dollars to program against Cuba

The U.S. allocates 800 thousand dollars to program against Cuba

Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) In a new attempt to interfere in Cuban internal affairs, the United States announced a program of orientation to supposed emergent leaders of Cuban civil society, with a budget amounting to almost 800 thousand dollars. The announcement was made last Thursday by the Office of… »

23.03.2016

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

They can try to say what they want, but the Cuban Revolution continues to triumph against U.S. interference despite the decades-long blockade and the Cuban Adjustment Act (among other things). And since it’s time to say things clearly, let’s begin by asking: why does Obama talk… »

23.03.2016

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

The Unwavering Dignity of the Cuban Revolution Has Won

They can try to say what they want, but the Cuban Revolution continues to triumph against U.S. interference despite the decades-long blockade and the Cuban Adjustment Act (among other things). And since it’s time to say things clearly, let’s begin by asking: why does Obama talk… »

21.03.2016

Cuba, USA may advance in areas of common interest, said Obama

Cuba, USA may advance in areas of common interest, said Obama

Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama stated here today that despite the differences between his country and Cuba both nations can progress in areas of common interest. After a meeting of more than two hours with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the US dignitary stated that… »

04.03.2016

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Berta Caceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza, the killing done by two assailants who broke into her home, says a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras. Fellow activist Tomas Membreno said in a… »

27.01.2016

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with… »

27.01.2016

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of the protagonists behind the CELAC grouping, the president gave some… »

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