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12.04.2015

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Seventh Summit of the Americas will end today in Atlapa Convention Center, with a plenary session to be attended by thirty leaders of the region. Presidents Santos and Obama to Meet in Panama Pope Francis yesterday addressed a message to the host… »

05.04.2015

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

‘Why We All Should Care about the Oil Platform Explosion that Just Happened in Mexico’

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog*  4 April 2015 — Early Wednesday morning [1 April] the Pemex oil platform, Abkatun Alpha blew up off the West coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The explosion killed four people and sent 16 to the hospital. 300 people managed… »

27.03.2015

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has been running with only renewable energy for nearly 3 months

Costa Rica has reached an extraordinary milestone in the history of green energy, with the country operating solely on renewable energy for nearly 3 months. The strong rains in the region have allowed the country to completely give up fossil fuels and feed itself almost entirely with electricity generated by… »

07.01.2015

OPINION: Sabotaging U.S.-Cuba Détente in the Kennedy Era

OPINION: Sabotaging U.S.-Cuba Détente in the Kennedy Era

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr for IPS This is the third of three articles written by Robert F. Kennedy – son of late U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy – which address relations between the United States and Cuba during the 60-year… »

20.12.2014

Something Came Out of Lima: 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land Will Be Restored in Latin America by 2020

Something Came Out of Lima: 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land Will Be Restored in Latin America by 2020

Human Wrongs Watch ​Something came out of Lima climate change meeting: the ground-breaking Initiative 20 X 20, with its bold target of restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2020, was launched during the Second Global Landscape Forum, held in the sidelines of… »

17.12.2014

White House: It is clear our policy of isolating Cuba for decades has “failed”

White House: It is clear our policy of isolating Cuba for decades has “failed”

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by… »

04.12.2014

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

by Arturo Lopez-Levy – The Nation, Transcend Media Service. Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola. When was last time in recent memory a top US official praised Cuba publicly? And since when… »

05.11.2014

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

In Guatemala, indigenous communities prevail against Monsanto

By Jeff Abbott for Waging Nonviolence Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure… »

04.11.2014

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Colonial era reparations discussed at the United Nations

Reparations discussed at the United Nations Colonialism Reparation supports the request for reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery submitted to the United Nations general Assembly by the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and calls on the former colonizers (the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands,… »

21.10.2014

Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

Unemployment Could Fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean Despite Limited Job Creation

  Human Wrongs Watch Santiago, 15 October 2014 (ILO)* — The unfavorable evolution of the economy in Latin America and the Caribbean during the second half of 2014 will not prevent regional urban unemployment from decreasing slightly this year to 6.0% or 6.1%, from the 6.2% recorded in 2013,… »

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