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Promoting Privatization

After discrediting state-owned enterprises, privatization advocates successfully pushed a broad reform agenda under the rubric of privatization from the 1980s, with the support of the Washington-based international financial institutions. By Jomo Kwame ...

UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

The Ethiopian Airlines plane was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, from 35 countries, when it took a nose dive six minutes after leaving the airport in Addis Ababa. Credit: Alec Wilson/CC by 2.0 By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 2019 ...

The Crisis in Venezuela

Alfred de Zayas at the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry. By Alfred de ZayasGENEVA, Mar 12 2019 (IPS) My mission to Venezuela in November/December 2017 was the first by a UN rapporteur in 21 years. It was intended to open the door to the visit of other rapporteurs ...

Birds of a Feather: Kim Jong-un and Donald J Trump

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) After his first meeting with Kim Jong-un Donald Trump declared: “And then we fell in love, okay? No, really – he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters.” Maybe it was ...

Preaching World Peace by Day, Peddling Lethal Weapons By Night

UN Security Council in session. By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) The Middle East, one of the world’s most politically-volatile and war-ravaged regions, has doubled its arms imports during the past five years, according to the Stockholm ...

Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Professor Pius Adesanmi was on board the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 that crashed on Sunday with no survivors. By Sam OlukoyaLAGOS, Nigeria, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) Nigeria is mourning along with the rest of the world after the downing of Ethiopian Airlines ...

The Rising Trend of Zero Waste Lifestyles

By Leyla AcarogluMELBOURNE, Mar 11 2019 (IPS) Not too long ago, the term “zero waste” was just one of those boring policy directives or catchphrases thrown around by governments. But in the last few years, ‘going zero waste’ has taken on a new ...

Access to Water Is a Daily Battle in Poor Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

Julio Esquivel and two children in the La Casita de La Virgen soup kitchen in Villa La Cava stand next to the filter that removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and parasites, with a capacity of up to 12 liters per hour. The purifier became the starting ...

Q&A: Inventor from a Small Fishing Village in Saint Lucia Provides Hope for Water Woes

Karlis Noel has invented the Eastern Caribbean’s first solar-powered, mobile desalination plant. By Alison KentishCASTRIES , Mar 11 2019 (IPS) Karlis Noel spends his days in his lab in the small, picturesque community of Laborie in St. Lucia. ...

Millions of Venezuelans in Need of Protection

“Humanitarian aid now. We need it,” read a banner during a massive demonstration in Caracas on Feb. 12, demanding that international aid blocked at the border of neighboring countries be allowed into the country. The demonstrations were held ...
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