Women and Girls in Haiti Deprived of Basic Safety and Health Services

By Caroline Mwanga NEW YORK | PORT AU PRINCE | 18 July 2024 (IDN) — Ongoing political instability, escalating gang violence, and hurricane season are threatening the Caribbean Island, Haiti. Subsequently, as a recent UN Women report finds, nearly 300,000 internally displaced women and girls are living in makeshift camps lacking basic human necessities. They […]

Fifty Years On, A Fight for Land Rights in Suriname Continues

By Jason Pinas* This article was issued by Dialogue Earth and is being republished under the Creattive Commons license. PARAMARIBO, Suriname | 7 July 2024 (IDN) — Ever since Suriname’s independence from the Netherlands nearly fifty years ago, the country’s Indigenous and tribal people have been fighting to have their land rights recognised. “We are […]

Uruguay Can Propel Relations between South America and China

By Ignacio Bartesaghi* This article was issued by Dialogue Earth and is being republished under the Creattive Commons license. MONTEVIDEO | 5 July 2024 (IDN) — Since the transformations that took place in China in the 1970s, which led to the so-called “economic miracle” that saw millions of Chinese people lifted out of poverty, the […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: Initiative to Empower Young People in Arms Control, Peacebuilding

By Rodney Reynolds NEW YORK | 15 May 24 (IDN) — The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) has launched the first edition of GenerAcción Paz: building dreams, disarming violence (GenerAcción Paz: armando sueños, desarmando la violencia), which aspires to empower young people to create […]

Latin America: Several Countries Look to Combat Gang Violence by Fighting Fire

By Amalendu Misra The writer is a Professor of International Politics, Lancaster University. This article was issued by The Conversation. LANCASTER, UK (IDN) — Gangs have an enduring presence in Latin America. They have existed as power brokers, illicit economic actors and spoilers in the developmental processes of several countries. And yet, despite their power […]

The Pitfalls of Investor-State Dispute Settlements Designed to Favour Corporations

By Pedro Labayen Herrera and Guillaume Long* PARIS | 19 April 2024 (IDN) — On February 9, less than 100 days into his transitional one-and-a-half-year term, Ecuadorian president Daniel Noboa announced an 11-question referendum to take place on April 21. Amid a historic security crisis that has made Ecuador one of the deadliest countries in […]

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