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Friday, August 28, 2015   19:12 GMT



Workplace Diversity Still a Pipe Dream in Most U.S. Newsrooms
Nora Happel
UNITED NATIONS, 29 Jul (IPS) - Although the United States as a whole is becoming more ethnically diverse, newsrooms remain largely dominated by white, male reporters, according to a recent investigation by The Atlantic magazine.
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Big Oil Privately Accepted Global Warming, but Publicly Battled Climate Science
Diego Arguedas Ortiz
SAN JOSE, 17 Jul (IPS) - For decades, executives and decision makers at major U.S. and European fossil fuel companies were aware that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused global warming, but still provided millions in funding to boost disinformation campaigns and sponsor scientists who denied climate change.
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Putting the “Integrity of the Earth’s Ecosystems” at the Centre of the Sustainable Development Agenda
Kanya DAlmeida
UNITED NATIONS, 6 Jul (IPS) - By 2050, we will be a world of nine billion people. Not only does this mean there’ll be two million more mouths to feed than there are at present, it also means these mouths will be consuming more – in the next 20 years, for instance, an estimated three billion people will enter the middle class, in addition to the 1.8 billion estimated to be within that income bracket today.
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Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis
Zhai Yun Tan
WASHINGTON, 2 Jul (IPS) - The United Nations’ food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.
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Q&A
‘What if the Worst-Case Scenarios Actually Come to Pass?’
Kanya DAlmeida
NEW YORK, 5 Jun (IPS) - Imagine this, if you can: the world as we know it torn apart by ‘hypercanes’, storms with wind speeds of over 500 mph, capable of producing a system the size of North America. A tiny fraction of humanity driven to a civilisation underground, the remaining masses left to fend for themselves on the virtually uninhabitable Earth’s surface. Species extinction is complete and genetic engineering is at a new height, to ensure the continued survival of what’s left of the human race.
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Opinion
The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene
Roberto Savio
ROME, 4 May (IPS) - The ‘West’ is a concept that flourished during the Cold War. Then it was West against East in the form of the Soviet empire. The East was evil against which all democratic countries – read West – were called on to fight.
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Latin America Heralds New Era with United States
Ivet Gonzalez
PANAMA CITY, 13 Apr (IPS) - Latin America presented its own recipes for development in the new era of relations with the United States in the Seventh Summit of the Americas, where Cuba took part for the first time and the U.S. said it would close the chapter of “medd[ling] with impunity” in its neighbours to the south.
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Economic Slowdown Threatens Progress Towards Equality in Latin America
Ivet Gonzalez
PANAMA CITY, 11 Apr (IPS) - Predictions of a sharp slowdown in Latin America’s economic growth this year make it even more necessary for the region’s leaders to make commitments to boost prosperity with equality during the Seventh Summit of the Americas, currently taking place in the Panamanian capital.
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From Punta del Este to Panama, the End of Cuba’s Isolation
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 8 Apr (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama was only four days old when Comandante Ernesto “Che” Guevara publicly castigated the United States’ policy of hostility toward Cuba at an inter-American summit, reiterated then Prime Minister Fidel Castro’s willingness to resolve differences through dialogue on an equal footing, and held secret conversations with a Washington envoy.
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Child Labour on U.S. Tobacco Farms
A Stubborn Problem in a Billion-Dollar Industry
Valentina Ieri
UNITED NATIONS, 6 Apr (IPS) - For many young people, the summer is synonymous with free time, relaxation, or family vacations. For less fortunate kids the summer means labour, with scores of youths taking on part-time work to support their families.
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