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Thursday, May 28, 2015   21:00 GMT



U.S. Failings Exposed in U.N. Human Rights Review
Gustavo Capdevila
GENEVA, 12 May (IPS) - Without the emperor’s clothes, like in the Hans Christian Andersen story, the United States was forced to submit its human rights record to the scrutiny of the other 192 members of the United Nations on Monday.
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Press Freedom Groups Denounce NSA Spying on AJ Bureau Chief
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 12 May (IPS) - Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan doesn’t deny that he’s had contact with terrorist groups. In fact, it would have been rather difficult to do his job otherwise.
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Police Killings Challenge U.S. "Exceptionalism"
Kitty Stapp
UNITED NATIONS, 6 May (IPS) - Since being roundly chastised last fall by the U.N. Committee Against Torture for excessive use of force by its law enforcement agencies, the United States hasn't exactly managed to repair its international reputation.
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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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Q&A
Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Testing, a 'Stepping Stone' to a Nuke-Free World
Kanya DAlmeida
UNITED NATIONS, 29 Apr (IPS) - With the four-week-long review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) underway at the United Nations, hopes and frustrations are running equally high, as a binding political agreement on the biggest threat to humanity hangs in the balance.
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Foreign Fighter Recruits
Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 17 Apr (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage “jihad” or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad.
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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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