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Sunday, December 21, 2014   11:13 GMT



U.S. Flag Can Be Seen Again in Cuba
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 18 Dec (IPS) - The announcement that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations took most Cubans by surprise. Over half of the population was born after the severing of ties in 1961 and the start of the embargo that has marked their lives.
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Is U.N. Convention Against Torture in Jeopardy?
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 11 Dec (IPS) - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques - by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil - were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
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Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 10 Dec (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.
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Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 10 Dec (IPS) - Tuesdays release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of detainees in the so-called war on terror does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.
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Mubarak Acquitted as Egypts Counterrevolution Thrives
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 3 Dec (IPS) - The acquittal of former Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak is not a legal or political surprise. Yet it carries serious ramifications for Arab autocrats who are leading the counterrevolutionary charge, as well as the United States.
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Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks
Lyndal Rowlands
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Nov (IPS) - -A recurring nightmare for me is Im trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. Im yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us.
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U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention
Kul Chandra Gautam
KATHMANDU, 19 Nov (IPS) - On Nov. 20, the whole world will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the worlds most universally ratified human rights treaty, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Sadly, the United States of America wont be at the party or will simply be watching from the sidelines.
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Massachussetts Schools Welcome New Students Who Fled Danger
Jane Regan
SOMERVILLE, Massachussetts, 8 Nov (IPS) - Pedro sought a safer life. He traveled to Somerville from Chalantenango, El Salvador on foot, by bus, car, and in the back of a tractor-trailer truck.
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Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 31 Oct (IPS) - The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the countrys massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.
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OPINION
Contras and Drugs, Three Decades Later
Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero
SAN JUAN, 26 Oct (IPS) - In late 1986, Washington was rocked by revelations that the Ronald Reagan administration had illegally aided a stateless army known as the contras in Central America.
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