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Thursday, July 24, 2014   19:37 GMT



Child Migrants – A “Torn Artery” in Central America
Thelma Mejia
TEGUCIGALPA, 18 Jul (IPS) - The migration crisis involving thousands of Central American children detained in the United States represents the loss of a generation of young people fleeing poverty, violence and insecurity in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America where violence is rife.
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As Winds of Change Blow, South America Builds Its House with BRICS
Diana Cariboni
MONTEVIDEO, 18 Jul (IPS) - While this week's BRICS summit might have been off the radar of Western powers, the leaders of its five member countries launched a financial system to rival Bretton Woods institutions and held an unprecedented meeting with the governments of South America.
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Zarif and Kerry Signal Momentum on Nuclear Pact
Gareth Porter
WASHINGTON, 17 Jul (IPS) - As the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme approach the Jul. 20 deadline, both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have signaled through their carefully worded statements that they are now moving toward toward agreement on the two most crucial issues in the talks: the level of Iranian enrichment capability to be allowed and the duration of the agreement.
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North’s Policies Affecting South’s Economies
Yilmaz Akyuz
GENEVA, 16 Jul (IPS) - Since the onset of the crisis, the South Centre has argued that policy responses to the crisis by the European Union and the United States has suffered from serious shortcomings that would delay recovery and entail unnecessary losses of income and jobs, and also endanger future growth and stability. 
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U.S., Obama’s Image Remains Positive Worldwide
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 14 Jul (IPS) - While Republicans and other right-wingers claim that President Barack Obama has inflicted unprecedented damage on Washington’s global reputation, a major new global survey suggests that the image of the U.S. remains generally positive.
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Europe and the United States, Allies in Crisis
Joaquin Roy
BARCELONA, 14 Jul (IPS) - A few decades ago, even before the end of the Cold War and before and after Ronald Reagan’s election to the White House, analyses regularly referred to U.S. decadence. At other times, it was Europe’s turn for pessimistic descriptions, especially when it could not overcome its ambivalence over deepening integration, and above all because of the failure of its constitutional project. 
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Khamenei Remarks Show Both Sides Maneuvre on Enrichment
Gareth Porter
WASHINGTON, 12 Jul (IPS) - Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s comments on the nuclear talks Monday provided an unusual glimpse of diplomatic maneuvering by the U.S.-led coalition of five nuclear powers and Germany on the issue of enrichment capability to be allowed in a comprehensive agreement.
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Bahrain’s Expulsion of U.S. Official Sets Back Ties, Reform Hopes
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 8 Jul (IPS) - Monday’s expulsion order by Bahrain against a visiting senior U.S. official has set back tentative hopes for internal reforms that could reconcile the kingdom’s Sunni-led government with its majority Shia community and drawn a sharp protest from Washington.
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Is Japan’s Peace Constitution Dead?
John Feffer
WASHINGTON, 7 Jul (IPS) - Japan has functioned under its “peace constitution” for nearly 70 years. The distinctive Article 9, which prevents the country from conducting war as a means of resolving international conflict, is showing its age.
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Cuba-United States – Something Is Moving
Ignacio Ramonet
PARIS, 7 Jul (IPS) - In ‘Hard Choices’, her new book about her experiences as Secretary of State during U.S. President Barack Obama’s first term (2008-2012), Hillary Clinton writes something of prime importance about Cuba – she says that late in her term in office she urged Obama to reconsider the U.S. embargo against Cuba.
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