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In Nicaragua, Supplying Beef to the U.S. Comes at a High Human Cost

Privatisation 'Wave' Hurts Poor as Pandemic Heightens Risks

Report: Nicaragua Government Failing to Protect Indigenous


  • Washington Post

    By Dalatou Mamane, Frank Jordans and Vanessa Gera - AP

    NIAMEY, Niger — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as “a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.

    Announcing the prize...

  • Undark

    by Sara Van Note

    WHEN JUAN CARLOS OCAMPO, an Indigenous community leader in Nicaragua, was a child, deer regularly passed his home as they moved between dense riparian forests on the country’s northern Caribbean coast. Like others in his Miskito community, his family caught fish and crayfish from the rivers, hunted deer and large guinea...

  • Lanka News Web

    Visuals of hundreds of Disappeared Tamils were screened outside the UN.

    Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) organized several protests in different parts of the world to observe the International Day of Disappeared on August 30.

  • The Hill
    In March, as the coronavirus pandemic reached Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega disappeared from public view for over a month. It was a shocking neglect of his duties, eclipsed only by his latest disappearing act, which lasted 39 days.
  • Asian Tribune

    By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US National Correspondent

    Washington, D.C. 22 July ( The compact between Sri Lanka and the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) could potentially shift millions of hectares of land into private control, says a specialized report done by California-based think tank Oakland...

  • Mongabay

    By John C. Cannon

    • A new report by the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, outlines cases of land privatization around the world.

    • The report’s authors caution that privatizing land, especially when it has been traditionally managed communally, could sideline the interests of Indigenous...