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Hog Flu Vaccination Aborted in Mexico – Prensa Latina – 26 Apr 09
Government in the DF aborted a mass vaccination campaign against the hog flu, because it will not stop the outbreak of the new virus that is affecting the Mexican capital and other regions of the country.
Central American Vice-Presidents to Meet in Guatemala – Prensa Latina – 23 Apr 09
The VPs are to discuss programs and actions to promote transparency in the region.
Today starts Free Access to public information – Guatemala Times – 21 Apr 09
Law establishing free access to public information from all government institutions has recently gone into effect.
India holds second election day – BBC – 23 Apr 09
Second phase of voting took place today and counting is due on May 16.
72,000 hectares forest destroyed – eKantipur.com – 26 Apr 09
Fires have hit at least 13 districts, killing 5 people and destroying more than 72,000 hectares of forest.
Bangladesh power crunch shuts fertilizer plants – Reuters – 27 Apr. 09
Bangladesh has closed all three state-run fertilizer factories to divert gas to power plants to boost electricity generation.
Diarrhea near epidemic in Bangladesh heatwave – AFP via Google news – 27 Apr 09
Cases of diarrhea in Dhaka are reaching epidemic levels, according to a health expert, as the Bangladeshi capital is facing record temperatures, a severe water shortages and power cuts.
Fines to fight malaria – IRIN – 24 Apr 09
Can ‘Green Charcoal’ Help Save the Trees? – allAfrica.com – 20 Apr 09
An environmental NGO in northern Senegal is about to go to market with “green charcoal” – a household fuel produced from agricultural waste materials to replace wood and charcoal in cooking stoves.
ANC Scores Another Victory: Now Deliver, Voters Say – IPS – 24 Apr 07
As results from South Africa’s April 22 elections come in, the ruling ANC is poised to return to power in the 400 seat National Assembly.
Who Speaks for the People on New Constitution? – IPS – 27 Apr 09
Messages declaring that the people of Zimbabwe will write their own constitution can be found throughout Harare as part of a campaign launched by the National Constitutional Assembly to oppose the constitution-making process proposed by the coalition government.
Anderson Manyere, “I Would Only Be Given Two Liters of Water a Week” – IRIN – 23 Apr 09
Freelance journalist Anderson Manyere who had been detained since December 2008 was released this month.
Wild Animals Compete for Scarce Crops – IRIN -22 Apr 09
Food shortages in Zimbabwe’s North Province are being compounded by elephants eating and trampling the villagers’ crops.
Analysis: IMF relevant again, will big plans work? – Associated Press – 25 Apr 09
As the IMF begins rolling out ambitious plans to help jump start the economy, this article asks if the agency is up for the task.
“Poor Countries Struggle to Mainstream Gender in Trade” – IPS – 24 Apr 09
Discussion with UNCTAD officer Simonetta Zarrilli about how trade policies affect women’s livelihoods.
A G8 on agriculture without farmers = more hunger and poverty – Via Campesina – 21 Apr 09
Press release from La Via Campesina regarding the recent G8 meeting on Agriculture in Cison di Valmarino.
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