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Intl Women’s Meeting in Guatemala – Prensa Latina – 10 May 09
Women Redefining Democracy for Peace, Justice and Equality Conference begins in Antigua, Guatemala Sunday, with some 130 women delegates attending, four of them Nobel Prize winners.
Guatemalan Closing Indigenous Gap – Prensa Latina – 8 May 09
The forum for the 32nd Meeting of the Direction Council of the Fund for Development of the Indigenous People in Latin American and the Caribbean, gathered representatives of different Latin American and Caribbean ethnic groups who prepared proposals of political inclusion and their demands to their respective governments.
Mexico’s schools cleaned, ready to resume classes – Signonsandiego.com – 11 May 09
Mexico’s primary schools and kindergartens are ready to welcome back millions of students on Monday.
Mexico drug violence rises on border despite army – Reuters – 11 May 09
Killings between rival drug cartels are rising again in Ciudad Juarez despite a massive army deployment.
In Punjab, Crowding Onto The Cancer Train – NPR – 11 May 09
Researchers in India found that farming villages using large amounts of pesticides have significantly higher rates of cancer than villages that use less of the chemicals.
Kashmir strike mars India polls – Aljazeera.net – 7 May 09
The fourth phase of voting in India’s month long general election is taking place, with 85 seats up for grabs in seven states. Heavy security has been deployed for polling in the Kashmir valley, the disputed northern Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
Nepal parliament to pick new prime minister – Reuters – 10 May 09
Nepal’s President Ram Baran Yadav asked the Himalayan nation’s parliament on Sunday to elect a new leader to replace Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda who resigned last week after failing to sack the army chief.
Experts call for climate change adaptation plans – IRIN – 8 May 09
Nepal is one of a number of south Asian countries directly affected by global warming, especially in mountainous regions. Local experts warn that climate change adaptation plans urgently need to be put in place.
Bangladesh seen hit hard by global recession – EU – Reuters – 7 May 09
Bangladesh’s economy, particularly exports and remittances, could be hit hard in the next fiscal year, beginning in July, due to the global recession, EU officials in the south Asian country said on Thursday.
Bangladesh seeks foreign aid to dredge silted rivers – The Hindu – 7 May 09
Bangladesh has sought foreign aid to dredge all its rivers and has told prospective donors that funds provided would be properly used.
More Women Make Up New Cabinet – allAfrica.com – 10 May 09
Fourteen Ministers and 12 Deputy Ministers are women, putting the representation in the new Cabinet at almost 42%.
Police Swoop On Zimlnd Offices – allAfrica.com – 9 May 09
Officers from the Police Law and Order Section were sent in with orders to arrest two editors of the Zimbabwe Independent over a story published on Friday naming Central Intelligence Organization officers and police officers who were allegedly involved in the abduction of human rights and MDC activists in November last year.
Govt Gets Seven-Day Ultimatum – allAfrica.com – 09 May 09
Civil servants have given government a seven-day ultimatum to address their demands for more realistic salaries or risk a crippling strike.
Don’t Abuse Visa-Free Scheme – Mohadi – allAfrica.com – 7 May 09
Zimbabweans can obtain a free visitor’s permit at the border or airport that entitles them to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days, but Home Affairs Co-Minister Kembo Mohadis warns against abusing the new system.
Zimbabwean migration camouflages human traffickers – IRIN – 1 May 09
The southern African spokesman for the International Organization for Migration stated that conditions at the South African and Zimbabwe border are ideal for human traffickers.
Foreigners Lead Global Land Rush – IPS – 5 May 09
More than 20 million hectares of farmland in Africa and Latin America are now in the hands of foreign governments and companies, a sign of a global “land grab” that got a boost from last year’s food crisis.
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