Peru’s Democracy at a Crossroads — Global Issues

by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb 02 (IPS) – On 25 January, roughly six weeks after being sworn in following her predecessor’s removal, Peruvian president Dina Boluarte finally recognised that elections were the only way out of political crisis. Elections were…

Management of Protected Areas Is a Latin American Priority for 2023 — Global Issues

Deforestation, along with fires, reduces the region’s forests, expands the agricultural frontier, shrinks the habitat of indigenous peoples and wildlife, destroys water sources, and brings more diseases to populated areas. CREDIT: Serfor Peru by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Jan 31 (IPS) – The environmental…

The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off — Global Issues

Opinion by Anis Chowdhury (sydney) Friday, January 27, 2023 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Jan 27 (IPS) – As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs)…

Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle — Global Issues

Solar panels with a capacity to generate 30 kilowatts no longer work in the Darora Community of the Macuxi people, an indigenous group from Roraima, a state in the far north of Brazil. The batteries only worked for a month before they were damaged because they could not withstand the…

India Can Use The G20 to Fight Corruption and Reduce Global Inequalities — Global Issues

Despite unprecedented challenges, 2022 also opened windows of opportunity to move the needle around critical anti-corruption issues, such as anti-money laundering, asset recovery, beneficial ownership, and renewable energy. Credit: Shutterstock. Opinion by Sanjeeta Pant (sanjeeta pant) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service Sanjeeta Pant, Jan 25 (IPS) – The G20…

Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities — Global Issues

An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJA Opinion by Bibbi Abruzzini (brussels) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) – In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence…

Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education — Global Issues

Opinion  new york Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future. The following statement is Co-Signed by: Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio…

We Want to Be Legal; We’re Not ‘Zama Zama’ Criminals Say South African Artisanal Miners — Global Issues

Artisanal miners at work. Credit: Supplied by Fawzia Moodley (johannesburg) Monday, January 23, 2023 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, Jan 23 (IPS) – Mining towns across South Africa have become hostage to a booming but bloody illegal mining economy. Wealthy kingpins, mainly from neighbouring Lesotho, run criminal syndicates and recruit poverty-stricken workers…