Pacific Games Channels Youth Aspirations in the Solomon Islands — Global Issues

Pacific Games Channels Youth Aspirations in the Solomon Islands — Global Issues

Jovita Ambrose and Timson Irowane are two young athletes training to be part of the Solomon Islands national team at the Pacific Games. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS by Catherine Wilson (honiara, solomon islands) Friday, November 17, 2023 Inter Press Service HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, Nov 17 (IPS) – The Pacific Games, the most…

Argentines Get Used to the Fact that Inflation Can Always Get Worse — Global Issues

Argentines Get Used to the Fact that Inflation Can Always Get Worse — Global Issues

José Lonardi stands in his tiny candy and beverage shop in downtown Buenos Aires. Customers, he says, have lost all reference points for the price of products in Argentina and so nothing surprises them anymore. CREDIT: Daniel Gutman / IPS by Daniel Gutman (buenos aires) Thursday, November 16, 2023 Inter Press…

New Cold War Weapon Backfires — Global Issues

New Cold War Weapon Backfires — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Ong Kar Jin (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 15 (IPS) – US President Joe Biden’s Indo-Pacific Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) is the economic arm of his administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, aimed at countering China’s influence in the region….

PPPs Fiscal Hoax Is a Blank Financial Silver Bullet — Global Issues

PPPs Fiscal Hoax Is a Blank Financial Silver Bullet — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Wednesday, November 08, 2023 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 08 (IPS) – Public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure and service provision are both costly and risky. Worse, PPPs typically fail to ensure universal, let alone fair access to public amenities. Public-private partnerships?…

Unpalatable Choices in Election Plagued with Uncertainty — Global Issues

Unpalatable Choices in Election Plagued with Uncertainty — Global Issues

Credit: Tomás Cuesta/Getty Images Opinion by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Friday, November 03, 2023 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov 03 (IPS) – For many of Argentina’s voters the choice in the 19 November presidential runoff is between the lesser of two evils: Sergio Massa, economy minister of a government…

Even Rich Nations Now Worried About ISDS — Global Issues

Even Rich Nations Now Worried About ISDS — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Wednesday, November 01, 2023 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 01 (IPS) – Governments the world over are worried about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) rules. These allow foreign investors to sue them for billions over new laws or policies reducing their profits….

Innovative Financial Services Transform Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Africa — Global Issues

Innovative Financial Services Transform Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Africa — Global Issues

A farmer tends to his tomatoes. Because of the risks in the agricultural sector, including climate change, many farmers were not able to get finance. Now several non-profits have come into the market to assist. Credit: Geoffrey Kamadi/IPS by Geoffrey Kamadi (nairobi) Monday, October 30, 2023 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Oct…

Community Solutions Combat Water Shortages in Peru’s Highlands — Global Issues

Community Solutions Combat Water Shortages in Peru’s Highlands — Global Issues

Fermina Quispe (fourth from the right, standing) poses for photos together with other farmers from the Women’s Association of Huerto de Nueva Esperanza, which she chairs and with which she promotes crop irrigation with solar pumps in her community, Llarapi Chico, located more than 4,000 meters above sea level in…

Migration Puts the Brakes on Venezuela’s Vehicles — Global Issues

Migration Puts the Brakes on Venezuela’s Vehicles — Global Issues

On residential streets of Caracas with little traffic it is possible to see cars that have been abandoned by their owners for years. They probably migrated from Venezuela or cannot afford to repair and sell their vehicles. CREDIT: Humberto Márquez / IPS by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Monday, October 23, 2023 Inter…