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…

It’s Time to Move Away from Public-Private Partnerships & Build a Future That is Public — Global Issues

Protesters in Mulhouse, France warn of the dangers of privatisation. The sign reads ‘when everything is privatised, we will be deprived of everything. Credit: NeydtStock / Shutterstock.com Opinion by Oceane Blavot – Rodolfo Bejarano – Mae Buenaventura (brussels / lima / manila) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS /…

Population Decline Hysteria & More Ponzi Demography — Global Issues

With China’s population at 1.4126 billion, the reported decrease of 850,000 amounts to 0.06 percent. Credit: Shutterstock. Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland, usa) Wednesday, February 01, 2023 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, Feb 01 (IPS) – China’s announcement on 17 January 2023 that its population had declined for the first time…

Afghan Refugees Fear Return as Pakistan Cracks Down on Migrants — Global Issues

Moniza Kakar gets thumb impressions of Afghan women on the legal document called Wakalatnama, which is a document filed by a party in order to appoint a lawyer to plead on their behalf. Credit: Moniza Kakar by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Wednesday, February 01, 2023 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Feb 01 (IPS)…

Senior UN Leaders Show Their Support to Afghan Women and Girls, Urge Taliban to Reverse Their Bans — Global Issues

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for the Taliban to reverse its decisions that have limited women’s and girls’ rights. CREDIT: UN by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) – Recent visits to Afghanistan by senior-led UN delegations underscore the urgency to…

Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries — Global Issues

A wind energy generation plant located in Loiyangalani in northwestern Kenya. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Opinion  washington dc Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) – Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the…