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Is there still hope? Saving the MDGs from drowning
by Nuria Molina-Gallart The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could never offer a solution to world poverty, nor to structural social and economic injustice. However, they...
The New Land Rush in Africa: Interview with Michael Taylor of the ILC
Q. It is suggested that a global land rush is taking place. What does it mean? Which evidences and feedbacks does the coalition receive from its members? A. The rush for land is...
The Great African Land Rush
by Angela Zarro It is a mystified issue that has acquired a sort of fascination for foreign investors and some African governments, while little concern is devoted to the...
What Next for Africa after Copenhagen?
by Stephen Mutiso and Lawrence Wesley Mwagwabi Although the exact nature of the changes in temperature, precipitation, and extreme events is not known, there is consensus in...
'Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits'. Interview with Rasna Warah
Q. In your book, you and the other authors speak about the 'failure of the development industry'. Can you briefly explain the main arguments? A. When they speak of the failures...
Cochabamba: First impressions from Ana Agostino
by Ana Agostino Yesterday was the opening session of the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth here in Cochabamba. We arrived Monday night and...
On the Way to Cochabamba
by Laura Fano Morrissey On 19-22 April 2010 a very different kind of international conference will take place in Bolivia. The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the...
Communication, Culture and Identity of Indigenous Peoples
by Vanessa Vertiz For centuries Indigenous Peoples (IPs) has suffered a situation of injustice and marginalization, as well as limited access to fundamental rights such as health...
Culture, Identity and Territory. A view from Colombia's indigenous peoples
by Beatriz Garcìa del Campo The right to cultural identity is linked to the history of peoples, with their knowledge, habits and customs and with the way the indigenous relate to...
Mapuches people fighting against plunder and marginalization. Interview with Gustavo Quilaqueo
Q. What are the main problems faced by the Mapuches in Chile? A. Two important things. First: the issue of the territorial rights that were never recognized which particularly...
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