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Last chance for the small farm?   Peter Hazell December 18, 2004

Childhood is a brutal experience for half of world's children, UNICEF says: Crucial years destroyed by poverty, conflict, and AIDS UNICEF December 11, 2004

No drop in world hunger deaths: A child still dies of hunger every five seconds BBC News December 8, 2004

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Human rights groups say Pinochet's regime killed thousands

Chile's Former Dictator Pinochet Faces Murder Case Probe--Did He Order the Murder of His Predecessor as Army Chief? BBC News, December 2, 2004 Riggs Bank in Washington, DC Uncovers Deep Ties to Chile's Former Dictator Pinochet: Internal Inquiry Finds Indications of Large Scale Money Laundering Terence O'Hara Washington Post, November 20, 2004. (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Pedro Chequer, Head of Brazil's AIDS program, who announced the new drug policy.

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Pedro Chequer, head of Brazil's AIDS program, who announced the change in AIDS drug policy. Brazil began free drug provision in 1997 in an attempt to prevent the spread and impact of the disease among its young and sexually active population. But the cost of foreign imported drugs has soared, from about 50% to 85% of the AIDS program's cost.

Brazil to Break AIDS Drug Patents--the 'Only Way' to Keep Its Free AIDS Drug Program Going BBC News  December 1, 2004 (You will leave this site.)

The November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marked the beginning of "16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence against Women." (November 25, 2004)  Violence Against Women: A Special Report Lane Vanderslice November 6, 2004

Nicaragua and Malawi Face Political Crises Because Their Presidents Are Fighting Against Corruption, Angering Their Own (Apparently Corrupt!) Political Parties  Struggle for the Future of Nicaragua  Salvador Stadthagen  Ambassador of Nicaragua to the United States. This article appeared as an op ed in the Washington Post, November 13, 2004 (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.) Fight Against Corruption by Malawi President Divides Ruling Party, Thus Threatening Political Stability IRIN November 19, 2004

NAFTA Report Recommends Genetically Modified Corn Not Be Imported Into Mexico;  Greenpeace Release of the NAFTA Report Stirs Controversy  Hunger Notes November 11, 2004

Obesity in Developing Countries: People are Overweight But Still Not Well Nourished Chris Burslem  IFPRI November 11, 2004

Conflict Diamonds: Jewelers Keeping Consumers in the Dark  Amnesty International and Global Witness November 7, 2004

Rape Used as Weapon of War Around the World, UN Told  Pakistan Times October 30,2004  Violence Against Women: A Special Report Lane Vanderslice November 6, 2004

Struggles Over Land Are Central To the Fight for Global Justice  Robin Palmer Oxfam GB October 29. 2004

Peruvians Face Hunger, UN Warns  BBC News October 20, 2004 (You will leave this site.)

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Oil Wealth Can Cause Corruption, Transparency International Says  BBC News October 20, 2004 (You will leave this site.)

Quality Beans Revive Guatemala's Coffee Industry  Mary Jordan Washington Post October 17, 2004 (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)



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Traffickers have abandoned scores of planes in Guatemala's Laguna del Tigre rain forest after smuggling flights. (Photo courtesy Tropico Verde)
 

Pit Stop on the Cocaine Highway: Guatemala Becomes Favored Link for U.S.-Bound Drugs  Mary Jordan Washington Post, October 6, 2004  (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

In Mexico, a Question of Guilt by Protestation. Man Who Claimed Police Weren't Doing Enough to Solve Cousin's Murder Is Charged in Her Death Kevin Sullivan Washington Post, October 6, 2004  (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Debt Relief Plan Eludes IMF Group  Paul Blustein Washington Post, October 3, 2004 (You will leave this site and be required to register [once] with the Post.)

Brazil Wins Double Trade Victory Against U.S. Cotton and European Sugar Subsidies  BBC News  September 10, 2004

Child Soldiers: Challenging Sensational Stereotypes Christina Clark  August 26, 2004

1990-2004: 57 Major Armed Conflicts, 3.6 Million Dead. What Is To Be Done?  UN IRIN  August 17, 2004

WTO Deal Will Cut Developed Country Agricultural Subsidies BBC August 1, 2004 (You will leave this site.)

Rethinking the Role of The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund—On the Occasion of Their 60th Birthday Aldo Caliari July 8, 2004

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