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U.S. closing a loophole on products tied to slaves

by Ian Urbina New York Times February 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — President Obama will sign legislation this week that effectively bans American imports of fish caught by forced labor in Southeast Asia, part of a flurry of recent actions by the White House, federal agencies, international trade unions and foreign governments to address lawlessness a...

At Mass, Pope Francis embraces ‘misunderstood’ of Mexico

by Azam Ahmed and Jim Yardley New York Times February 15, 2016

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Pope Francis came to the highlands of Mexico’s southern frontier on Monday to offer a pastoral embrace to the region’s impoverished indigenous people, expressing shame over discrimination and exploitation and honoring the legacy of a beloved local bishop w...

In Mexican slum, Pope Francis laments economic gap

by Azam Ahmed and Jim Yardley New York Times February 14, 2016

ECATEPEC, Mexico — Pope Francis stepped into the heartland of Mexican inequality on Sunday, presiding over an enormous outdoor Mass in the impoverished outskirts of the capital and urging the joyous crowd not to fall prey to the wealth, vanity and pride that can create “a society of the few, and...

Step by step on a desperate trek of migrants through Mexico

by Azam Ahmed New York Times February 8, 2016

ARRIAGA, Mexico — The police truck appeared suddenly, a glint of metal and glass. The migrants broke into a sprint, tripping over cracked pavement as an older woman sweeping her stoop urged them to hurry....

Billions locked in poverty by public sector corruption, report shows. 2015 index of perceived corruption, which ranked Somalia as the worst offender, ...

by Sam Jones The Guardian January 26, 2016

Indigenous Triqui women lead the march of striking farm workers as it arrives at the fence at the Mexico-U.S. border. Workers marched to the border to protest their low wages (about $9 a day) and draw attention to the fact that the tomatoes and strawberries they pick are exported to the U.S. Photo: ...

One fish, two fish, no fish: Rebuilding of fish stocks urgently needed

by Christopher Pala Inter Press Service January 21, 2016

Food prices are down about 40 percent from their highs inn 2011 measured in dollars, but, offsetting this to a significant degree for countries that have to import food, their currencies have weakened against the dollar, increasing the amount they have to pay for imported food. Photo: © Jason Pati...

“The workers of San Quintín Valley are no longer willing to be invisible”

by David Bacon Equal Times January 20, 2016

Around the world, subsidized fishing fleets from Europe, China and Japan have depleted the fish populations on which coastal residents depend. Photo: © Christopher Pala/IPS...

Low food prices but poor still go hungry

by Obi Anyadike IRIN News January 14, 2016

Global food prices are at their lowest level in years, but thanks to the exceptionally strong US dollar poor people in developing countries suffering severe climate shocks are seeing no benefit....

Food firms slow to address twin scourges of undernutrition and obesity. Nutrition index says food and drink industry moving too slowly in providing he...

by Sam Jones The Guardian January 13, 2016

Ali Khumal holds up a photo of himself when he worked as a driver for ISAF forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban accused him of aiding the enemy and he was forced to flee with his family to Indonesia. Photo: © Jessica Sallabank/IRIN.SeeGlo...

Briefing: All you need to know about sieges in Syria

by IRIN January 12, 2016

At precisely the same time as aid lorries pulled into the besieged Syrian village of Madaya on Monday, too late to save those who had already starved to death, convoys also entered the besieged areas of Fua and Kefraya....

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