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Indigenous Bolivians march against Amazon road through their homeland, a pristine forest reserve

by BBC News August 15, 2011

Hundreds of Amazonian Indians in Bolivia have begun a long march in protest at the construction of a road through a pristine rainforest reserve....

When food shortages mean conflict

by Christian Parenti Salon July 19, 2011

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Pope says selfish economic models at root of world hunger

by John Thavis Catholic News Service July 1, 2011

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G20 summit to address the world food crisis barely addresses key issues including biofuels, safety nets and trade restrictions

by IRIN News June 24, 2011

The agriculture ministers of major economies, rich as well as emerging, meeting for the first time as the world verges on another food crisis in only four years, have disappointed. Their decisions, summed up in a 24-page Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture, lacked the teeth to bite ...

Amid criticism, UN food agency to elect new chief

by Raphael Minder New York Times June 24, 2011

MADRID — On Sunday, members of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will elect a new director general amid pressure on the agency to improve its own administrative efficiency, as well as that of the world’s poorest farming nations....

UNHCR 2011 refugee statistics: full data

by The Guardian June 21, 2011

The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide has reached 43.7m people, the highest number in 15 years, according to a report published today to mark World Refugee Day....

UNHCR report says refugee numbers at 15-year high

by Shiv Malik The Guardian June 20, 2011

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world has reached a 15-year high, according to the UN high commission for refugees (UNHCR), with the vast majority languishing in poor countries ill-equipped to cater to their needs....

International Labor Organization passes convention giving rights to domestic workers

by IRIN News June 17, 2011

Activists campaigning for the rights of domestic workers are celebrating the passing of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) convention recognizing domestic work as work. The convention is a long time coming and has brought the often invisible and abused to the forefront of protection, says...

Leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala elected president of Peru; wants to strengthen US ties

by BBC News June 8, 2011

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala says he wants to strengthen ties with Peru's South American neighbours and the US - a "strategic partner"....

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