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News & Analysis | February 2020

Zimbabwe. Street children in Harare.

Hundreds of street children roam the centre of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, living in subhuman conditions. Many of them are second generation victims: their poverty is a consequence of their orphanhood. Their parents died from HIV and now they are all alone without…

Dossier

Who controls the Oceans?

Besides having always been that part of the world where the most of commercial interchange takes place, the sea also has a central role for society, influencing – directly or indirectly – most aspects of daily life. The movement of the geo-economic axis towards the maritime environment is more easily understood if one considers that 70% of…

The Atlantic Ocean.

In ancient times, the Atlantic Ocean was believed to be a mysterious extent of water that could not be crossed, until Columbus came up with the idea, as foolish as it was ingenious, of sailing across it.  The discovery of the Americas, together with all the historical vicissitudes that occurred during the following centuries, encouraged growing and…

The Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific, almost twice as big as the Atlantic, with an area of 161 million square kilometres, is a single body of water covering about one third of the planet. The sudden ascent of China has transformed this area into a theatre stage where a great confrontation is taking place between the great powers that will…

The Indian Ocean.

In this new re-establishment of international balances in which Asia is acting as the leader, the Indian Ocean, the theatre of numerous conflicts in recent decades, has assumed a role of primary importance. It does, in fact, function as a logistical connecting platform assisting Asian economic development since it connects Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa,…

Churches

The Church in Northeast India. Building Bridges.

From being a tiny minority, the Church in the Northeast region of…

Philippines. Make a difference.

Boys collect plastic bottles on the streets while others take them from…

Bolivia. Good Living from Periphery.

Sumak Kawsay or 'Good Living', has its roots in the indigenous traditions…

Brazil. Showing the forgotten faces of Amazonia.

Threatened for her struggle against the human slave trade and human organ…

Culture

Uganda. The colour of the cows.

In the Karimojong group living in north-east Uganda, the number of…

Bolivia. Jaqichasiña: the Aymara Wedding.

The Aymara wedding ceremony is a social ritual in which all…

Brazil. Frevo, infectious joy.

If the samba is the sound of Rio de Janeiro, the…

Mexico. Masks, Carnival Faces.

Carnival is celebrated by dancing in the streets, in many Mexican…

Opinion & Comment

Somalia: Endless War.

The country has been struggling with extreme weather changes, violence and disease for nearly 30 years…

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Illicit financial flows. The Big Business.

It is a fact that the tax systems of developing countries are severely constrained by lack…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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