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News November 2013

Honduras – Elections: in the shadow of a past coup

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  On November 24, almost 5.3 million Hondurans will go to the polls to elect the next president, 128 members of Congress, 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament, and 298 representatives of municipal governments, for four year term, starting in January 2014. Nine political organizations have been authorized to take part in the elections.…

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Chile – Election polls and market

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Chileans will go to the polls on November 17 to elect their next president. Former President Bachelet maintains the lead in latest opinion poll.   The question, to many, is not whether the Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) pact’s candidate will win, but whether the centre-left New Majority opposition coalition, which brings together a group of…

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Rwanda – Kagame for the third term?

Rwandan President Paul Kagame may be on his way to extend his stay in office after a second term. A process is under way to decide whether or not the constitution can be changed to allow him to seek a third term when his current term expires in 2017. The prospect of this change has…

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Zimbabwe – EU lifts sanctions on diamonds

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On the last 23 September, under the pressure of the diamond industry, the European Union lifted its sanctions on diamond imports from Zimbabwe, the new giant. The atmosphere was euphoric in Antwerp after the “unanimous” decision of the EU 28 member states, which was published on the last 23 Septembre in the EU’s official gazette,…

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Advocacy

Homelessness, an Unexpected Advocacy.

Advocacy is about defending a noble cause and denouncing oppression and injustice. However, it should be also a source of inspiration for alternative solutions to…

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Baobab

How the hare lost his tail.

One day in the long, long ago the hare was walking through the forest. He was a good farmer and was on his way to inspect…

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Youth & Mission

Our Right to Speak for Climate Justice.

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Johannesburg to London to demand radical action on the unfolding ecological emergency. It is a…

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