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Hidden tribe exposes deforestation
Jul 07, 2010
Spotting a Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indian, the only uncontacted tribe living in the dry forests of northern Paraguay has exposed the large-scale deforestation carried on by Brazilian cattle-ranchers outside the Amazon basin. Survival International claims many tribes have lost huge swathes of land in the past.
Ample water but poor sanitation in Amazon
Aug 20, 2010
Despite plenty of water available in the Amazon, there is lack of potable water as it is contaminated with sewage and waste. To add to the woes, the installation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric station, which will divert the water flow, is expected to pose serious threats to villages.
Brazil gives green signal to infamous Amazon dam
Aug 27, 2010
Environmental groups and local residents are intimated by the formal approval to the biggest hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Amazon that is going to threaten the local ecosystem. They feel the government has signed a death warrant that will force thousands of residents to expulsion.
Brazil elects first woman President, eyes gender-inclusion
Nov 01, 2010
Brazil elected Dilma Rousseff as its first female president on October 31. Popularly known as the “Iron Lady”, her victory promotes female participation, which is currently minimal, in the highest decision making bodies of Brazil.
Amazon may turn into major climate tipping point post 2010 drought
Feb 07, 2011
Scientists fear that Amazon maybe on the verge of becoming a climate tipping point after billions of trees died in the record drought of 2010. The region, that soaks-up over a quarter of world’s atmospheric carbon is expected to increase emissions instead of absorbing them, producing disastrous consequences.
Buenos Aires is World Book Capital
Apr 28, 2011
The Argentine capital was awarded the 2011 title by UNESCO on April 23. The book-loving city is now witnessing a mass campaign of free books in public spaces to woo new readers, and gets ready for a new multilingual library of over 30,000 books.
Evictions responsible for Brazilian tribe's suicides
Oct 11, 2011
Brazil's Guarani tribe has a suicide rate 19 times higher than its national average. Loss of land over development are spiking suicide rates of indigenous people world over, says the World Health Organisation.
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Rahul Gandhi bats for women's reservation bill
Jan 20, 2014
"Empowering women is a big battle that we have to fight and win," said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
Ad campaign appeals support for Ayoreo tribe
Apr 12, 2010
Survival International has launched an ad campaign urging President Lugo to fulfill the promise to protect Paraguay’s indigenous people, whose lives are affected by the destruction of forest bulldozed for cattle ranching. The Ayoreo are the only uncontacted tribe in South America living outside the Amazon rainforest.
SDGs to face challenge of 750 mn child marriages by 2030
Jun 30, 2016
According to a latest report by UNICEF, the world is all set to witness 750 million child marriages by 2030 making it a tough nut for global goals.
IBSA chalks out road map to provide decent work
Mar 14, 2012
Conferee from 22 developing nations chalk out an equitable employment road map for their burgeoning populations of jobless people.