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World reality lessens stability in the Middle East
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World reality lessens stability in the Middle East

U.S. military and energy interests, obstacles for reforming the UN, the uncertain outcome of revolts in Arab countries and Islam phobia in Europe, are factors threatening stability in the Middle East today. Ulises Canales DOHA.- This is the conclusion reached by legislators, academics, researchers and other specialists who debated on […]

Slums: the globalisation of poverty
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Slums: the globalisation of poverty

More than 3.5 billion, one in two people, live in urban areas. The cause: the world economic crisis, the ravages of nature and the lack of political will from governments. Reina Magdariaga Larduet Around a billion people live in these places in inadequate housing, stated Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General […]

Intimate Stories of Chad
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Intimate Stories of Chad

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, master of small conflicts and local stories, has become one of the leading story-writers from the African continent in just over a decade, thanks to four films shot in his country of origen, Chad. From the 13th May, the Frontline Club in London began screening the film by […]

Thailand-Cambodia: a conflict with a drawout solution
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Thailand-Cambodia: a conflict with a drawout solution

Misunderstandings, mutual accusations and cease-fire breaks are the current scene of the protracted border dispute between the two countries. A short-term solution now seems a pipe dream. Frank Marín Vergara On the 22nd April a new chapter broke out of a conflict revolving around the famous Preah Vihear temple, declared […]

Child sex trafficking in the United States
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Child sex trafficking in the United States

Covertly spreading like an epidemic, this is an underground business that victimises around 300,000 children aged 12 to 14 a year, “selling” them on the black market. Deisy Francis Mexidor Child sex trafficking is a global “industry” that ensnares around two million minors annually and generates more than €10 billion […]