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Colombia: NGOs states average 27 children raped daily in armed conflict

Elpais.com reported…There are no current statistics – or even estimates – on the number of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. NGOs and charitable organizations have come up with their own numbers but, because those figures differ, it is difficult to paint an accurate picture.

In a recent report, British NGO Oxfam said that 48,915 victims under the age of 18 were sexually abused in Colombia between 2008 and 2012. Of that number, Oxfam said 41,000 are girls and the rest boys – all victims of Colombia’s armed conflict. If that is the case, then an average of 27 rapes or sexual assaults of children took place on a daily basis during that time period. Read Article

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Mexico: GMOs threaten the crusade against hunger

Is necessary to prevent the Crusade Against Hunger, from donations from agribusiness, to be used for the promotion of GM crops with false arguments and to promote the consumption of non-industrialized food culture of the population. Under the Decree on the National System for the Crusade Against Hunger, the National Association of Rural Producers Distributors […]

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Latin America: Peasant leader warns growing threat of violence against huma rights defenders

This entry was written by our regular contributor Asier Hernando (@ asierhm). Oxfam today launched an international campaign of signatures to return their land to 769 farming families. On the afternoon of Thursday 24 in Guatemala, and l CUC peasant leader Daniel Pascual death threats and assaults suffered by unidentified men who were demonstrating in […]

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Opinion: agribusiness dangerous transactions

OXFAM/LATIN AMERICA MENTION/CUBA In fact, the argument is a myth that there is plenty of land available and unused waiting for them to reach the development, considers Oxfam International, a confederation of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) working for a more just and presence in over 80 nations. According to Oxfam, the land is under a lot […]

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Opinion: the thrill of equal opportunity

OXFAM/LATIN AMERICA MENTION We have not even learned from the failed past experiences. According Intermon-Oxfam, Spain could reach 18 million poor people in a decade (almost 40% of the population) that with the prevailing austerity measures and welfare cuts, as happened in Latin America and East Asia in the eighties and nineties, which would retard […]

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Meeting the challenge of agriculture in Latin America

MENTION OF LATIN AMERICA AND OR OXFAM Latin America is in a particularly vulnerable because many countries have pinned their development models in the production of raw materials and even the continent has great natural wealth, one of the biggest challenges for many countries is to achieve greater social justice rural areas. The challenge is […]

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Mariano Rajoy visited Peru in search of strategic partnerships

MENTION OF OXFAM: A study published last December for Oxfam Foundation, in conjunction with the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) and other international organizations, revealed that Spain will take over two decades to regain their comfort level before the current crisis . Read Article

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Costa Rica: in defense of GM corn

PARAGRAPH MENTION OXFAM Perhaps they should explain the recent statements by Mark Lynas, environmental leader who became famous in the mid-nineties for leading the anti-GM campaign. At a conference of Oxfam, Lynas apologized for his crusade against GM crops and said his opposition to this technology “could not be more counterproductive”. Lynas said his change […]

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Oxfam launches program to slow immigration to the U.S. from Mexico

The NGO Oxfam today launched a campaign to promote productive projects in Mexico in order to curb migration to the United States. The campaign, titled “I’m going or stay” promote programs to create alternative livelihoods for the population in Mexico is at risk of abandoning their communities by conditions of poverty . It also seeks […]

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Oxfam representative states increasing number of countries net importers of agricultural products

With various methods, guidelines and different stimuli, nations as diverse as Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay have joined Chile’s success in boosting food production for export to distant markets. It was not free: in Ica, Peru, groundwater aquifers are near total exhaustion and in eastern Santa Cruz, Bolivia, valuable genetic resources are lost with the […]

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Militarizing of Latin America over the next four years

Paragraph Mention According to the aid organization, Oxfam, the FTA with Colombia will result in a 16 percent drop in income for 1.8 million farmers and a loss of income between 48 percent and 70 percent for some 400,000 people working under that country’s minimum monthly wage of $328.08. ———————————————————————— Guatemala-times.com – Washington should recognize […]

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Virtual Discussion: Day 6 – “Gender equality: good and fair” Submitted by admin on 18 December 2012 – 6:33 pm. Institution Summons: Oxfam December 16, 2012 | Blog channel: The Future of Agriculture While agriculture is increasingly dependent on women’s labor, lack of women who have a secure land tenure severely limits their influence on […]

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OXFAM and IDB sign momorandum of understanding regarding Latin America Nov-2012

Oxfam and the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize their commitment to collaborate on initiatives and projects key to overcoming poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. The two institutions agreed to work together in areas such as improved water supply and sanitation, solid waste […]

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Oxfam IDB and explore opportunities to collaborate on development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Description: The IDB and Oxfam collaborate in the search for innovative solutions to problems of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Source: http://www.iadb.org/news/detail.cfm?id=10210&lang=es Read Source:

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Latin America Environment

Latin America is a funny place. If a country in the region told not overheat its economy to grow continuously over time we all are more than reasonable, mandatory. But if you suggest that country to sacrifice part of their current growth-aggressively changing its energy-seeking and ensure sustainable future growth (and not overheating the planet), […]

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