Some time ago, Judith Williams, a long time supporter, made a very generous donation to the Friendship Office, with the intention that it be used to build a school. Jutith’s parents were both teachers, and she wanted the funds to be used to build a school in their honor. Because of such widespread need,
A letter was written February 6, 2012 to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird. It was signed by five Members of Parliament (MPs), all members of the Official Opposition with the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Official Opposition Critics for the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Finance, International Cooperation, Human Rights, and International Trade. As a result of information they have received from Canadian and Honduran NGOs, they express their concern regarding the new mining law currently before the Honduran Congress:
Original Spanish version of this statement by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) can be found on OFRANEH’s blog.
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Hundreds of peasant farmers, many of them members of the National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (UNAG), travelled to Managua last week to present to the government a petition laying out the necessity of rescuing, conserving, and planting local seeds of Nicaragua’s food crops as a way to achieve food sovereignty and food security and prevent the introduction of genetically modified seeds. The petitions were given on Sept.
The International Foundation for Global Economic Development (FIDEG) last week announced new figures from its continuing study of poverty in Nicaragua. According to FIDEG, "The results suggest that in 2010, at the national level, 44.5% of the population lived in conditions of moderate poverty [down from 44.7% in 2009] and 9.0% lived in extreme poverty," down from 9.7%.
We demand effective commitments for fighting climate change
Between the 7th and 18th of December, 2009 during the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP15) in Copenhagen, world governments will attempt to make commitments for reducing carbon emissions and lay out policies for mitigating climate change. In the face of the urgency and the growing recognition of the dangerous consequences of this phenomenon, the whole world is awaiting the decisions that will be made.