Topic: The World Bank Group
The Dongria Kondh tribe aims to defend its 'sacred' Niaymgiri hills in India from the bauxite mining bid of UK giant Vedanta. The conflict highlights India’s growing dilemma: how to balance badly needed industrial growth with residents’ connection to the land.
03/30/2010 10:56 am
In order for Sudan to avoid a backslide into war, outside humanitarian aid work needs to cede the floor to local-led projects.
03/23/2010 12:58 pm
Google has recently improved its presentation of public data.
03/11/2010 04:07 pm
In Guatemala Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton moved to restore aid to Honduras six months after it was cut in response to the country's refusal to reinstate ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.
03/05/2010 03:20 pm
Paul Krugman of the New York Times seems intent on painting Chile's economic conditions as bleaker than they are.
03/04/2010 02:16 pm
After 26 years of civil war, Sri Lanka has an ambitious $1 billion plan to revive the city of Jaffna, long isolated by the rebel Tamil Tigers.
02/26/2010 04:46 pm
Gaza tunnels to Egypt provide Palestinians with needed goods that account for at least 80 percent of Gaza's total imports. While many see it as a lifeline, others say smuggling can destabilize.
02/25/2010 03:00 pm
02/19/2010 03:41 pm
Tourists can't seem to get enough of the Panama Canal, which has pulled in 4.7 billion tourism dollars since it was transferred to Panamanian control in 2000.
02/17/2010 05:56 pm
Hindu activists and environmentalists in India are advocating “cow-based” farming – using urine instead of chemicals, bulls rather than big-rigs. They argue that while pesticides and expensive equipment yield bigger harvests, they have also indebted farmers.
02/01/2010 04:15 pm