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08 Jun 2018 description
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Por Edgardo Ayala

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, 8 jun 2018 (IPS) - Tener en la mesa del comedor un recipiente de siete litros con un filtro que purifica el agua captada de la lluvia, y abrir una valvulita para llenar una taza y saciar la sed, es como una revolución para el campesino salvadoreño Víctor de León.

16 Feb 2018 description
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MANAGUA, Feb 15 2018 (IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its victims are migrants who are relentlessly blocked from passing through the country en route to their destination: the United States.

A situation that also represents a paradox, given that Nicaragua is the Central American country with the largest number of nationals living abroad, second only to El Salvador.

15 Dec 2017 description
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By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

“I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my parents, and they said the same thing,” the farmer told IPS.

The tornado lifted fences protecting gardens in the area, whose name means “place in the middle of the water” in the Nahuatl language, and which is located on the south side of greater Mexico City, which is home to 22 million people.

11 Dec 2017 description
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MÉXICO, 11 dic 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recuerda con sorpresa el tornado que se levantó en mayo de 2015 sobre su pueblo de San Gregorio Atlapulco, en la demarcación de Xochimilco, que conforma el área metropolitana de Ciudad de México.

“Nunca había visto algo así, y le pregunté a mis papas, y ellos igual”, dijo el productor agrícola a IPS.

25 Oct 2017 description
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MÉXICO, 24 oct 2017 (IPS) - Difíciles de medir y desiguales en sus alcances son los avances que exhibirán los países de América Latina, respecto a sus compromisos voluntarios de reducción de emisiones contaminantes, durante la cumbre climática que acogerá en noviembre la ciudad alemana de Bonn.

Las llamadas contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional (NDC, en inglés) se consideran en conjunto insuficientes para la meta de estabilizar el aumento de la temperatura planetaria a dos grados centígrados.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

10 Oct 2017 description
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Este artículo integra una serie sobre el Día Mundial de la Alimentación, el 16 de octubre, que este año tiene como tema: Cambiar el futuro de la migración. Invertir en seguridad alimentaria y desarrollo rural.

GUATEMALA, 10 oct 2017 (IPS) - Carmen Patricia Acajá es una estudiante de 15 años y vive en San Juan la Laguna, a unos 200 kilómetros al occidente de la Ciudad de Guatemala. Este municipio se caracteriza por el bajo índice de inseguridad ciudadana, los cerros que le rodean, la presencia de turistas y su población maya tz’utujil.

28 Sep 2017 description
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By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 2017 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

The magnitude 7.1 quake, mainly felt in Mexico City and the neighboring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla, caused structural damage to the building, which like many other buildings in the city is in danger of collapsing.

27 Sep 2017 description
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MÉXICO, 26 sep 2017 (IPS) - La indígena ñañhú Maricela Fernández muestra los daños que el terremoto del día 19 infringió a la vieja casona donde vivían 10 familias de su pueblo, también conocido como otomí, en un barrio del centro-oeste de Ciudad de México.

Daños en la estructura, con pequeños derrumbes y grietas y hendiduras en las paredes forman parte de la secuela en esta vivienda colectiva del cataclismo de magnitud 7,1 que sacudió principalmente la capital y los vecinos estados de México, Morelos y Puebla.

26 Sep 2017 description
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Por Emilio Godoy

MÉXICO, 26 sep 2017 (IPS) - La indígena ñañhú Maricela Fernández muestra los daños que el terremoto del día 19 infringió a la vieja casona donde vivían 10 familias de su pueblo, también conocido como otomí, en un barrio del centro-oeste de Ciudad de México.

Daños en la estructura, con pequeños derrumbes y grietas y hendiduras en las paredes forman parte de la secuela en esta vivienda colectiva del cataclismo de magnitud 7,1 que sacudió principalmente la capital y los vecinos estados de México, Morelos y Puebla.

21 Sep 2017 description
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By Tony Redmond

Professor Tony Redmond is Director of The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

MANCHESTER, UK, Sep 21 2017 (IPS) - Until this week, it had been 32 years since Mexico City suffered its last major earthquake. That was of 8.0 magnitude, which was approximately tenfold greater than Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude. Over 5000 people died, and outside assistance was offered and received.

21 Sep 2017 description
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By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) - Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbouring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla the day before.

In Mexico City the air smells of dust, destruction, death, panic and hope, brought by the quake, whose epicenter was in Morelos, 120 km to the south of the capital. So far the official death toll is 230, with hundreds of people injured and 44 collapsed buildings in Mexico City.

18 Sep 2017 description
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JUCHITÁN, México , 18 sep 2017 (IPS) - El termómetro supera los 35 grados y nadie deja de trabajar. Entre vecinos y amigos quitan escombros de las casas. De las casas, principalmente las de paredes de adobe y tejaván (techo precario), lo que queda son ladrillos y los enormes palos que las sostenían.

En los altavoces o altoparlantes en zapoteco o español se escuchan los avisos, a veces para alertar sobre la seguridad, a veces sobre los apoyos que llegan y también para censar.

20 May 2016 description
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MEXICO CITY, May 18 2016 (IPS) - “This is a humanitarian crisis,” said Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, referring to the generalised violence in Mexico and in Honduras and other countries of Central America, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and is a product of transnational crime, but is invisible to the international community.

28 Apr 2016 description
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By Daniela Pastrana

MEXICO CITY, Apr 27 2016 (IPS) - Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists. In 2015 it accounted for one-third of all murders of reporters in the region, and four more journalists have been added to the list so far this year.

26 Jan 2016 description
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By Emilio Godoy
MEXICO CITY, Jan 25 2016 (IPS)

The Mexican government’s decision to grant humanitarian visas to Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica contrasts sharply with the poor treatment received by the tens of thousands of Central American migrants who face myriad risks as they make their way through this country on their long journey to the United States, social organisations and activists complain.

15 Jan 2016 description
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Por Diego Arguedas Ortiz

SAN JOSÉ, 13 ene 2016 (IPS) - Tras casi dos meses de espera, un grupo de 180 migrantes cubanos, de los casi 8.000 varados en Costa Rica en su tránsito hacia Estados Unidos continuaron el camino hacia su destino, luego de un complicado proceso diplomático y logístico que involucró a varios países del área.

14 Jan 2016 description
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By Diego Arguedas Ortiz

Jan 13 2016 (IPS) - After a nearly two-month wait, a group of 180 Cuban migrants, of the roughly 8,000 stranded in Costa Rica in their attempt to reach the United States, continued on their way as a result of a complex logistical process that emerged from diplomatic negotiations involving several countries in the region.

11 Nov 2015 description
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Por Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, 10 nov 2015 (IPS) - Los parlamentarios latinoamericanos se alzan como un referente para fortalecer los marcos institucionales que sostengan y reimpulsen la lucha contra el hambre, en una región que, pese a ser el “granero del mundo”, aún posee más de 34 millones de personas subalimentadas.

25 Sep 2015 description
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By Daniela Pastrana

IGUALA, Mexico, Sep 24 2015 (IPS) - The soup kitchen of the San Gerardo parish in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero has become a memorial to horror. Long rows of photos have been hung on the walls of the large hall – the faces of dozens of people who were “disappeared”, abducted, extracted from their lives without a trace.