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QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior levels until a new measure can be found.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who earlier this month came under personal attack from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, says she feels sorry for Brazil, according to a Chilean media report published on Sunday.
BANGKOK: Huge renewable energy projects planned in Asia, such as solar parks and hydropower dams, risk accelerating the conversion of farmland, uprooting communities and destroying livelihoods, energy experts and human rights activists warned.
IZABAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - Hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers were deployed on Monday to an area near the border with Honduras and Mexico, home to long-standing social conflicts, in a bid to improve security after three soldiers were gunned down by suspected drug runners.
LETICIA, Colombia (Reuters) - Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of square miles of the jungle.
GENEVA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile's former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country's affairs after she criticized a rise police violence and an erosion of democracy.
Did some foreigner do more to understand poverty in Malaysia in 11 days, than a minister has in a year?
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has dismissed as baseless claims made by a United Nations representative that the country had under-counted its rate of poverty.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate, as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, says United Nations human rights expert, Philip Alston.
INDIGENOUS knowledge about how to spot flood risks ahead of time could save lives in cities, researchers said, as climate change and population growth put millions of people at risk of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns.INDIGENOUS knowledge about how to spot flood risks ahead of time could save lives in cities, researchers said, as climate change and population growth put millions of people at risk of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns.