Oxfam loses 7,000 donors since sexual exploitation scandal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of treating vulnerable women “like trinkets”. Läs mer…

Oxfam apologises to Haiti over sex allegations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Oxfam Oxfam apologises to Haiti over sex allegations Meeting with Haitian minister comes as charity publishes report into scandal Nicola Slawson @nicola_slawson Mon 19 Feb 2018 16.36 EST Last modified on Mon 19 Feb 2018 17.23 EST Share on Facebook Share on Läs mer…

Venezuela’s new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Venezuela Venezuela’s new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency? Some analysts see the ‘petro’ as a desperate move to secure cash amid an economic meltdown brought about by President Nicolás Maduro’s policies John Otis in Bogotá @JohnOtis Mon 19 Läs mer…

Gambling tycoon builds $100m bitcoin-funded Antiguan resort

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Bitcoin Gambling tycoon builds $100m bitcoin-funded Antiguan resort ‘His excellency’ Calvin Ayre says project will be entirely funded from digital currency profits Rupert Neate @RupertNeate Sun 18 Feb 2018 11.54 EST Last modified on Mon 19 Feb 2018 02.59 EST Share Läs mer…

Brazilian army to take control of security in Rio as violence rises

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Brazil Brazilian army to take control of security in Rio as violence rises President Temer’s plan aims to curb street crime and gang violence Proposal criticised by residents of Rio’s favelas Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro @domphillips Fri 16 Läs mer…

Laser scanning reveals ‘lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Archaeology Laser scanning reveals ‘lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purhépecha from about 900AD Nicola Davis in Austin @NicolaKSDavis Thu 15 Feb 2018 11.00 EST Läs mer…

‘Less forgotten than unknown’: Baldo retrospective opens in Madrid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Spain ‘Less forgotten than unknown’: Baldo retrospective opens in Madrid Baldomero Pestana photographed famous novelists, artists and musicians, but remains little known outside Peru Sam Jones in Madrid @swajones Thu 15 Feb 2018 08.24 EST Last modified on Thu 15 Feb Läs mer…

Iran urged by UN to respect environment activists after wildlife campaigner death

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Iran Iran urged by UN to respect environment activists after wildlife campaigner death Officials say Kavous Seyed Emami used endangered Asiatic cheetah surveys as pretext for spying, but no evidence has been cited Jonathan Watts and Saeed Kamali Dehghan Thu Läs mer…

Canada’s murder case prompts rival crowdfunding campaigns for killer and victim’s family

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian World news Canada’s murder case prompts rival crowdfunding campaigns for killer and victim’s family A white farmer’s acquittal of murdering a young First Nations man has underlined the persistent racial divide in Canada Leyland Cecco in Toronto Tue 13 Feb Läs mer…

Samba-school carnival parade depicts troubled Brazil as ‘monster’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Brazil Samba-school carnival parade depicts troubled Brazil as ‘monster’ Dance display featured armed gangs, corrupt politicians, victims of stray bullets and a child’s coffin Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro @domphillips Tue 13 Feb 2018 12.47 EST First published on Tue Läs mer…

Canada: indigenous groups urge reform after shock of white farmer’s acquittal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Family of Colten Boushie say jury’s makeup led to Gerald Stanley walking free and underscored weakness in Canada’s court system Indigenous activists have called for urgent changes to Canada’s legal system after an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of Läs mer…

#MeToo strikes aid sector as sexual exploitation allegations proliferate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In the wake of the Oxfam scandal, the Guardian interviewed aid workers who all said that sexual exploitation is rife in the sector Senior figures in the humanitarian world have described the allegations of sexual exploitation that have embroiled Oxfam Läs mer…

‘It’s humiliating’: plight of Venezuelan middle class is pawn shops’ gain

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Venezuela ‘It’s humiliating’: plight of Venezuelan middle class is pawn shops’ gain The country’s economic crisis – inflation is set to reach 13,000% – means people are selling their jewelry to buy necessities Mariana Zúñiga in Caracas Mon 12 Feb Läs mer…

Oxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Oxfam Oxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims Government threatens to end funding unless charity demonstrates ‘moral leadership’ over Haiti sex misconduct claims Kevin Rawlinson and Robert Booth Sun 11 Feb 2018 15.33 EST First published on Sun Läs mer…

Oxfam faces fresh claims that staff used prostitutes in Chad

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Oxfam The Observer Oxfam faces fresh claims that staff used prostitutes in Chad New scandal emerges as charity battles revelations that employees in Haiti paid for sex Rebecca Ratcliffe and Ben Quinn Sat 10 Feb 2018 16.08 EST Last modified on Läs mer…

Colombia and Brazil clamp down on borders as Venezuela crisis spurs exodus

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Colombia and Brazil are tightening their borders in response to Venezuela’s economic crisis and food shortages that have provoked an exodus of desperate migrants. Brazil announced on Thursday that it would send more troops to patrol frontier regions and start Läs mer…

Toronto murders: police examine hundreds of cases for serial killer link

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Police in Canada’s largest city have said they will re-examine hundreds of missing persons cases after recovering the remains of at least six people from a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Bruce McArthur. Photograph: Läs mer…

Brazil’s biggest newspaper pulls content from Facebook after algorithm change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Brazil’s biggest newspaper, the Folha de S Paulo, has announced that it will no longer publish content on its Facebook page, accusing the social media giant of encouraging fake news with an overhaul of its news feed algorithm. Mark Läs mer…

Mexico protesters fear US-owned brewery will drain their land dry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Mexico protesters fear US-owned brewery will drain their land dry Mexico Mexico protesters fear US-owned brewery will drain their land dry A deal between a state government and the US’s third biggest brewer could put beer for Americans before water Läs mer…

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Archaeology Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought Associated Press Sat 3 Feb 2018 00.54 EST Share on Facebook Läs mer…

Trinidad’s jihadis: how tiny nation became Isis recruiting ground

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Trinidad’s jihadis: how tiny nation became Isis recruiting ground Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad’s jihadis: how tiny nation became Isis recruiting ground The Caribbean nation has one of the world’s highest Isis volunteer rates – and most don’t come back Emma Läs mer…

O Canada: national anthem to be gender neutral after senate vote

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Canada O Canada: national anthem to be gender neutral after senate vote Line ‘in all thy sons command’ becomes ‘in all of us command’ Campaign backed by Margaret Atwood and ex-PM Kim Campbell Ashifa Kassam in Toronto @ashifa_k Thu 1 Läs mer…