What was more terrible than the civil war of the 1980s and Hurricane Mitch, which ravaged the region in 1998? Tropical Depression 12-E, a storm that dropped more than five feet of water over ten days, forcing 60,000 people into shelters.
We are now part of a fast changing global economy that will require constant adjustments if we are to take full advantage of the talents of our people. It is not acceptable to passively acquiesce to what is starting to look like permanently high levels of unemployment.
A document signed by more than 50 civil society organizations (CSOs) is asking the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled to take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, to ban the use of genetically modified foods.
You would think that the Obama administration and Congress would want to make sure that the money they spend is spent wisely. That certainly doesn't appear to be the case when it comes to the World Bank Group.
We found a group of Haitians rebuilding their country in a sustainable, scalable model through decentralization. Unfortunately, foreign aid tends to overlook this in favour of short-term, surface relief.