Can a gun storage law protect children from firearm accidents? Reply

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NEW YORK— A classmate playing with his father’s gun accidentally shot 12-year-old Nicholas Naumkin dead in Saratoga Springs, New York, in December 2010.

Now, as Esmé Montgomery reports, the gun-control advocacy group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is promoting a bill, named “Nicholas’s Law” in his honor, that would require gun owners to store guns safely. The group believes that increased regulations are desperately needed to reduce accidental injuries to children by firearms.

 

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Is Composting Waste Just a Waste of Time? Reply

New Yorkers drop off food waste at Union Square Park for composting. Photo by Prianka Srinivasan

New Yorkers drop off food waste at Grand Army Plaza for composting. Photo by Prianka Srinivasan

A man makes his way through Manhattan’s busy streets near Union Square Park swinging a plastic bag filled with egg shells, wilted greens and coffee grounds by his side.

As the day progresses, many follow suit, carrying food scraps in metal tins, old ice-cream containers and soggy paper bags. In turn, they each deposit their collections into large, plastic drums on the northwest corner of the park.  More…

Brazil Tackles Forced Labor Problem Reply

Latin America has nearly 2 million forced laborers, a problem that needs further research and action. In a documentary video and website, Ana Maria Defillo reports on efforts to expose and address the issue in Brazil.

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

 

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The Conversation: Bolivia’s Big Opportunity Reply

An indigenous Bolivian plays a traditional flute at the Valle de la Luna near La Paz, Bolivia. Photo by Brian Seavitt

 By renationalizing its oil and gas, Bolivia has lifted its economy, but the country needs to invest in its people and diversify its economy in order to achieve sustainable growth. Brian Seavitt suggests how. More…

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In January 2014, New York University Global Affairs Graduate Students visited Bolivia.  Among them was Lauren Corr who researched the country’s efforts to blend traditional and modern health practices. She’ll report back on her findings for Tutawaza later in the year. In the meantime, we are delighted to share some of her photographs from the trip. ( All photographs by of Lauren Corr.)

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Guatemala: Calling on the International Community Reply

Guatemala has asked the United Nations twice for assistance in establishing peace and justice. Barbara Borst reports in the second of four articles on Guatemala.

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.  Photo by Barbara Borst

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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