Peru: Pulling back the Veil 1

The eight journalists were buried in four graves excavated next to a creek near Uchuraccay. Their bodies were exhumed four days after they were massacred. Photo courtesy of Carmen Hulbert.

The eight journalists were buried in four graves excavated next to a creek near Uchuraccay. Their bodies were exhumed four days after they were massacred. Photo courtesy of Carmen Hulbert.

Leave Lima, travel a long road to 4,000 meters up in Peru’s central highlands and you come to Uchuraccay. It’s a remote and desolate place. Most people outside Peru have never heard of it. Jane McClenahan on a story rarely been covered in mainstream media.

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Invisible in New York Reply

Recently we posted on the record 22,000 homeless children in New York.  This week, the New York Times is publishing a series, Invisible Child, written by investigative reporter Andrea Elliott. It follows the lives of  11 year old Dasani and her family who live in a Brooklyn shelter.  It’s a hard read, and has provoked a range of reactions in New York.  We simply ask you to read it.

New development effort in Ghana’s poorest region 2

Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in the world, but not everyone enjoys the benefits. Barbara Borst reports on efforts to include the impoverished northern regions.

Women gather the fruit from wild shea trees across the northern regions of Ghana. The fruit is edible and the kernels, known as shea nuts, are rich in oils that can be turned into shea butter.

Women gather the fruit from wild shea trees across the northern regions of Ghana. The fruit is edible and the kernels, known as shea nuts, are rich in oils that can be turned into shea butter.

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Northern Ireland: Back with a future? Reply

This Fall, US Ambassador Richard Haass is back working in Belfast.  It’s a familiar desk for one of the US’s most experienced mediators to get his feet under.  Yet, he recently admitted many in the United States were puzzled as to why he was returning to Northern Ireland.  Aren’t those problems over they asked?Jane McClenahan looks at why he’s there.

Ambassador Richard Haass. Courtesy of CFR

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