Rebecca Sargent's Blog Posts Tagged 'Haiti' (8)

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 15, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 1st-8th, 2012.

  • President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina sought negotiations with the UK to establish several weekly flights from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands on Thursday, a move the Islands’ legislative chairman says is “about as likely as the Falklands Air Service landing flights on the moon”.
  • The independent federal elections agency in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 23rd-March 1st, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 1, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 16th-23rd, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 23, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 9th-16th, 2012.

  • The Pentagon in the United States announced their plans on Thursday to change rules in the armed forces to open up more than 14,000 positions for women to serve as frontline medics, helicopter pilots and intelligence analysts, bringing them closer…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 16, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... January 23rd- February 2nd, 2012.

  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council adopted proposals to strengthen the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday. Included in the non-binding proposals were three recommendations that threaten the reach and independence of the Special Rapporteurship.
  • Last Monday, security forces in Mexico…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 2, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… September 11- 17th, 2010

World

  • The UN will be having its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York city from the 20th to the 22nd of September. They are looking to accelerate the progress towards the MDGs by 2015, review successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities to lead to more “concrete strategies of action”.
  • A new…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 17, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Responsible Re-Building in Disaster Zones

One of the biggest tasks after a natural disaster strikes involves the rebuilding of homes and lives for those who have been left with nothing. Problem is; most of the rebuilding efforts of this sort happen

in places where natural disaster is ripe to strike again someday. If

rebuilding is done in traditional ways, disaster is surely to strike

again, and more lives will be destroyed. Without proper rebuilding, the

potential for violence in the region grows, as people are…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 9, 2010 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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