Archive for October 13th, 2017

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

October 13, 2017
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Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

http://theconversation.com Victims of violence by U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti say that the agency has neither investigated nor offered recompense for deaths and injuries that occurred during anti-gang raids. Daniel Aguilar/Reuters- On Oct. 15, 2017, the United Nations will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, ending its 13-year mission there. One might expect mixed feelings...
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Sustainable Cotton Raises Funds for Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
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Sustainable Cotton Raises Funds for Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, leading figures in the sustainable cotton field from around the world were attending the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C. and heard a heart-wrenching first-person report from farmer Yanna Muriel Mohan about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on organic smallholder farmers in Puerto Rico. LaRhea Pepper (right), Managing  Director of...
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