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SUNS # 8414 Friday 3 March 2017
 
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Rights : Housing now valued as a financial commodity, charges UN expert (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The 'financialization of housing' is one of the greatest challenges to the right to adequate housing, with housing now being valued as a commodity rather than a human dwelling, a United Nations rights expert has charged.

Caribbean : Leaders want swifter action on climate funding (PRIV)
(IPS, Roseau)
When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on August 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totalling more than a billion dollars.

El Salvador : Another town votes 'No' to mining (PRIV)
(IPS, Cabanas)
The citizens of Cinquera municipality in Cabanas delivered a resounding vote against mining, on Sunday February 26th, when 98 percent of residents voted in favour of becoming El Salvador's fifth "territory free of mining."

Rights : A day to remember that every child deserves a chance (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The day I met Julija she was playing cheerfully with her baby sister on the floor inside their room in Kragujevac, a small town in southern Serbia.


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