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SUNS # 8524 Thursday 31 August 2017

Venezuela : Extensive human rights abuses committed in protests, says UN (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the context of the country-wide anti-Government demonstrations in Venezuela, according to a report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

United Nations : Recent events in Charlottesville "an abomination", says Zeid (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
"What we saw on the streets of Charlottesville was an abomination. From a human rights perspective, it was a nightmare," said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Wednesday.

Latin America : Energy habits are changing in cities (PRIV)
(IPS, Belo Horizonte)
The Vaz de Souza's were so keen on the solar water heater that they made it their mission and business, which prospered with the surge in innovation in their city, Belo Horizonte, recognised as the solar energy capital of Brazil.

Caribbean : Building climate resilience in coastal communities (PRIV)
(IPS, Negril)
Ceylon Clayton is trying to revive a sea moss growing project he and friends started a few years ago to supplement their dwindling earnings as fishermen.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice (PRIV)
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Due to the Eid Al-Adha holiday for the UN offices in Geneva the next issue #8525 will appear on 4 September.

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