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SUNS # 8630 Tuesday 27 February 2018

United Nations : "Today oppression is fashionable again," says Rights chief (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
"Today oppression is fashionable again; the security state is back, and fundamental freedoms are in retreat in every region of the world," the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said Monday at the opening of the thirty-seventh session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Peru : For the rural poor, the social agenda is far away (PRIV)
(IPS, Huaro)
"The day will come when people do not have to go to the cities to overcome poverty," says Elmer Pinares, mayor of an Andean highlands municipality in Cuzco, in southern Peru, where malnutrition and lack of support for subsistence farming are among the main problems.

Argentina : Citizen-generated energy enters the scene (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
The Argentine population can now generate their own energy through clean and unconventional sources and incorporate surpluses into the public grid, thanks to a new law.

Opinion : A burger that saves emissions taking 2 million cars off the road (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Burgers are possibly the most ubiquitous meal on Americans' dinner plates, but they're also among the most resource-intensive: beef accounts for nearly half of the land use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food Americans eat.

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