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SUNS # 8764 Tuesday 2 October 2018

Trade : US-Canada revised NAFTA deal could pose systemic threat to South (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States and Canada reached an agreement on late Sunday night (30 September) for replacing the existing No rth American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a deal that seeks to strengthen the rules of origin, labour and environmental rights, which pose a systemic thr eat for developing countries.

Africa : More women owning land means increased food security, nutrition (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems.

Latin America : Venezuela's surname is diaspora (PRIV)
(IPS, Caracas)
They sell their houses, cars, motorcycles, household goods, clothes and ornaments - if they have any - ev en at derisory prices, save up a few dollars, take a bus and, in many cases, for the first time ever travel outside their country - they are the migrants who are flee ing Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands.

Egypt : Water scarcity, poor water management makes life difficult (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country.

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