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SUNS # 9106 Thursday 23 April 2020

WHO : Where is fair and equitable benefit sharing of medical products? (PRIV)
(Sangeeta Shashikant and Edward Hammond, London/Austin)
The World Health Organization (WHO), in an announcement in March, linked rapid sharing of SARS-CoV-2 virus materials and sequence information** to fair and equitable benefit sharing. But how this linkage will be operationalized remains obscure.

Mexico : Coronavirus, new threat for migrant workers in the US (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
As the high season for agricultural labour in the United States approaches, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Mexico are getting ready to head to the fields in their northern neighbour to carry out the work that ensures that food makes it to people's tables.

Environment : Bioenergy, the ugly duckling of Mexico's energy transition (PRIV)
(IPS, Oaxaca)
Rosa Manzano carefully arranges pieces of wood in a big mud igloo that, seven days after it is full, will produce charcoal of high caloric content.

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