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The world's largest expanse of uncut forest — the northern forest of the Soviet Union — could be subject to new logging pressures as the Soviet Union invites foreign investment and joint ventures with European, Japanese, Korean, and North
Guatemalan unionist tortured Otto Ivan Rodriguez, former general secretary of STINDE, the electrical utility workers' union in Guatemala, was captured by security forces on April 5. He has been visited by Guatemala's human rights ombudsman who,
Chamorro connection A former Nicaraguan contra leader accused two government ministers of drug trafficking on April 13. The ex-contra claims that development minister Brooklyn Rivera and fisheries minister Javier Morales have been helping the
By Peter Annear PRAGUE — A grim picture of the performance of the Czechoslovak economy during 1990 is painted by the Report of the Federal Statistical Office on Economic and Social Development, released in March. The report says defensively that
US waste incinerator fails test The State of Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology announced on April 2 that a controversial mobile incinerator at a chemical waste site had failed in testing and would not be permitted to burn dioxin
By Norm Dixon Production at the Australian-owned Vatukoula gold mine on Fiji's north-west coast remains at a virtual standstill as 900 determined miners continue their strike. Anger on the mass picket lines has reached boiling point following
By Will Firth BERLIN — In the former German Democratic Republic, 787,000 people were registered as unemployed in February. This took the rapidly rising unemployment rate to 8.9%, compared with a stable 7.0% in west Germany. The situation will
US company targets Chile's rainforest A US development company Washington has made bids on 750,000 acres (300,000 hectares in the heart of southern Chile's old-growth-forested fjords. Horton-Davis Enterprises, a relatively small company, has
EMLYN JONES participated in the "Pilgrimage to the Philippines" organised by the Philippines-Australia Ecumenical Church Conference in January. Printed here are excerpts from her diary of the period. Wednesday, January 9 I sat next to a
Ozone layer vanishing at increased rate The ozone layer in the northern hemisphere is being depleted twice as fast as previously believed, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on April 4. New data from NASA showed that ozone had thinned by
By Paul Fauvet MAPUTO, Mozambique — The only agreement between the Mozambican government and the South African-backed Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo or MNR) seems close to collapse as rebels announced in mid-March that they were reneging
By David Kattenburg After municipal and legislative elections in El Salvador in which the governing Arena party captured close to a majority of seats in the National Assembly, charges of fraud continue to fly. The left-wing Democratic Convergence
By Richard Ingram New studies in the United Kingdom and in the United States have found alarming confirmation of increased leukaemia caused by exposure to levels of nuclear radiation previously considered safe. Two studies were published in the
US victimising Gulf War opponents Twenty-one US Marine Corp reservists who refused to take part in the Gulf War are being subject to all forms of maltreatment while in detention, according to the news service of the Paris-based organisation
Farmers seize US base By Mark Delmege PERTH — One hundred angry wheat farmers from northern wheat belt towns attacked a NASA facility at Yarragadee, about 100 km South of Geraldton, on April 7. Protesting against US wheat subsidies, the
By Norm Dixon The Botswanan government has suspended the dredging of the Okavango River delta in response to mounting local and international opposition. The announcement has brought a temporary halt to a giant scheme that would severely damage

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