The War for Mexico’s Water

The War for Mexico’s Water

The War for Mexico’s Water

MEXICO CITY—On March 22, while the United Nations celebrated World Water Day, hundreds of protestors marched down Mexico City’s Avenida de los Insurgentes toward the office of the National Water Commission. Under a smoggy sky, they chanted through loudspeakers, painted posters, and, arriving at the office, scaled the front gates and erected signs. “El agua es nuestra, carajo!” screamed one poster. The water is ours, goddamnit! A more diplomatic sign read: “El H20 no es un negocio.” Water is not a business.

For the past several months, however, that has been a matter of debate. Tiếp tục đọc “The War for Mexico’s Water”

Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew’s fight against corruption

Lee Luan Yew

Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew’s fight against corruption

31 March 2015

Lee Kuan Yew is no more. He will be remembered by many for many reasons. Today is looking at why he will be remembered for his relentless fight against ant-corruption.

In October 1951, a large shipment of opium was hijacked by thieves from the port town of Punggol, in north-east Singapore. British authorities investigated and found that the thieves included several high ranking officers of the Singapore Police Force. In the aftermath of the scandal, the British colonial government set up the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in 1952 and sited in the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Tiếp tục đọc “Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew’s fight against corruption”

Why fighting corruption won’t end poverty

By Ricardo Hausmann

Jul 27 2015

Worldeconomicforum – Countries are poor because governments are corrupt. And, unless they ensure that public resources are not stolen, and that public power is not used for private gain, they will remain poor, right?

It certainly is tempting to believe so. Here, after all, is a narrative that neatly aligns the promise of prosperity with the struggle against injustice. As Pope Francis said on his recent trip to Latin America: “corruption is the moth, the gangrene of a people.” The corrupt deserve to be “tied to a rock and cast into the sea.”

Perhaps they do. But that won’t necessarily make their countries more prosperous. Tiếp tục đọc “Why fighting corruption won’t end poverty”

Vượt biên trái phép đến Úc: Mạo hiểm và vô ích!

PHAN LỢI – ĐẶNG TRUNG thực hiện – Thứ Năm, ngày 28/5/2015 – 01:22

(PL)- Tình trạng nhập cư trái phép đến Úc những năm gần đây gia tăng bằng nhiều con đường khác nhau, trong đó chủ yếu bằng tàu thuyền và nhiều người đã bỏ mạng trên đường đến.
Những nguy hiểm luôn chực chờ người vượt biên trái phép. Ảnh: New York Times

Một thông báo mới đây của Bộ trưởng Bộ Nhập cư và Bảo vệ biên giới Úc – cho hay chính phủ Úc và Chính phủ Việt Nam (VN) vừa phối hợp bẻ gãy một vụ mạo hiểm đưa người vượt biên trái phép. Để tìm hiểu rõ hơn về chính sách của Úc trong vấn đề ngăn chặn tình trạng nhập cư trái phép bằng tàu thuyền, cũng như chính sách áp dụng đối với những người muốn nhập cư tới Úc theo con đường hợp pháp, PV báo Pháp Luật TP.HCM đã phỏng vấn ngài Hugh Borrowman, Đại sứ Úc tại VN(ảnh). Tiếp tục đọc “Vượt biên trái phép đến Úc: Mạo hiểm và vô ích!”

Business Operation Models for Solar Home Systems (SHS)

There are different ways of operating a Solar Home Systems (SHS) business.

Although each SHS program has unique characteristics, there are two general approaches to bringing Photovoltaic (PV) to customers in the developing world:

Open market approach

In the most common approach, described by the World Bank as the open market approach, there is a roughly unrestricted market in which PV dealers and developers can conduct direct sales and — with government, donor, and nongovernmental organization involvement — establish PV microcredit, leasing, or direct sale programs.



Energypedia – There are different ways of operating a Solar Home Systems (SHS) business. Tiếp tục đọc “Business Operation Models for Solar Home Systems (SHS)”

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP, July 30, 2015

CSIS Southeast Asia SIT-REP

The SIT-REP gives you links to all of CSIS Southeast Asia’s (@SoutheastAsiaDC) best updates and programs in a five minute read. This issue includes extensive South China Sea coverage, a look at Singapore’s pivotal upcoming elections, a podcast discussion of developments in the Philippines, and much more. Links will take you to the full publications, multimedia, or to registration for upcoming programs when available. To jump to a section, select one of the following:

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