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December 24, 1987
Patti Petesch and Sheldon Annis raised some provocative questions in their article on "Debt-for-Development Plan Is No Gift for Third World" (Op-Ed Page, Dec. 9), but their purist stance pales before the high infant mortality, hunger, poverty and environmental degradation that plagues most of the debtor nations. It is these problems as much as the debt that saps their strength and prevents them from realizing their potential. And, it is these problems that private voluntary organizations like CARE work to resolve in partnership with the respective Third World governments and indigenous non-governmental organizations.
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February 26, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
So, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doesn't like gays. In fact, he thinks they're “disgusting.” Oh, and he doesn't think much of the West either. And he says Uganda would be just fine without Western aid . So why haven't we halted - in a New York minute - the $450 million a year or so in foreign aid we give this clown and his country? On Monday, Museveni signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law that basically declares open season on homosexuals in Uganda. But not content to simply spout nonsense about gays, he also blasted Western “cultural imperialism” and Western aid, which he said was a problem itself for Uganda.
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NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
So, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni doesn't like gays. In fact, he thinks they're “disgusting.” Oh, and he doesn't think much of the West either. And he says Uganda would be just fine without Western aid . So why haven't we halted - in a New York minute - the $450 million a year or so in foreign aid we give this clown and his country? On Monday, Museveni signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law that basically declares open season on homosexuals in Uganda. But not content to simply spout nonsense about gays, he also blasted Western “cultural imperialism” and Western aid, which he said was a problem itself for Uganda.
WORLD
December 22, 2005 | From Reuters
Russia's parliament, following President Vladimir V. Putin's lead, softened a bill on nongovernmental organizations Wednesday, easing proposed curbs on foreign groups but keeping them for local charities and rights bodies. The original draft law proposing restrictions on NGO activities had passed a first reading by the State Duma last month amid Kremlin fears that NGOs could be used as fronts to foment unrest in Russia like that in Ukraine and Georgia in recent years.
WORLD
December 22, 2005 | From Reuters
Russia's parliament, following President Vladimir V. Putin's lead, softened a bill on nongovernmental organizations Wednesday, easing proposed curbs on foreign groups but keeping them for local charities and rights bodies. The original draft law proposing restrictions on NGO activities had passed a first reading by the State Duma last month amid Kremlin fears that NGOs could be used as fronts to foment unrest in Russia like that in Ukraine and Georgia in recent years.
NEWS
January 25, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With masks on their faces and silencers on their pistols, assassins in Chechnya broke into an International Red Cross barracks one freezing night before Christmas and systematically murdered six foreign aid workers in their beds. In Rwanda this month, killers inspected the passports of two volunteer Spanish nurses and a doctor at their rural hospital, then coldly executed them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Three Ventura County women who attended the recent Non-Governmental Organizations Forum on Women in China will share their experiences and discuss the issues that face women worldwide at a presentation Saturday at Ventura College. The free event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the Ventura College theater, is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Ventura County chapter of the United Nations Assn., the Bahai's of Ventura County and the Ventura County League of Women Voters.
NEWS
January 14, 1987
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit charging that it is unconstitutional for the U.S. Agency for International Development to withhold funds from foreign, non-governmental organizations that counsel, make referrals for, or advocate abortions. "It (the policy) seeks to completely choke off any discussion of abortion," PPFA President Faye Wattleton said. She said Planned Parenthood, which received $17.
NEWS
October 25, 1994
Environmentalists, scientists and government and industry representatives from 17 European countries meet here Wednesday through Friday for the first European Seas at Risk Conference, which will focus on the continent's growing problems of sea pollution. The conference is expected to concentrate on deteriorating conditions in the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, all bordering the industrial powers of Europe.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
IBM, Digital Launch Vietnam Operations: International Business Machines Corp. named three Vietnamese companies to sell and service its products once the U.S. government lifts an economic embargo against the country. Digital Equipment Corp. has named two domestic companies as partners. Until sanctions are lifted, the local companies will help sell IBM and Digital products to the limited range of customers permitted under the embargo, including U.S.
NEWS
January 25, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With masks on their faces and silencers on their pistols, assassins in Chechnya broke into an International Red Cross barracks one freezing night before Christmas and systematically murdered six foreign aid workers in their beds. In Rwanda this month, killers inspected the passports of two volunteer Spanish nurses and a doctor at their rural hospital, then coldly executed them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
Patti Petesch and Sheldon Annis raised some provocative questions in their article on "Debt-for-Development Plan Is No Gift for Third World" (Op-Ed Page, Dec. 9), but their purist stance pales before the high infant mortality, hunger, poverty and environmental degradation that plagues most of the debtor nations. It is these problems as much as the debt that saps their strength and prevents them from realizing their potential. And, it is these problems that private voluntary organizations like CARE work to resolve in partnership with the respective Third World governments and indigenous non-governmental organizations.
NEWS
January 26, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Reports of the Egyptian government blocking employees of non-governmental organizations, including American citizens and the son of a U.S. Cabinet secretary, from leaving the country drew sharp criticism from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said Thursday that the matter was of "special personal concern. " McCain called on the Egyptian government to cease its "harassment" of the NGOs and warned that the aggressive investigations "could set back the long-standing partnership between the United States and Egypt.
OPINION
May 2, 2010 | Sonia Shah
Last week, in honor of World Malaria Day, viewers of "American Idol" were urged to donate $10 for an insecticide-treated bed net to save an African child from malaria, the mosquito-transmitted scourge that infects about 300 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million. The premise behind the idea of treated nets is simple. The netting prevents malarial mosquitoes from biting people while they're asleep, and the insecticide kills and repels the insects. World health experts say that using the nets can reduce child mortality in malarial regions by 20%. But even as donations roll in and millions of bed nets pile up in warehouses across Africa, aid agencies and non-governmental organizations are quietly grappling with a problem: Data suggest that, at least in some places, nearly half of Africans who have access to the nets refuse to sleep under them.
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