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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – In Cuba, children and adults suffering from malignant bone tumors have not been given functional treatments. Extendable prostheses used to replace bone parts during tumor surgery are sold by US companies. Until now, Cuba cannot use US dollars in its transactions, or freely import or export products, including…

At the UN Wednesday, President Obama unveiled a plan to revitalize US foreign aid programs, which have been marginalized since the end of the cold war. By HOWARD LAFRANCHI The Christian Science Monitor / Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com United Nations, New York – President Obama on Wednesday unveiled a policy directive that defines the…

By Kathy Kelly Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat ‘In early June 2009, I was in the Shah Mansoor displaced persons camp in Pakistan, listening to one resident detail the carnage that had spurred his and his family’s flight there a mere 15 days earlier. Their city, Mingora, had come under massive aerial bombardment. He recalled…

Various groups have called for a review of the Paris Principles, the new guidelines adopted by the United Nations (UN) in defining child soldiers. By not distinguishing between combatants and non-combatants, the Paris Principles, they said, place children in rebel-influenced areas in danger as they are de-facto labeled as child soldiers and therefore, open targets…

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found the Arroyo government guilty of violating the rights of human rights defenders Eden Marcellana and Eddie Gumanoy. Marcellana, then Karapatan-Southern Tagalog secretary general and Gumanoy, local peasant leader, were abducted and killed in April 2003. Witnesses point to the “Bonnet Gang,” a paramilitary group linked with…