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Decolonizing COVID-19: Delaying External Debt Repayment

In response to the timely editorial by The Lancet Global Health 1 The Lancet Global HealthDecolonize COVID-19. Reflecting on the ongoing colonization of medicine, economics, and politics, we highlight an important mechanism by which the COVID-19 pandemic enables external agencies to better control health care funding in communities. low income …

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5 things Houstonians need to know for Friday, February 5

Here are the things to know for Friday, February 5: 1. The mother of ‘Little Jacob’ sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a boy The mother of a boy known as “Little Jacob” has been sentenced to life in prison for killing the 4-year-old boy and throwing his …

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We cannot ignore the impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health

When the Rep. Grace NapolitanoGraciela (Grace) Flores Napolitano A law hindering treatment of serious mental illness must be repealed Trump signs bill to allow memorial to fallen journalists We cannot ignore the impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health MORE (D-Calf.) Introduced the Student Mental Health Services Act in February …

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The Great Containment hits the Third World hard, by Gilbert Achcar (Le Monde diplomatique

Migrant workers walk towards the train station, Gurugram, India, June 2020 Yogendra Kumar Hindustan Times Getty Just as nowhere is safe from the effects of climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic therefore does not exempt anyone, rich or poor, head of state or refugee. But these global crises do not affect …

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How to talk to children about racism and sexism in politics

After a host of warm-ups presidential debates characterized by constant insults, name-calling and interruptions, now seems like the prime time for teach children how to identify good and bad behavior, and more precisely, racism and sexism, especially in politics. This means have important conversations to help children identify inappropriate behavior …

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Climate change and COVID threaten to sink small island nations

Small island nations are at an impasse. Under the onslaught of climate change, they must spend big to protect their communities from rising sea levels and dangerous storms. But a major source of income, international tourism, has dried up due to the coronavirus pandemic. So now they cry out to …

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Prime Minister Khan urges global bodies to provide ‘fiscal space’ for developing countries – Business & Finance

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged the world to provide developing countries with fiscal space to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the 14th Virtual Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on the purpose of this summit, namely regional economic cooperation in the aftermath …

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Millennial Money: 3 debt strategies for an uneven recovery

The past year has fractured our world in countless ways. Now, as people seek to pick up the pieces, those who manage the debt must be held accountable for their position in our uneven economic recovery. In this so-called K-shaped recovery, part of the population rebounds quickly while another has …

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EU backs more funds for IMF, extends debt relief for poor countries

European Union finance ministers on Tuesday backed the idea of ​​increasing IMF funding and expanding debt relief for the poorest countries to help the global fight against the COVID crisis. 19. The idea of ​​increasing the resources of the International Monetary Fund, called Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), so that the …

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G20 must provide $ 650 billion boost to IMF, extend debt relief: activists

FILE PHOTO: The IMF logo can be seen outside the headquarters building in Washington LONDON (Reuters) – The 20 largest economies are to support a $ 650 billion boost to the International Monetary Fund’s currency, reallocate existing reserves and extend debt payment relief to poorer countries, said said former policymakers …

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