Category Archives: poverty

Brazil looks set to fuel a war on poverty with newly discovered oil reserves

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, inaugurated the country’s new deepwater oil field on Tuesday. Trial extraction of oil by Petrobras began in the Jubarte oil field 77 kilometers off the coast of the state of Espirito … Continue reading

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Madiba

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, popularly known as Madiba in South Africa, turned 90 on July 18. Read more about him in this link. Madiba on a stamp issued by the former USSR . . . the 10 kopeck (1 rouble = … Continue reading

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Has UNCTAD gone crazy?

I was reading about the world summit on the global food crisis that is taking place in Rome with great interest when I was shocked to read this news report about the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alternate energy, Ban Ki-Moon, cars, China, crops, democracy, Earth, economics, economy, environment, farming, food crisis, food riots, India, inflation, life, motorcycles, news, peak oil, politics, poverty, price rise, random, road safety, Supachai Panitchpakdi, the U.N., thoughts, Uncategorized, UNCTAD, world, world food summit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Bio-diesel in India: from the tree to the tank!

A Spanish/Latin American blogger friend of mine has a blog dedicated to alternate fuels called Jatrophaonline. He invited me to share links and posts about alternate energy sources. I am delighted to join him in his mission to write blog … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alternate energy, bio-diesel, bio-fuels, cars, crops, Earth, economy, environment, farming, flora, India, Jatropha, life, nature, peak oil, Pongamia, poverty, random, Rudolf Diesel, thoughts, transport, Uncategorized, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Rice price rise may lead to rice riots!

Though the title mentions rice, this post is all about the rise in prices of staples (rice tops the list of staples) that has caused serious unrest in several parts of the world. Haiti’s government was thrown out and there … Continue reading

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India: a country of rich richies and poor paupers!

The Indian media has been giving plenty of coverage to the recently released Forbes list of billionaires which has placed four Indians in the global top ten while India has 36 dollar billionaires. They have been describing it as a … Continue reading

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