Making the Culture and Language of Peru's Nomatsigenga People Accessible and Enduring
Author : GlobalVoices
The Nomatsigenga, pronounced [nomatsi'geŋa], are people that live in 33 native communities in the Pangoa Valley, at the center of the Peruvian Amazonia, whose language is endangered.
According to Alexandra Aikhenvald, a linguist specializing in Amazon languages, their language belongs to the Kampa ethnolinguistic branch, which in turn belongs to the Arawak family.
The Nomatsigenga's diverse base of traditional knowledge is also disappearing with time. To prevent that, an Archive of the Nomatsigenga Language and Culture has been created, as explained on the website Nomatsigenga:
Yemen: Bloody trail of civilian death and destruction paved with evidence of war crimes
Author : Amnesty International
Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes and attacks by pro and anti-Huthi armed groups in Ta’iz and Aden in Yemen have killed scores of civilians - including dozens of children – and could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has revealed in a new briefing published today.
‘Nowhere safe for civilians’: Airstrikes and ground attacks in Yemen highlights the impact of unlawful coalition airstrikes in densely populated residential neighbourhoods, and attacks by Huthi loyalists and anti-Huthi armed groups operating on the ground, who have carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks in civilian areas.
Asylum originally referred to a sacred and inviolable place where a person could find shelter and protection whenever his or her life, liberty or security were endangered. In many ancient civilizations asylum was considered as a religious institution which benefited common law criminals : political offences were thus excluded (1). In Europe this situation prevailed until the XVIIIth century (2).
In his speech given in Havana (14.08.2015) the Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry, established the actions that the Obama administration plans to execute with respect to Cuba, including the efforts realized and to be realized with the Congress, to attempt to achieve the lifting of the blockade.
Some parts of the speech Mr. Kerry pronounced in Spanish, surely to avoid a modification in translation and so that the message would come directly to all those present. In Spanish he clearly stated:
"We are neither enemies nor rivals, we are neighbours"
The number of migrants and asylum seekers who have arrived in Europe by sea so far in 2015 is now approaching a quarter of a million, according to IOM analysis.
With rescues at sea occurring at a rate of over 1,000 migrants a day this summer off Italy and Greece, the number of arrivals has already surpassed the total arrivals in 2014.
Deaths at sea are also at record levels this year. In the last eight days there have been two more shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, pushing total fatalities calculated by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project to at least 2,300.