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SUNS # 9754 Friday  31 March 2023


WTO: India exposes "double standards" of farm-exporters in agriculture talk s (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
India has apparently exposed the "double standards" adopted by nine farm- exporting countries including the United S tates, Canada, Thailand, the European Union, Australia, Uruguay, and Paraguay amon g others on issues pertaining to New Delhi's public stockholding (PSH) progra ms for food security at a meeting of the WTO's Committee on Agriculture (CoA) on 27-28 March, said people, who asked not to be quoted.

Pakistan: Stampedes as destitute throng free flour distribution points (PRIV)
(IPS, Peshawar)
The free Atta (flour) distributio n scheme launched by the government to assist the inflation-hit communities d uring the holy month of Ramzan has left at least ten dead and over 100 injured as would-be beneficiaries rush to claim their 10-kilogram bags.

Mexico: Opposition to mega-industrial model (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
In March 2021, the community assembly of the municipality of San Blas Atempa, in the southern Mexican st ate of Oaxaca, approved the sale of 360 hectares for the creation of an industr ial park.

Uganda: UN experts condemn egregious anti-LGBT legislation (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A group of UN experts* on human rights has blaste d the Government of Uganda for making homosexuality punishable by death.

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