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SUNS # 9787 Tuesday 23 May 2023

Trade : G7 leaders target China, shed "crocodile tears" for Global South (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries laid out a comprehensive roadmap for pursuing seem ingly security-driven trade policies targeting China, as well as their priorities for the World Trade Organization's 13th ministerial conference (MC13), while appare ntly shedding "crocodile tears" on reaching out to the Global South.

Rwanda : Better mapping of erosion risk areas needed more than ever (PRIV)
(IPS, Kigali)
Following severe flooding and landslides that hit major parts of Rwanda earlier this month, experts are c onvinced that investing in the mapping of erosion risk areas could go a long way to keeping the number of casualties down.

UN : Of Africa & the magic formula of the Italian taxi driver (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Some days ago in Rome, the Italian taxi driv er switched on the radio during a longish ride through the usual traffic jam. Music, gossip, and the hourly news bulletin.

Opinion : New constitution in Chile in the hands of the far right (PRIV)
(IPS, Montevideo)
On 7 May, Chileans went to the polls to choose a Constitutional Council that will produce a ne w constitution to replace the one bequeathed by the Pinochet dictatorship - a nd handed control to a far-right party that never wanted a constitution-making process in the first place.

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