News & Notes

03.31.18

EL SALVADOR IS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO BAN METAL MINING.

West Africa, July 2018

It was widely reported this week that Al Shabaab militant group, affiliated with
al-Qaeda, has banned the plastic bag from regions in its juristiction because they pose a serious threat  to both humans and animals.

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El Salvador, 30 March 2017

There was a time in the early 1980s when the villagers of Cinquera, located on the northern border of El Salvador, fled from their homes. These were the early days of the violence, and the military—armed by the US—would spread terror throughout the region supressing the civic uprising that wanted an end to repressive militarism, and called for social justice and the opportunity to earn a liveable wage. The military swept through villages in death squads, massacring combatants, disappearing citizens, and filling pits with the dead. Over 75,000 people were killed during the Civil War.

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07.05.18
SOMALI TERROR GROUP BANS PLASTIC BAGS