India’s patenting laws mean it produces many drugs cheaply for developing countries. But corporate greed is putting this in jeopardy, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.
Why is one state deemed democratic and another demonic when repression and corruption are evident in both? Sokari Ekine asks some awkward questions.
From Marcos to Arroyo, its leaders have pillaged and lied. But will this ‘Once Upon A Time’ have a happy ending? Iris Gonzales wishes she could wave her magic wand as she relates the sorry tale.
A visit to an ayurvedic doctor convinces Mari Marcel Thekaekara that we need to balance the way we live.
Poor pay, polluted air, dangerous conditions. It’s a familiar story for the country’s port workers, says Iris Gonzales.
Guatemalan women experience one of the highest levels of violence in the world – and the crimes often go unpunished, reports Anna Bevan.
An art installation by visual and performance artist Mideo Cruz has upset the establishment, but surely the Catholic Church is missing the point? Iris Gonzales reports.
The arrival of the rainy season brings chaos to the streets of Manila – and it’s not all the fault of the weather, says Iris Gonzales.
There’s more than enough cash in the domestic market, but it’s denied to those who need it most, writes Iris Gonzales.
Despite all the hardships, a school for indigenous children in the Philippines is a story of hope, courage and inspiration.
Give poor people cash, not free or subsidized food, argue certain economists. The poor insist that food makes more sense, reports Mari Marcel Thekaekara.