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SAMAAP recalls older generations, supports the younger one
By Eric Jackson, IPS, 14 July 1999. The Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama Friends' Society (SAMAAP) gathered for their third annual Forum Against Racial Discrimination in Panama. The featured speakers dealt with historical topics, but the night began and ended in light of an ongoing student movement against racism.
Peasants Gain New Hope for Better Life
By Silvio Hernandez, IPS, 26 August 1999. A rural development project sponsored by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided new hope for a better life for 100 peasant families. It is oriented toward community training with an emphasis on gender equality, production support and institutional development. The idea is to help the communities understand the need to incorporate women into the development process.