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Call it pity or call it sensible politics, the G-7 nations have together pledged to cancel $1.2 billion in debt that Haiti owes them, something Global South activists have been requesting for all developing countries -- not just those hit by horrible earthquakes.

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It may finally be the beginning of the end for the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico, as Mexico City's mayor has reduced the flu virus threat level a notch with no new cases discovered in the past week.

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Analysis is finding that, amid the historic neglect that rich nations show toward the poor, developing countries have received less than 10 percent of the funds promised to them by the developed world. This comes as countries in the global south struggle to respond to the myriad concerns about global warming.

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