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Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe

COLOMBO, 15 April 2014 (IRIN) - Human rights activists and academics in Sri Lanka remain divided over how best to proceed in the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the final days of the country's decades-long civil war.

Women paying price of Latin America drug wars

NEW YORK, 15 April 2014 (IRIN) - As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight - as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal society that appears to be failing them.

New IRIN film: The Zebu and the Zama

NAIROBI, 14 April 2014 (IRIN) - In the Zones Rouges of southern Madagascar, economic opportunities are scarce, as is any presence of the state: the police are particularly absent from most villages.