Political Parties and Citizen Movements in Asia and Europe

This publication looks closely at initiatives and activities undertaken by political parties in Asia and Europe to relate to CSOs and citizen movements. (Publication – http://www.idea.int/publications/political-parties-and-citizen-movements/index.cfm) Source: Political Parties and Citizen Movements in Asia and Europe

Cost Still a Barrier Between Americans and Medical Care

In the U.S., 33% of Americans have put off medical treatment that they or their family members need because of cost. This is roughly the same percentage Gallup has found since 2006, despite the rise in the percentage of insured Americans. Source: Cost Still a Barrier Between Americans and Medical Care

More Mexicans See Gang Presence in 2014

For the first time in several years, the percentage of Mexicans who say gangs are present in their communities rose slightly in 2014, reaching 40%. The percentage saying drug trafficking is taking place remained flat at 27%. Source: More Mexicans See Gang Presence in 2014

Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output on the world’s poorest continent and bring “light where currently there is darkness”. Source: Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start