World in Progress: Apr 17, 2013 by DW (English) published on 2013-04-17T20:15:29Z Controversial new law to restrict Indigenous landrights in Argentina --Rescuing Lake Chad -- economic development versus villager's right to self determination in Myanmar -- speculation on Foodstuffs Presenter: Anke Rasper New law to take away land rights from indigenous people in ArgentinaIn Argentina the government is currently considering a change to the nation’s Civil Code. Activists are worried that this change could severely limit the land rights of the country’s indigenous people. The new code would exclude landrights for four hundred and fifty thousand indigenous who live in Argentina’s cities.Myanamar copper mineBurmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi recently issued a report that caused anger and outrage in a small village in the northeast of the country. She backed the expansion of a copper mine in Monywa which villagers say was built on illegally seized land. They also say that the mine has led to a rise in disease and pollution.Foodstuffs speculation contributes to volatile food pricesCritics argue it's unethical to gamble on food, and bankers and funds earning money by speculating on foodstuffs have been discredited as "hunger makers". While speculation on foodstuffs is still relatively new to Europe, it's become big business in the USA. Many say the practice contributes to volatile commodity prices, which hit those hardest who are poor.Livelihood of millions threatened as Lake Chad dries upThe rapid shrinking of Lake Chad over the past few years has put the lives of 30 million people on the line. The lake used to be Africa's largest body of water - but now only 10 percent of its original quantity remains. Now efforts are underway to transfer water from the Obangui River in the Congo to Lake Chad to save the lake and the people who depend on it.