Issue of March, 07, 2005
Amazon Forest - Destruction and Hope
By Mario Osava
nnual tropical wood harvests have decreased by two million cubic meters, but illegal logging extends into the heart of the Amazon, according to a new report to which Tierramérica had access.
Credit: Mauricio Ramos
The Tuna Dispute - Environmentalism or Trade Protectionism?
By Humberto Márquez
mports of Latin American tuna continue to face a ban in the United States, which claims that its strict rules are to protect dolphins. But the region's fishing industry charges that it is an undue barrier to free trade.
Bottles Versus Faucets
By Stephen Leahy
he bottled water business leads to privatization of water utilities, say water rights activists. But the industry counters that bottled water is safe and environmentally friendly.
COLOMBIA: Indians Protest Free Trade Treaty
The indigenous community of the Jambaló reserve in southern Colombia, with some 14,000 inhabitants, staged a day of protest Mar. 6 against the free trade agreement the government is negotiating with the United States.
GUATEMALA: : Alarm Sounds for Forest Fires
Guatemalan officials have issued a yellow alert due to the intensity of the 67 forest fires recorded during 50 days so far this year and which have destroyed 500 hectares of forest.
MEXICO: Environmental Training for Young People
Dozens of youths from the Mexican capital will soon receive training to bring about environmental changes in their communities, all part of the Geo Youth project of the United Nations Environment Program.
SOUTH AMERICA: Promoting Sustainable Fishing
Artisanal fisherfolk from seven South American countries met in Argentina Mar. 1-4 to discuss small-scale sustainable fishing and to exchange information on fishing stock management.
PERU: Seeking Small Investment in Reforestation
The new National Plan for Reforestation, to be debated in coming weeks by the Peruvian Congress, modifies the existing policy for promoting forestry, which favors major investors, and instead would also promote participation by small and medium investors.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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