Issue of September, 26, 2005
The Brazilian Amazon.
Credit: Photo Stock.
By Mario Osava
broad sector of the Brazilian population believes that foreign powers aim to take over the Amazon region. Could their fears have a basis in reality?
Prison Is a Blow, but Doesn't Knock Down Peasant-Activist
By Diego Cevallos
If they keep on killing trees, there won't be any more water. I'll continue fighting this. I'm not afraid," says Mexican peasant farmer Felipe Arreaga, released Sep. 15 after spending 10 months behind bars.
Credit: Correo del Caroní.
Canaima Pits Miners Against Environment
By Humberto Márquez
ore than a thousand miners in the Venezuelan town of Las Claritas are demanding their right to work. The government is sending mixed signals about how it will quell the conflict, which has already left several people injured.
Beautiful Meadows Emerge from the Rubbish
By Yadira Ferrer
ush vegetation grows atop what was once garbage in the Don Juanito landfill in Colombia. Some 300 tons of waste are processed there each day in a sustainable way.
BRAZIL: Eco-Education Expands
Ninety-four percent of Brazilian schools include environmental education in their curriculum, as a regular course or in specific projects, according to the 2004 school census, which covered 215,000 schools.
CUBA: Bamboo In Vitro
A project to develop bamboo in Cuba aims to obtain and multiply "in vitro" four species useable as lumber in order to expand its use throughout this Caribbean island.
GUATEMALA: Protests Put the Brakes on Water Law
Guatemalan lawmakers have withdrawn a bill to establish the Water Law in the wake of protests staged in mid-September by thousands of peasant farmers in the western part of the country.
CHILE: No Risk of Drought
Heavy rains and snowfall over much of Chile, more than 70 percent above average and triggered by a prolonged, harsh winter, have ruled out any risk of drought and energy rationing that was proposed earlier this year.
VENEZUELA: Building on a Devastated Mountain
Venezuela is considering the construction of 30,000 housing units on 3,500 hectares in the north of Avila, the mountain that separates Caracas from the Caribbean Sea, and where flooding and mudslides left thousands dead in 1999, says Environment minister Jacqueline Faría.
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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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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