Issue of July, 30, 2007
The Patagonia seas are home to much more than animal species.
Credit: Photo Stock
Argentina Aims to Expand Its Maritime Frontier
By Marcela Valente* - IPS/IFEJ
he sea floor of the South American continental platform holds vast energy, mineral and genetic wealth. Argentina wants to claim its share.
Women opening babaçú coconuts.
Credit: Movimento Inter-estadual de Quebradeiras de Coco Babaçú
Amazon Fruit Gatherers Face Biofuel Dilemma
By Mario Osava
abaçú fruit gatherers in the Brazilian Amazon must decide if they will join or reject the biodiesel production boom, which will alter the economy of this traditional activity.
CHILE: Mapuches Win Battle Against Dump
The municipal government of the southern Chilean city of Temuco backed away from a project to construct a new sanitary landfill which came under fire from indigenous Mapuche communities and the University of the Border.
HONDURAS: Tighter Regulations for Mines
The reforms of the Honduran Mining Law, expected to be approved in August, entail stricter controls over the mining companies, ranging from higher taxes to potential fines of more than one million dollars, legislative sources told Tierramérica.
CUBA: Electricity for Rural Guantánamo
Peasant farmers who live near the hydroelectric dam of the Guaso River in the eastern Cuban province of Guantánamo will see their living conditions improve as a result of a project to take place in the second half of 2007.
VENEZUELA: 26 Million Trees Planted
The Tree Mission, which was launched in Venezuela a year ago as a five-year plan to plant 100 million trees on 150,000 hectares at the heads of the tributaries of the Orinoco River, has already completed a quarter of its target, reported the authorities.
BRAZIL: Distance Dispute Between GM and Traditional Maize
A distance of a minimum of 100 meters between a commercial field of genetically modified corn and another field of conventional or organic corn is enough to prevent genetic contamination, says a proposal by Brazil's National Technical Commission on Biosafety.
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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