Issue of October, 11, 2004
A view of the Brazilian Amazon
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Soy Threatens the Amazon, Warn Activists
By Mario Osava
nvironmental groups say soybean production is driving deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon, but some agricultural experts disagree.
Indigenous Women Reclaim Traditional Medicine
By Yadira Ferrer
ncestral lands and knowledge are the focus of efforts by women in Colombia's indigenous communities.
A native forest in Chile
Chile's Sleeping Beauties
By Gustavo González
he substitution of concrete for wood in the construction of sleeper cars for the Chilean railroad is worrying owners of native forest parcels.
MERCOSUR-EU:: Environmentalists Against Trade Accord
Civil society groups from Mercosur (Southern Common Market) issued a call this month to protest the signing of a free trade agreement with the European Union.
COLOMBIA:: Promoting a Reforestation Plan
Colombia is to spend 20 million dollars on reforestation for industrial and environmental purposes, with the backing of the government and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
PERU: : Choropampa Villagers vs. Newmont
Residents of Choropampa, a village in Peru's northern sierra, have filed a lawsuit against the mining transnational Newmont in a federal U.S. court over a spill of 115 kg of mercury on a highway in June 2000.
GUATEMALA: Indians Urge Protection of Wildlife
Indigenous groups have asked the Guatemalan government to adopt new regulatory, protection and reproduction measures for endangered species, and to bring the cases before the global conference on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), under way in Thailand until Oct. 14.
HONDURAS: Unstoppable Deforestation
The intervention commission designated to halt illegal logging and precious lumber smuggling in Olancho, in northeast Honduras, has not achieved its objectives.
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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