Issue of January, 13, 2003
Hackles Raised in Fur Debate
By Carla Maldonado
efenders of animal rights in the world's fashion capital say that behind every fur coat is a story of suffering and death.
Credit: Fabricio Van Den Broeck
Global Trade's Road to Cancún
By Germán A. de la Reza
he Mexican cities of Cancún and Puebla will host the negotiations of the World Trade Organization and the Free Trade Area of the Americas this year, and progress continues apace. But where is the Latin American Agenda?
Credit: Municipal government webcam
World Social Forum 2003
he World Social Forum, in its third annual meeting, January 23-28, will proclaim its central message with renewed energy: "another world is possible". And the host city is once again the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, which expects tens of thousands of people to converge on this "open meeting space".
LATIN AMERICA: Waste Collectors Unite at WSF
Informal waste collectors from throughout Latin America will hold their first congress Jan 20-23 in Brazil, ending as the World Social Forum gets under way in the southern city of Porto Alegre, drawing tens of thousands of activists from around the world.
CUBA: Refrigerate without Harm to Ozone Layer
Some 3,000 Cuban technicians are being trained in alternative technologies and best practices in refrigeration as part of a national program to reduce and eliminate substances that deplete the Earth's ozone layer.
CHILE: Healthy Foods on Show
The ExpoSaludable health fair, to take place Feb 5-9 in the central Chilean city of Quillota, 100 km northwest of Santiago, will be a showplace for foods and other products of "clean technology", in the context of quality standards established in the country's free trade accords.
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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