Issue of February, 17, 2003
When Marijuana Helps the Ill
By Cristina Hernández
ierramérica spoke with individuals who consume marijuana for medical purposes in the U.S. city of San Francisco, where the practice is permitted under local law.
Katia Cardenal:: "Soften your heart"
By Nohelia González
he strong connection that Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Katia Cardenal feels with nature has been evident since 1979, when at age 16 she began a musical career with her brother Salvador in the duo Guardabarranco, named after the country's emblematic bird.
Guatemala - Retail Project Spells Dispute in Antigua
By Edin Hernández
he colonial capital of Guatemala is now the scenario of a battle over a shopping center, with construction slated to begin in April.
heat is one of the basic grains that gave rise to civilization. Wheat cultivation is profoundly linked to ancient and modern history. This grain is milled into flour and used to make a food that is essential to millions around the world: bread.
BRAZIL: Eco-Friendly Construction
Homes built using a technique developed by the engineering research center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro cost 30 to 50 percent less than the commercial average and provide better thermal and sound insulation.
HONDURAS: Debate on Trade and Protected Areas
Negotiations on trade under way between Central America and the United States, and the effects on the environment will be the focus of the First National Meeting on Protected Areas and Biological Corridors, Feb 19-21, in Honduras.
VENEZUELA: Capital's Green Zones Invaded
Hundreds of poor families have taken over the green areas of Caracas in the eastern and western outskirts, cutting down trees and setting up shacks on unstable ground, reports the municipal government and firefighting force.
COSTA RICA:: Promoting Clean Energy
Costa Rica will create incentives to use alternative energy sources over the next three years, with the aim that 15 percent of electricity generated will come from clean and renewable sources by 2008.
GUATEMALA: On Trial for Bird Trafficking
A trial began in Guatemalan court on Feb 11 for a woman accused of trying to sell 12 endangered parrots, assistant environmental prosecutor Víctor Hugo Rosales told Tierramérica.
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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