Issue of April, 21, 2003
Water Divides, But Can It Unite?
By Ana Ruth Jerozolimski
srael is building a wall that has revived a long-time focus of the Middle East conflict: water use.
A Black Week for Sea Turtles
By Pilar Franco
he culinary traditions of Holy Week in predominantly Catholic Mexico are a threat to the survival of this millennia-old species.
A Crime Against the Culture of Humanity
By Tierramérica Editor's Desk
he worst predictions about the consequences of the war on the immense cultural legacy that Iraq has possessed throughout more than 7,000 years of history have unfortunately proved correct.
US-IRAQ: THE POST WAR DILEMMA
By Boutros Boutros-Ghali
s it still possible to reintegrate the world's hyper-power into a truly multilateral, multipolar arrangement? asks Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992-1996.
n Mesopotamia, which means "land between rivers", the earliest human civilizations flourished. Thousands of years later, that territory is known as Iraq, a place where the echoes of war threaten the last vestiges of a millenniums-old history.
ARGENTINA: Health Impacts of Polluted Riachuelo
Argentina's Ombudsman Eduardo Mondino has asked the Health Ministry to conduct a study to determine whether the contaminated Riachuelo, a river marking the capital's southern boundary, causes illness among the population living along its banks.
COLOMBIA: Debate on Wetlands
Experts from numerous countries are to meet in the Colombian capital May 28-30 to assess experiences in wetlands recovery, particularly such areas that are degraded by human activities in urban areas.
PERU: Proviso for Gas Plant
Under pressure from environmental groups, the Peruvian government decided to set conditions for the construction of a gas fractionation plant along the Ica coast, near the Paracas National Reserve, in the south.
GUATEMALA: Citizens to Participate in Environmental Council
- The recently created Consultive Council on Environment in Guatemala will include the participation of 16 entities, governmental and non-governmental alike, with the aim of regulating environmental policies and natural resources, conservation and sustainable development strategies.
NICARAGUA: Festival for the Great Green Macaw
Hundreds of people from Nicaragua and Costa Rica will take part in the binational Festival for the 'lapa verde', the great green macaw, an event in the Nicaraguan town of El Castillo, Apr 25-27, aimed at raising awareness about this endangered bird species.
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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