Issue of July, 07, 2003
Peasant Farmers Step Up Efforts to Obtain Land
By Mario Osava
ension between peasant farmers and large landholders is on the rise in Brazil, where a landless workers’ organization is demanding land for some one million families by 2006. Leftist President Lula is making no concrete promises.
In Search of Columbus’ Bones
By Lidia Hunter
Our verdict will be irrefutable," the leader of the scientific team searching for the final resting place of the man credited with discovering the Americas told Tierramerica.
"La Nina" Ignites Energy Debate
By Gustavo González
debate about diversifying Chile’s sources of energy has been ignited by fears that a La Nina-spawned drought could lead to rationing of electricity.
eyote, a bitter plant containing some 60 different alkaloids, has been revered as sacred by many indigenous Mexican cultures throughout the centuries. Today, however, the plant is far better known for the hallucinogenic effects it produces once ingested.
CHILE: The Goodness of Copper
Copper has more than 25 biological functions vital to the development of the human being, a new book published here says.
CUBA:: Out in the Sun
The government of Cuba plans to use solar energy to provide electricity to 20,000 homes over the next five years, many of them in rural areas that are not connected to the national grid.
VENEZUELA:: Protecting the Caura River Basin
A nine million dollar plan to protect the southeast Caura River basin in Venezuela, with backing from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has been approved by the Global Environment Facility of the World Bank.
HONDURAS: The Poor Are Relegated to the Hillsides
Some 2 million Hondurans, one-third of the total population, live in extreme poverty on the country’s hillsides.
PANAMA: Critics Lambaste Environmental Law
Panama’s new environmental law "grants polluters the right to contaminate and disparages the principle of environmental crime prevention," said the Association to Promote New Development Alternatives (APRONAD).
GUATEMALA: Guatemalans to Learn about Genetic Forestry
Experts from the United States and Guatemala will offer a course in genetic forestry seeking to train some 80 Guatemalans in the use of improved seeds utilized in reforestation programs.
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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