Issue of February, 11, 2008
A sign by the highway that crosses the indigenous park of Dourados.
Credit: Mario Osava
Guaraníes Out of Their Environment
By Mario Osava, special to Tierramérica*
ith no forests or rivers, or sufficient land, the indigenous peoples of Mato Grosso do Sul try to survive on wage labor from working on sugarcane plantations and on alternative farming.
Among the leaders in the destruction of forests: Honduras.
Credit: Fundación Democracia sin Fronteras
Deforestation Still Winning in Latin America
By Diego Cevallos*
he plans of Latin American governments to fight indiscriminate logging have achieved some victories, but they continue to run up against strong economic interests.
MEXICO: Standards for Sustainable Construction
Mexico's National Housing Commission will enact a regulatory framework before the end of the month that, for the first time, will guide the construction of more eco-friendly homes.
ARGENTINA: More Ships, More Whales
The non-governmental Fundación Vida Silvestre launched a research plan to prevent accidents between whales and large ships along Argentina's Patagonian coast.
BRAZIL: Fruit with Dental Benefits
The açaí (Euterpe oleracea), an Amazonian fruit popular for its flavor and energy boost, is also the source of a dye that identifies bacterial plaque in teeth, which can help prevent cavities and other dental problems.
HONDURAS: Military Protection of Forests
The Armed Forces of Honduras has sent 2,000 soldiers to protect the natural resources of the entire country as part of the government project "Life for Nature".
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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