Issue of July, 21, 2002
Central America Wearies under Dengue Onslaught
By Néfer Muñoz
he tropical epidemic has been merciless in the region, and is revealing the vulnerability of the poorest sectors of the population.
'Aqua' to Revolutionize Climate Predictions
By Mario Osava
he Brazilian probe incorporated into the Aqua satellite will allow predictions of rains and drought for South America with 90 percent accuracy.
engue has become a health problem for tropical areas of Latin America over the last several decades. But this disease, cause by four types of virus transmitted by a mosquito, has been known for centuries.
CUBA: Fighting Desertification
Cuban technicians are receiving training in Germany to recover an arid zone in the southeastern province of Guantánamo, one of the Caribbean island's most fragile ecosystems.
CHILE: Wild Animals Released
The wild animal rehabilitation center of the Pro-Defense of Flora and Fauna National Committee released two chilla foxes (Pseudalopex griseus) and two quiques (Galictis cuja), species threatened by hunters and smugglers.
VENEZUELA: Green Tourism in Los Roques
Los Roques Science Foundation and Ecoportal Wildlife Venezuela are attempting to turn the Los Roques archipelago, located in the Venezuelan Caribbean, into a destination for ecotourists.
BRASIL: Agro-Ecology Is Growing
Family farming provides 70 percent of the food consumed in Brazil, representing an important step towards agro-ecology, say experts.
PANAMA: Coffee Bees
The presence of African bees led to a 25-percent increase in the production and weight of two varieties of coffee grown in the western Panamanian province of Chiriquí, according to a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
GUATEMALA: Sales of Oxygen to Netherlands
The Guatemalan government is negotiating an agreement for the sale of oxygen to the Netherlands, giving the European country a larger quota for the emission of greenhouse gases and the Central American nation resources to preserve its natural wealth.
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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