Issue of September, 22, 2002
War Games Are Deadly in Vieques
By Linda Dorow
ontaminated soil, the thunder of bombs dropped during U.S. military exercises and the specter of cancer disturb the dreams of the 9,400 people on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
Q & A
"With neither head nor tail"
By Néfer Muñoz
o country is prepared for war, says the Colombian singer Juanes. Amid the incomprehensible violence of his country's ongoing civil war, music can heal the wounds of the soul, he told Tierramérica.
In Search of "Private Statists"
By Fernando Almeida
he world is increasingly asking businesses to stop being mere instruments for pillaging the planet and humanity.
Montreal Protocol on Ozone
n environmental issues, the nations of the world seem to have a hard time reaching consensus, except in the case of the Montreal Protocol, which has become the symbol of the fact that treaties can be effective in solving problem created by humanity, in this instance, the deterioration of the Earth's atmospheric ozone layer.
MEXICO: Government on Trial
The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) resolved to hear the charges of the Tarahumara Indians from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, who accuse the government of allowing the destruction of their forests by lumber companies and illegal loggers.
BRAZIL: Eco-Latina 2002 Under Way
The Fifth Latin American Conference on the Environment (Eco-Latina 2002), taking place Sep 24-27 in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, will be the region's first chance to assess the results of the Rio+10 Summit, which ended Sep 4 in Johannesburg.
EL SALVADOR: No Garbage in the Gulf!
The residents of the Salvadoran islands of Conchaguita and Zacatillo, in the Pacific Ocean, are the focus of a government plan to halt the dumping of solid waste into the sea, and to value the natural wealth of the Gulf of Fonseca.
NICARAGUA: Land in the Hands of Men
Around 82 percent of the private individual landowners in Nicaragua are men, with the remaining land belonging to women, according to the National Agricultural Census recently released by the government.
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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