Issue of May, 05, 2008
Choosing the best potatoes.
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
Saving the Potato in the Peruvian Highlands
By Milagros Salazar, special to Tierramérica*
handful of Peruvian families are working to preserve 200 varieties of potato in the Andean highlands, where this crucial crop was domesticated eight thousand years ago.
Crocodiles in Cuba's Ciénaga de Zapata.
Credit: J. Haedo
Climate Danger Lurks for Cuban Wetland
By Patricia Grogg, special to Tierramérica
esidents of the Cuban wetland Ciénaga de Zapata face the challenge of changing an apparent inevitability: the disappearance of the marsh as a result of global warming.
Indigenous women sell food to bus passengers outside La Paz, Bolivia.
Credit: Diana Cariboni/IPS
Indians Speak Out Against Carbon Markets
By Haider Rizvi*
ndigenous leaders from around the world oppose profit mechanisms for fighting climate change.
BRAZIL: New Malaria Medication
Brazil has a new, more efficient medication against malaria, ASMQ, which will be available at cost (2.5 dollars per dose) for Latin American and Asian countries.
ARGENTINA: Recycled Plastic for Food Containers
Argentina's National Industrial Technology Institute (INTI) has approved a technique for manufacturing food containers from recycled plastic bottles.
MEXICO: Environmentalists Repudiate Electricity Project
Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, CFE, has divided a fishing community with promises and food in the Cuyutlán lagoon, in the western state of Colima, to calm criticisms of a planned electricity plant, charge ecologists.
HONDURAS: March for the Forest - Again!
The third "March for Life", organized by the environmental movement led by Catholic priest Andrés Tamayo, is part of an effort to bring attention to environmental degradation in Honduras.
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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In This Issue
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Mexico City Aquifer Could Be Recharged
Activists Call for Common Front to Defend Whales
Proposal to Compensate National Park for Water Supply
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