Issue of May, 04, 2009
Ana Pancenko, 11, at the Tarará medical center.
Credit: José Luis Baños/IPS
Chernobyl Kids Keep Arriving in Cuba
By Patricia Grogg
ore than 24,000 people affected by Ukraine's 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have been treated in Cuba since 1990.
UNAM's medical school.
Credit: Photo Stock
Mexico's Future Hinges on Near-Empty Science Classrooms
By Verónica Díaz Favela
he suspension of classes in Mexico due to the swine flu epidemic is not the only reason science and technology university courses have been nearly deserted.
Acacia savannahs in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Credit: Public domain
Foreigners Lead Global Agricultural Land Rush
By Stephen Leahy
orporations and governments with financial resources to spend are buying up agricultural land in poor countries as a means to ensure food and energy supplies.
BRAZIL: Productive Plan to Save Biodiversity
Technical training, access to credit and strengthening the market are the key points of the national plan for socio-biodiversity productive chains, signed in late April by Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
CHILE: Anti-Dam Campaign Reaches Europe
May 8 will mark the end of a two-week tour through Spain and Italy by activist Juan Pablo Orrego, international coordinator of the Patagonia Defense Council, which is fighting the construction of five dams in the southern Chilean region of Aysén.
VENEZUELA: National Park Restricts Vehicles
Access of all-terrain four-wheel-drive vehicles is being limited in the Cainama National Park, in southeastern Venezuela, bordering Brazil and part of the Guiana massif.
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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