Issue of July, 06, 2009
Cajamarca's central square, with a gold-rich mountain in the background.
Credit: Helda Martínez/IPS
Gold Conflict in Colombia's Central Mountains
By Helda Martínez
he Colombian authorities could determine this month whether they will move forward on a giant gold mining project in a nature preserve in the central mountain range.
Farmers from the indigenous community of Paru Paru in Cuzco's "Potato Park."
Credit: Milagros Salazar/IPS
A Stormy Time for Indigenous Wisdom
By Stephen Leahy
he World Intellectual Property Organization is making an effort to protect indigenous knowledge, but its criteria put it on a collision course with the indigenous concept of knowledge itself.
BRAZIL: Invention to Curb Industrial Pollution
Industrial sulfate pollution could be practically eliminated using a biological process discovered at the Engineering School of the University of São Paulo.
MEXICO: Grass for Ethanol
From greenhouse-grown grasses in the southern Mexican town of Atlixco, some 150 km from the capital, a new type of biofuel could ultimately emerge.
ARGENTINA: Women Jailed for Defending Water Source
Residents of the northwestern Argentine province of La Rioja oppose exploration for an open-pit mining operation and have denounced "political persecution" against them.
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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