Issue of July, 13, 2009
View of Brazil's Porto Alegre from the Guaíba River. Ponta do Melo could end up like this.
Credit: Clarinha Glock/IPS
Red Card for Porto Alegre?
By Clarinha Glock - IPS/IFEJ
he 2014 soccer World Cup has created a dilemma for the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre: real estate and tourism development or environmental preservation?
A protected area on Tilapa beach, one of the few mangrove sanctuaries left on the Guatemalan Pacific coast.
Credit: Courtesy of Conap
Unstoppable Devastation of Guatemalan Mangroves
By Danilo Valladares
uatemala's priceless mangroves are disappearing because efforts to slow the pace of deforestation have failed, warn environmentalists.
CHILE: Mapuches Unite for Rights
Leaders of the Mapuche, the largest indigenous group in Chile, announced a new offensive against the Michelle Bachelet government to demand greater land, political and cultural rights.
VENEZUELA: Weed Problem Worsens in Lake Maracaibo
The lemna sp, or duckweed, extends like a skein about 30 centimeters thick over Lake Maracaibo in western Venezuela. The weed covers 13 percent of the lake's 12,000 square kilometer surface.
BRAZIL: Creating a Market for Industrial Waste
Brazil's National Waste Exchange will help set up trade in industrial waste among companies through an Internet site.
HONDURAS: A Boost to Food Security
The Special Program for Food Security (PESA for its Spanish name) in two years has improved the living conditions of more than 14,000 families in rural Honduras, an official source reported to Tierramérica.
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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