Issue of June, 14, 2010
Aerial view of farm expansion in the Paraguayan Chaco.
Credit: Courtesy of the Guyra Paraguay Association
"Pause" Farm Expansion in Gran Chaco, Say Activists
By Natalia Ruiz Díaz
araguayan authorities admit they are powerless to stop the advance of ranching and soy farming into the forests of the Gran Chaco, which his home to more than half of the country's indigenous peoples.
Credit: Courtesy of UNEP
"Sustainability Is Paramount for Latin American Development"
Marcela Valente interviews MARGARITA ASTRÁLAGA, Latin America regional director for UNEP
strategic plan with a new vision is needed to stop the dramatic loss of biodiversity, which is especially high in Latin America, says Margarita Astrálaga, UNEP regional director, in this Tierramérica interview.
Modesto Bravo, head of construction, converses with surgeon Yosvany Tamayo, director of Héroes de Baíre Hospital, in Nueva Gerona, Cuba.
Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS
How to Hurricane-Proof a Caribbean Island
By Patricia Grogg
he community on Cuba's Isla de la Juventud is preparing for another hurricane season, one that could be more intense than ever.
MEXICO: United Against GM Maize
Farmers organizations and academics from three public universities in Mexico created an alliance to promote native maize and to reject the introduction of genetically modified varieties of this crop.
BRAZIL: Sanitation Begins in the Kitchen
Recycling kitchen oils to produce biodiesel has the advantage of protecting the sewer system, as well as preventing soil and water contamination.
ARGENTINA: Patagonia Ecologists for Clean Energy
A dozen environmental organizations from the southern Argentina region of Patagonia signed a declaration on energy that opposes expansion of nuclear, hydroelectric and coal-based projects.
HONDURAS: Forest Planting Begins
The Honduran authorities have launched a plan to recover 25,000 hectares of forest, with an emphasis on areas degraded by fires and illegal logging.
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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