Issue of February, 21, 2011
Juan Pablo Sáenz, one of the five Ecuadorean attorneys who won the case against Chevron
Credit: Gonzalo Ortiz/IPS
"The Verdict Against Chevron Is Enforceable, Because It Is Just"
By Gonzalo Ortiz
Many people said that an Ecuadorean court would never rule against a big transnational corporation," Juan Pablo Sáenz told Tierramérica. He is the youngest on the Ecuadorean prosecuting team against Chevron in the environmental case of the century.
Farmers plant African palm in the northern Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz
Credit: Laura Hurtado, Courtesy of ActionAid Guatemala
Agro-Fuel Debate Takes Root in Central America
By Danilo Valladares
ollowing the historic defeat of banana crops, now sugarcane and palm oil are gaining ground as industrial monoculture in Central America.
BRAZIL: From Coffee Dregs to Biofuel
Coffee dregs can be used to produce biodiesel. That is the result of an experiment of the Polytechnic School's chemical engineering department at the University of São Paulo.
MEXICO: The Monarch Returns
The population of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) and the forest area it occupies in Mexico grew last year in comparison to 2009, according to reports from various organizations.
HONDURAS: Greater Local Autonomy for Environmental Management
Honduras will promote the autonomy of local governments in environmental management, putting administrative tasks in their hands, like authorizing minor construction permits and charging specific taxes.
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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