Issue of June, 18, 2012
Sugar cane plantation in the interior of the state of São Paulo.
Credit: Nico Esteves/IPS
Brazil Takes Steps to Confiscate Property of Landowners Using Slave Labor
By Clarinha Glock
ecent work is an essential requirement for sustainable development, the central theme of the Rio+20 summit, taking place in a country where slave labor has yet to be eradicated.
Hydrologist Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vásquez, director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Credit: Patricia da Camara – Courtesy of the World Bank
World Bank: Latin America Has the Green Antidote Within Reach
By Diana Cariboni
nclusive green growth is the pathway to sustainable development in the medium term, says expert Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vásquez in this interview.
Urban and hotel development have devoured the oasis of San José del Estero in Los Cabos.
Credit: Courtesy of Niparajá
G20 Summit in an Unsustainable Environment
By Emilio Godoy
he Mexican municipality chosen by the G20 as a venue to talk about sustainability and climate change suffers from erosion, coastal pollution, fishing disputes, the impacts of tourism mega projects and the threat of destructive new mining operations.
ARGENTINA: Swift Progress in DNA Barcoding of Birds
Argentina has made rapid progress in the genetic identification of birds as part of the International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL).
HONDURAS: Residents of the Capital Clean Up Their Neighborhoods
Residents of 39 districts and neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa are participating in the Barrio Limpio (Clean Neighborhood) project, clearing trash from ravines, ditches and roads to help prevent flooding during the upcoming rainy season.
BRAZIL: Rio to Offer Incentives for Sustainable Construction
Rio de Janeiro City Hall has decided to encourage sustainable construction by offering a 50 percent tax reduction for certified building projects.
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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