Issue of April, 08, 2006
A spiritual leader of the Ashaninkas of Peru - a tribe facing extinction
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Indigenous Languages in Final Throes
By Diego Cevallos
anguages like Kiliwua in Mexico, Amanayé in Brazil, Záparo in Ecuador and Mashco Piro in Peru are on the verge of disappearing. Their extinction would be a tragedy for humanity, warn linguists.
Yes, Aspartame Is a Carcinogen"
By Francesca Colombo
he world's most widely consumed artificial sweetener could cause serious harm to human health, according to the latest study headed by Italian scientist Morando Soffritti. Tierramérica spoke with the renowned cancer researcher in Bologna.
Q & A
Norwegian Prize for Argentine Activist
By Marcela Valente
omina Picolotti, who recently won an international award for promoting the link between environment and human rights, sat down with Tierramérica for a Question-Answer session.
BRAZIL: Forestry Certification On the Rise
The proportion of environmentally certified forests in Brazil nearly doubled in the past two years, while worldwide it increased 70.25 percent, according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
ARGENTINA: Criticisms Raised Against Official Pro-Biotech Stance
The Rural Reflection Group (GRR) in Argentina has criticized its government for defending the dominant model for producing genetically modified soybeans and maintaining positions in line with the biotechnology corporations, during the biodiversity summit that ended Mar. 31 in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba.
GUATEMALA: Eco-Corridor to Be Expanded
The Guatemalan capital's municipal government approved the "Metropolitan Ecological Corridor Conservation" project, to preserve the forests that surround the city.
HONDURAS: More African Palm Grown for Biodiesel
The Honduran government will promote the cultivation of 200,00 hectares of African palm over the next five years to produce the alternative fuel known as biodiesel.
BRAZIL: Satellites Reveal Misleading Data
Brazil is less urbanized than what official statistics indicate: the total urban area (with pavement, basic infrastructure services, telephone systems, homes and businesses) covers just 0.25 percent of the country, according to a study by the satellite monitoring center of the Brazilian agricultural research agency, Embrapa.
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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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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