South America

Indigenous Farmers Harvest Water with Small Dams in Peru’s Andes Highlands

Active Citizens, Civil Society, Climate Change, Combating Desertification and Drought, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Gender, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Population, Poverty & SDGs, Projects, Regional Categories, Special Report, Water & Sanitation, Women & Economy Water & Sanitation Local …

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Latin America’s Potential Green Hydrogen Economy

The Providencia Solar company, El Salvador. Latin America counts some of the globe’s most abundant and cost competitive renewable energy resources including hydroelectricity, solar, and wind. Credit: Edgardo Ayala / IPS By Cecilia AguillonLA JOLLA, California, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and crisis has led to increasing attention …

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Food Insecurity Concerns for Latin America and the Caribbean

A woman wearing a mask to protect herself from the contagion of the coronavirus, waits to buy food outside a store in the Playa municipality, in Havana, Cuba. As of Tuesday, Jun. 16, 1.7 million people have been affected by the virus across Latin America and the Caribbean — doubling in …

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Solar Power Fills Gaps in Underserviced Rural Argentina

Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Energy Teddy Cotella stands in front of the solar panels he installed in 2018 on his farm in an area of scarce infrastructure and …

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2nd World Food Safety Day

Economy & Trade, Food & Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Food Sustainability, Global, Headlines, Health, Latin America & the Caribbean, Natural Resources, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Dr Renata Clarke is Sub-regional Coordinator Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ROME, Jun 8 2020 (IPS) – Few things …

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Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

Civil Society, Climate Change, Conferences, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Environment, Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Regional Categories Energy Mexico’s state-run oil giant Pemex faces a difficult outlook due to the fall in international oil prices and …

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Food Markets in the Caribbean Take Stock of Vulnerability during COVID-19

Aid, Editors’ Choice, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Multimedia, Podcast, Poverty & SDGs, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations The global coronavirus pandemic has made the Caribbean keenly aware of its need for greater food security. PORT OF SPAIN, May 21 2020 (IPS) – The COVID-19 …

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Mexico’s Development Banks Fuel the Fossil Energy Trade

Demonstrators demand clarification of the murder of land rights activist Samir Flores and the shutdown of a thermoelectric plant in the state of Morelos, in central Mexico, in a February 2019 protest on Mexico City’s emblematic Paseo Reforma. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS By Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, May 20 2020 (IPS) Since …

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Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America

Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World Bank By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 …

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Time for the World Bank and IMF to Be the Solution, Not the Problem

Aid, Economy & Trade, Education, Financial Crisis, Global, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, Latin America & the Caribbean, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Franciscka Lucien is Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Joel Curtain is the Director of Advocacy at Partners in Health. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti and …

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