South America

Belize Passes Milestone Law to Safeguard Fisheries

Climate Change, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Multimedia, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations, Video PORT OF SPAIN, Feb 26 2020 (IPS) – The Environmental Defence Fund and its partners in conservation are this month celebrating a major milestone in Belize’s efforts to safeguard its fisheries. …

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Why Paraguay Can Be a “Beacon State” for Forest Management

Credit: UNDP, Paraguay By Achim Steiner, Inger Andersen and Qu DongyuASUNCION, Paraguay, Feb 14 2020 (IPS) Imagine a forest that covered half of your entire country. A biodiverse forest which supports thousands of species from giant anteaters to armadillos to jaguars. A forest that is home to one the world’s …

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Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Green Economy, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Regional Categories, Special Report Energy Water falls through these enormous pipes to activate the 20 turbines of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the …

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Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

Aid, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Population, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Ding Ding is Deputy Division Chief, Caribbean 1 Division, Western Hemisphere Department (WHD) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), & Inci Otker currently works at the …

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Venezuela: Violent Abuses in Illegal Gold Mines

Democracy, Economy & Trade, Headlines, Human Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Gold mine known as “Ocho muertos” (“Eight Dead”) in Las Claritas, Venezuela. Credit: Clavel A. Rangel/HRW NEW YORK, Feb 5 2020 (IPS) – Residents of Venezuela‘s southern Bolivar state are suffering …

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New Challenges to Growth in Latin America & the Caribbean

Aid, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Population, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Alejandro Werner is Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 2020 (IPS) – Economic activity in Latin …

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Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

Asia-Pacific, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Featured, Global, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Health Sunday, Jan. 26, is World Leprosy Day, which is observed to raise awareness about the disease and those affected by it. IPS Senior Correspondent Stella Paul …

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Lithium and Clean Energy in Argentina: Development or Mirage?

Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Energy, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Natural Resources, Population, Projects, Regional Categories, Special Report, TerraViva United Nations Development & Aid “No to lithium” reads a sign erected in Salinas Grandes by …

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Solar and Biogas, the Perfect Agroenergy Duo in Brazil

Energy, Featured, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Multimedia, TerraViva United Nations, Video Energy VARGEAO, Brazil, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) – “They’re the ideal duo,” because the combination of solar and biogas sources makes it possible to provide electricity around the clock, one during the day …

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Haiti’s Cry for Help as Climate Change is Compared to an Act of Violence against the Island Nation

Aid, Climate Change, Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Green Economy, Headlines, Humanitarian Emergencies, Latin America & the Caribbean, Population, Regional Categories, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations Climate Change Haiti’s Environment Minister Joseph Jouthe says that “climate change is a very big terror in Haiti”, and without …

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