South America

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize

Development & Aid, Economy & Trade, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, Latin America & the Caribbean, TerraViva United Nations Opinion MEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) – The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the …

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COVID-19: Presidents, the Press, and the Pandemic

Democracy, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, Press Freedom Opinion US President Donald Trump (right) and Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House July 2020. Credit: Toa Dufour/White House CARACAS, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) – The presidents of the Americas, beyond their ideological differences, seem …

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Trinidad and Tobago – Protecting the iconic Three Sisters

Biodiversity, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Biodiversity Eric Lewis, hereditary prince of the First Peoples of Moruga, at La Retraite Beach in in Trinidad and Tobago, to the east of which lie Trinity Hills. Courtesy: Eric Lewis PORT OF SPAIN, …

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Energy Cooperatives Swim Against the Tide in Mexico

Onergia, one of the two energy cooperatives operating in Mexico today, installs photovoltaic systems, such as this one at the Tosepan Titataniske Union of Cooperatives in the municipality of Cuetzalan, in the southern state of Puebla. CREDIT: Courtesy of Onergia By Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Aug 31 2020 (IPS) A Mexican …

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Semiarid Regions of Latin America Cooperate to Adapt to Climate

A rural settlement in the state of Pernambuco, in Brazil’s semiarid ecoregion. Tanks that collect rainwater from rooftops for drinking water and household usage have changed life in this parched land, where 1.1 million 16,000-litre tanks have been installed so far. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPS By Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Aug …

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Indigenous Best Amazon Stewards, but Only When Property Rights Assured: Study

Environment, Featured, Headlines, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Latin America & the Caribbean, TerraViva United Nations Indigenous Rights Deforestation due to the expansion of livestock farming dominates the landscape near Alta Floresta, a southeastern gateway to the Brazilian Amazon. Credit: Mario Osava / IPS Aug 20 2020 (IPS) – “The xapiri …

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