South America

Green Recovery in Mexico – A Citizen’s Plea

Residents of the small rural community of Amatlán, in the municipality of Zoquiapan in the state of Puebla, oversee the operation of photovoltaic panels installed by the Mexican cooperative Onergia. CREDIT: Courtesy of Onergia By Tania MirandaNEW YORK, Nov 23 2020 (IPS) The alarms warning against climate inaction have sounded …

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Mexican’s Labor Rights Closely Watched… by the US

By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) As many have observed worldwide, the outcome of the US presidential elections has been, as expected – full of hope and fear. Many people had the bad feeling that if Trump were to be re-elected, the uncertainty, already enormous due to …

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Ecuadorian Director Shows a Different Kind of Migration

By SWANQUITO / PARIS, Nov 16 2020 (IPS) Ecuador’s entry for the 2021 Academy Awards’ International Feature section is a surprising movie, highlighting a story that up to now has been little-known. Titled Vacío / Emptiness and directed by self-taught filmmaker Paúl Venegas, the work focuses on how increasing numbers …

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From Paraguay to Italy: Development at All Costs

Jose Luis Coral, a farmer practicing family agriculture in Colombia. Credit: Bibbi Abruzzini, Both Nomads, a multimedia studio based in Brussels By Bibbi AbruzziniBRUSSELS, Nov 9 2020 (IPS) I am speaking with Gladys and Raúl about civic space in Paraguay, when Raúl suddenly tells me about the fires. Thick smoke …

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Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic

Street scene in the Dominican Republic. Credit: Ben Albano / Unsplash By Jan LundiusSANTO DOMINGO, Nov 2 2020 (IPS) When President Luis Abinader arrived at his inauguration in an electrically driven car as a symbolic gesture of his Government’s intentions to make sustainable development one of its main objectives – …

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In the Face of a Pandemic, the World Turns to Trade

“International cooperation is the only tool to face the situation, threatened by nationalism, import substitution, protectionism and populist policies of several countries”. Credit: UNCTAD By Emilio GodoyMEXICO, Oct 29 2020 (IPS) Greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, international trade can play a key role in the economic recovery, but it …

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