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RIGHTS-PERU: Fujimori Hemmed In

IPS Latin America - Wed, 2008-04-30 01:04
LIMA, Apr 29 (IPS) - After 50 days of hearings, the Peruvian court trying former President Alberto Fujimori has heard virtually incontrovertible evidence that the former president was responsible for kidnappings and for two massacres of civilians perpetrated in the early 1990s, according to prosecutor Avelino Guillén.
Categories: Latin America News

ARGENTINA: Smoke Was a Long Time Coming

IPS Latin America - Wed, 2008-04-30 01:04
BUENOS AIRES, Apr 29 (IPS) - "The work has been relentless. We finish putting out one big fire and another one breaks out in the same area." This remark by a firefighter in Argentina, frustrated at the grass fires on the islands in the Paraná river delta, was not made this month, while smoke has covered Buenos Aires and even the capital of neighbouring Uruguay, but in 2004.
Categories: Latin America News

RELIGION-COLOMBIA: Children of Hope in a Violent World

IPS Latin America - Wed, 2008-04-30 01:04
BOGOTÁ, Apr 29 (IPS) - When she was 12 years old in her native Colombia, Ornella Barros decided that she did not want to be "the future, but the present; not a hope, but a certainty." Six years later, as a political science student, Barros says she made the right decision when she joined the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC).
Categories: Latin America News

PERU: Preserving the Potato in Its Birthplace

IPS Latin America - Wed, 2008-04-30 01:04
CUZCO, Peru, Apr 28 (IPS) - Thousands of varieties of potato (Solanum tuberosum), one of the most widely-eaten and well-known foods in the world, have been developed in the heart of South America’s Andes mountains, where the crop was domesticated more than 8,000 years ago.
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MEXICO: New Recipe Against Poverty

IPS Latin America - Tue, 2008-04-29 00:17
MEXICO CITY, Apr 28 (IPS) - The government of conservative President Felipe Calderón presented a new anti-poverty strategy in Mexico Monday, which will initially focus on delivering food aid to the poor.
Categories: Latin America News

DEVELOPMENT-BRAZIL: Activists Opposed to Rebuilding Amazon Highways

IPS Latin America - Tue, 2008-04-29 00:17
RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 28 (IPS) - Nearly four decades after they were first planned, three highways through the jungles and swamps of Brazil’s Amazon region are being rebuilt. Neglected in the past when they became economically obsolete, they are once again a focus of environmental criticism.
Categories: Latin America News

ARGENTINA: Training Health Agents to Reduce Child Mortality

IPS Latin America - Tue, 2008-04-29 00:17
BUENOS AIRES, Apr 28 (IPS) - An ambitious new programme for training health agents to help reduce infant mortality in small rural communities and indigenous villages, launched by one of Argentina’s best-known human rights groups, drew many more applicants than the organisers had hoped for.
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LATIN AMERICA: Eliminating Poverty at Low Cost

IPS Latin America - Sat, 2008-04-26 22:52
RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 26 (Tierramérica) - The success of pioneering efforts to reduce inequality and poverty using relatively few resources has led to an expansion in Latin America of direct aid, targeting the most vulnerable families, especially in rural areas.
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CHILE: Environmentalists Withdraw Backing from Government

IPS Latin America - Sat, 2008-04-26 22:52
SANTIAGO, Apr 25 (IPS) - Twenty-three environmental groups in Chile withdrew their support from President Michelle Bachelet, complaining that she had failed to live up to an agreement they had signed with her during her election campaign.
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ECONOMY-ARGENTINA: Mr. Kirchner, the Éminence Not-So-Grise

IPS Latin America - Sat, 2008-04-26 22:52
BUENOS AIRES, Apr 25 (IPS) - Above and beyond its impact on the markets or the economy itself, the change of economy minister in Argentina has clearly demonstrated the enormous power that former President Néstor Kirchner exerts within the government of his wife and successor, President Cristina Fernández, analysts say.
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AGRICULTURE: What Is Really Causing ‘Agflation’?

IPS Latin America - Fri, 2008-04-25 22:28
RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 25 (IPS) - The old laws of the marketplace are no longer working. Food prices have been rising for six years because of surging demand, and increased production is not restoring the balance as it used to in the past. In fact, prices have been going up even faster over the last year.
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ECONOMY-MEXICO: Sunny Today, Cloudy Tomorrow

IPS Latin America - Fri, 2008-04-25 22:28
MEXICO CITY, Apr 25 (IPS) - So far, the Mexican economy has not fallen prey to the ills affecting its principal trading partner, the United States, and is surviving internal political tensions arising from government initiatives to reform the state-owned oil company. But conditions could deteriorate in the second half of the year.
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Q&A: Land Reform Agents Try to Free Indians from Servitude in Bolivia

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
LA PAZ, Apr 24 (IPS) - Alto Parapetí, a rural area in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz, is caught up in a dispute between large landowners and the government, which is trying to free more than 2,700 Guaraní Indians from a state of servitude.
Categories: Latin America News

ENVIRONMENT: Alien Species Plague the Land That Time Forgot

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador, Apr 24 (IPS) - Juicy, wild-growing blackberries, guava and passion fruit plants may be savoured by humans and animals alike, but in this particular part of the world -- sometimes called the Land That Time Forgot for its largely pristine biodiversity -- they are three problematic invasive species.
Categories: Latin America News

LATIN AMERICA: Can Rising Food Prices Help Small Family Farms?

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
SANTIAGO, Apr 24 (IPS) - Rising global food prices could represent an opportunity for the development of small-scale family farming if national governments provide effective support as part of long-term policies, say experts from various agencies.
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Q&A: "Transgenic Seed Companies Lie and Bribe"

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
MEXICO CITY, Apr 24 (Tierramérica) - Biotech corporations that developed genetically modified seeds are bribing authorities and carrying out costly advertising campaigns "plagued with lies in order to create monsters that attack life," says Jesús León Santos, an indigenous man who is one of this year's winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize.
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NICARAGUA: A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
MANAGUA, Apr 24 (IPS) - Having been hit by three hurricanes and 25 tropical storms in less than 10 years, Nicaragua is looking ahead to the next rainy season, due to begin in May, with wariness and trepidation.
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BOLIVIA: ALBA Closes Ranks Around Morales

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
CARACAS, Apr 23 (IPS) - A Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) summit warned Wednesday of the danger of Bolivia "exploding" as a result of the "separatist plan behind the (May 4) autonomy referendum" in the eastern province of Santa Cruz.
Categories: Latin America News

ENVIRONMENT-US: Poll Finds Deep Concern Among Hispanics

IPS Latin America - Thu, 2008-04-24 22:04
WASHINGTON, Apr 23 (IPS) - Hispanic voters in the United States show a high degree of awareness and concern about environmental issues, particularly global warming, according to an unprecedented national survey on Latino opinion and the environment released here Wednesday by the Sierra Club.
Categories: Latin America News

ENVIRONMENT-PERU: US-Owned Smelter Fined for Pollution

IPS Latin America - Wed, 2008-04-23 21:33
LIMA, Apr 23 (IPS) - The U.S. company running a large multi-metal smelter in the Peruvian city of La Oroya, one of the most polluted places on earth, is facing sanctions for violating air quality standards.
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