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Mexico - battle looming over fracking

Mexico - battle looming over fracking

While there are great business opportunities for fracking, many are concerned about the cost to the environment and to people’s health.

Haiti -- Who needs elections?

Haiti -- Who needs elections?

On 12 January 2015 Haiti reverts back to dictatorship, with the government's failure to hold elections. A giant step backwards towards Duvalierism.

Mexico: Ayotzinapa parents interviewed

Mexico: Ayotzinapa parents interviewed

Hilda and Mrio González are convinced their son Cesar Manuel is still alive. "The official version is a lie," they say.

Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

Climate Change: follow the Alternative Summit

Climate Change: follow the Alternative Summit

Peru-based Servindi provides a valuable service to follow the Peoples' Summit.

Mexico -- no end in sight to the crisis

Mexico -- no end in sight to the crisis

There has been an overwhelming response to the protests organised by the missing students' families but no sign yet that the government will really listen and change.

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.

Central America calls for climate justice

Central America calls for climate justice

Civil society organisations in Central America, one of the regions most affected by climate change, are calling on their governments to defend the interests of peasant families in the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Lima.

Latin America -- Trafficking in Women and Girls

Latin America -- Trafficking in Women and Girls

It is estimated that half a million young women in Latin America and the Caribbean are lured into sexual abuse, with social media playing a key role.

Peru: Fair trade gold? Some mistake, surely!

Peru: Fair trade gold? Some mistake, surely!

Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.

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