Over the last few months President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been riding the crest of a wave: the Brazilian economy is coming through the global economic crisis relatively unscathed; under his leadership the country has gained a much more powerful

From Copenhagen to Brazil

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Live link-ups with Javier Farje in Copenhagen and Jan Rocha in Brazil and panel discussions with Peter Bunyard, Sue Branford & John Hilary.

Bulletin 10 December 2009

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MEXICO NEGOTIATES FUTURE OF ZELAYA ♦ ARGENTINA AND VENEZUELA REINFORCE THEIR ALLIANCE ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: BOLIVIA SAYS NO TO CARBON TRADING ♦ BRAZIL READY FOR AGREEMENT ♦ COLOMBIA EXPECTS “AMBITIOUS TARGETS” IN COP15 &

BULLETIN 9 DECEMBER 2009

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MERCOSUR DOES NOT RECOGNISE HONDURAS ELECTIONS ♦ REDUCED SENTENCES FOR CUBAN “SPIES” ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE: PERU TAKES FOREST PROTECTION PLAN TO COPENHAGEN ♦ BRAZIL: BIOFUELS ARE GOOD ♦ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL HAVE

BULLETIN 7 DECEMBER 2009

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BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES RE-ELECTED ♦ BRAZIL DOES NOT BELIEVE THERE WILL BE AN AGREEMENT IN COPENHAGEN ♦ LATIN AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ♦ MEXICO: BIOFUELS BASED ON ALGAE

Bulletin 23 November 2009

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IRANIAN PRESIDENT ON A NEW SOUTH AMERICAN JOURNEY; BOLIVIA: MORALES CAMPAIGNS; IN ENEMY TERRITORY ♦ COUNTRIES MARGINALISE BOLIVIA 
In recent months Brazil has suffered from a series of what used to be known as ‘unusual climatic events’ -- severe droughts in the south, flooding in the Amazon and torrential rain in the northeast. A small town in the interior of the north
Leading scientists meeting in Copenhagen in mid-March have produced highly alarming forecasts about the future of the Amazon forest.
You've heard about rich people buying land in Patagonia, acquiring getaways in an expanse seemingly removed from the climate woes of the planet (well, aside from the ozone hole right over it).

The Rights of Nature

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At the end of September, voters in Ecuador enthusiastically approved a referendum designed to consolidate power under leftist president Rafael Correa and to strategically shock the country's flagging economy.

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