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.
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

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 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 &

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.
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
El cambio climático está afectando a América Latina. Lea cómo y qué se puede hacer para evitar el desastre.

COP15: The Other Summit

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It is cold in Copenhagen, but nobody gets fooled: climate change is a reality.
Cues of official delegates and dancing protesters. A summit to remember

Letter from Manaus

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Last week I went to Manaus for a conference.  It was 40 years since the first time I'd been there.  Manaus then was a small town of elegant old houses dating from the rubber boom, built around the grandiose Opera House,  a town of  precarious shanties

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