The Sunday Times has an interesting article on Brazilian Indians today. The journalist Chrstina Lamb went back to the region visited by Norman Lewis 40 years ago.
The recent rains in the north of Argentina caused mudslides that devastated the town of Tartagal. Indigenous activists have been mobilising to stop the deforestation responsible for the disaster (in Spanish) Read more

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

Ecuador’s cunning plan

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A plan to save the rainforest in Ecuador is getting atention from the world.  

Bulletin 28 January 2010

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 Honduras: new President takes office ♦ Peru: Five people die from rains in Cuzco ♦ Haiti: another survivor rescued ♦ Mexico to buy dollars to boost reserves ♦ Indigenous peoples worry for climate change
Rafael Correa is in trouble with those who put him in power. Roger Burbach explains the reasons
Amazon communities have seized barges of hard wood to protest over illegal logging. Americas Report has the story

Bulletin 16 February 2010

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 Haiti: illness threatens survivors and orphaned children ♦ Nicaragua: Indigenous peoples are not citizens ♦ Peru: politics and show business mix well ♦ Venezuela: desperate attempts to solve energy crisis ♦ Heavy rains are the
Controversy over Brazil’s giant hydropower station in the Xingu river is set to intensify. Sue Branford reports.
In a powerful radio documentary Gary Northan looks at the destruction of peasant communities caused by soya for biofuels.

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