Rafael Correa is in trouble with those who put him in power. Roger Burbach explains the reasons

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

Ecuador’s cunning plan

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

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
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
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.

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