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Brazil is the world's largest producer of eucalyptus-derived pulp and the state of Espírito Santo is one of its biggest production centers. More than a third of the state, which was once rich in Atlantic Forest, is at risk of becoming desert. The region faces one of the worst droughts in its history, which is causing billions in...
In 1992 the United Nations-backed Chapultepec peace accords brought decades of civil war in El Salvador to an end. Now, 25 years after the peace accords, El Salvador still faces the challenges of social divisions, high crime rates, and controversial amnesty laws. A recent event in London examined the legacy of the conflict and the deep-seated problems still facing Salvadorean society. Peace...
For the national peace process to succeed, local communities need to make sense of their past and keep alive historical memory.
Real efforts are being made to promote not just dialogue, but real conversation among all actors in Colombia's peace process, at local as much as at national level
Victims of Colombia's conflict delivered an uncompromising message to peace negotiators in Havana.
A Guantanamo Bay detainee is on hunger strike following delays to the completion of his transfer to Uruguay. But the election climate in Uruguay means there is unlikely to be a speedy resolution of his case.

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President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.
The Federal Government is using delays and excuses to evade responsibility for the appalling conditions in migrant shelters.
President Mujica has accepted a US proposal to accept Guantanamo detainees as refugees.

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