Amazon Watch releases video evidence depicting attempts by Chevron employees to cover up evidence of pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, in the latest twist in the long-running case against Chevron-Texaco.
Governments and multilateral organisations are discussing how to make the most of Latin America’s rich natural resources, in a way that avoids the risk of socio-environmental conflicts and encourages social and economic development.
Colombia proposes an ambitious plan that would establish the world’s largest ‘ecological corridor’, protecting vast swathes of Amazon rainforest stretching from the Andes to the Atlantic coast, with the help of Brazil and Venezuela.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announces major funding for decontamination plants around the world-famous Lake Titicaca, but climate change poses a greater threat than pollution to the lake and its surroundings.
Brazil’s water crisis has reached historic proportions, but arguably the worst could have been averted if only authorities had heeded the early warning signs; the parallels with our collective approach to climate change are striking.
Costa Rica continues to attract praise at international climate summits, as it banks on the recovery of its forests, which make up 52% of its territory, in order to meet its emissions reduction goal.
Uruguay and Argentina are playing their part in the latest ‘green’ sporting revolution: the Formula E series, which aims to… Read more Formula E: Motorsport’s green revolution comes to South America
Nicaragua has been ranked as one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, but the reality on the ground… Read more Does Nicaragua match up to its Global Gender Gap Report ranking on women’s rights?
(Translation) Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, writes about Colombia’s peace process and its implications for the rest of the world, in an exclusive column published in Spain’s El País.
Better late than never as Brazil finally looks to develop solar power on a larger scale, with near-perfect conditions and a… Read more Brazil belatedly joins the Solar race