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Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

In the wake of major human rights abuses carried out by European companies and the Guatemalan government, two Mayan human rights defenders share their struggles.

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The Mining Fraud: Lessons from Chubut

The Mining Fraud: Lessons from Chubut

Darío Aranda analyses the impact of the Canadian mining lobby in Argentina and Latin America’s environment, society, and democratic processes.

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La Aurora: A New Dawn

La Aurora: A New Dawn

A visit to an agroecological farm in Buenos Aires province proves that there is an alternative to soy, showing it’s possible to work the land in an efficient and profitable way without agrochemicals or fertilisers.

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Dams and Deforestation: The Human Contribution to Natural Disasters

Dams and Deforestation: The Human Contribution to Natural Disasters

Recent flooding in the Río de la Plata basin was caused by torrential rains, but human intervention in the region’s forests and rivers is making the problem worse. Marc Rogers reports.

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Argentina, Turning its Back on Ecology: Interview with Sergio Federovisky

Argentina, Turning its Back on Ecology: Interview with Sergio Federovisky

Kristie Robinson sat down with one of Argentina’s most respected environmental journalists to talk to him about his new book, and where the country stands on environmental issues in general.

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Editorial: Debunking Mark Lynas

Editorial: Debunking Mark Lynas

Kristie Robinson responds to yesterday’s Buenos Aires Herald interview with Mark Lynas, and picks apart some of his arguments.

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Munduruku: A Golden Community

Munduruku: A Golden Community

The Munduruku tribe, in Brazil, is seeking its own justice against illegal gold miners, agricultural businesses, and the seven hydroelectric dams about to be constructed on their lands.

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Editorial: Argentina’s Unsustainable Path

Editorial: Argentina’s Unsustainable Path

The IPCC report, released Monday, made waves around the world. Kristie Robinson analyses the Argentine government and media’s lack of response, and looks at the country’s environmental legacy.

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Journalism According to Monsanto

Journalism According to Monsanto

After publishing her book Malcomidos, journalist Soledad Barruti received a message from a Monsanto employee wanting to meet her. In this article, she tries to make sense of what followed.

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Tol-Haru: Earthship Architecture in Tierra del Fuego

Tol-Haru: Earthship Architecture in Tierra del Fuego

Pioneering architect Michael Reynolds brought his eco-friendly Earthship construction to Ushuaia, building Tol-Haru educational centre with 200 volunteers from around the world.

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