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  • John Perkins , YES! Magazine

    In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world's third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here's what they can teach us about standing up to power. Last month, hundreds of indigenous demonstrators began dismantling a dam in the heart of Brazil’s rainforest to protest the destruction it will bring to... » read this article
  • Carmelo Ruiz Marrero writing from Puerto Rico , Counterpunch

    The Foro de Sao Paulo (FSP), a forum that brings together most of the Latin American left, had its 18th meeting in the Venezuelan city of Caracas on July 4-6. In attendance were representatives of practically all of the Foro’s member organizations, including El Salvador’s FMLN, Nicaragua’s Sandinistas, Guatemala’s URNG... » read this article
  • Jason Palmer , BBC

    Editor's Note: We have always heard that time is not an absolute but rather, an invention of mankind that rules our lives. This fascinating Amazonian tribe have no concept of time; nor do they have the concept of "river" as we know rivers; nor do they measure their lives in... » read this article
  • Marcela Valente* , Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES - The governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay are drafting laws to curb acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of their fertile agricultural land. Despite slight differences between them, the proposed measures are generally fairly mild. None of these three member countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur)... » read this article
  • Jill Richardson , AlterNet

    Editorial comment: Mono-cultures, industrial farming and animal raising, Genetically Engineered seeds, bio-chemical herbicides and insecticides (note especially herbicide resistant weeds due to treatment with Monsanto's killer insecticide, Roundup) - in short agribusiness and bio-chemical business (read Monsanto et al.) are very busy ruining the global environment, local farmers' livelihoods and... » read this article
  • Iuri Dantas , Bloomberg

    Brazilian companies added a record number of government registered jobs in 2010 as Latin America’s biggest economy expands at the fastest pace in over two decades. Brazil generated 2.52 million formal jobs in 2010, after companies hired a record 1.23 million workers and fired a record 1.64 million last month,... » read this article
  • Staff reporters , BBC World News

    Israel has reacted angrily to Argentina's recognition of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders. Monday's move by Argentina comes days after a similar step by South American neighbour Brazil. The Argentinian foreign ministry said recognition was in line with the Palestinians' right to build an independent state. More than 100... » read this article
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