Location: South America

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/ Conservation, Environment

18 Jul 2014

 

An ‘all or nothing’ fundraising strategy has secured conservation of the Amazon Region Protected Areas for the next 25 years

 
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/ Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2014

 

Brazil’s groundbreaking Marco Civil da Internet law recognises that growth and prosperity are dependent on a technologically advanced society – how long until other countries realise the same?

 
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/ Environment

02 May 2014

 

Activists want the Chilean government to protect vital water reserves

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

25 Apr 2014

 

From infamous drugs cartels, record homicide levels and widespread poverty, to economic strength, innovation and enterprise, Colombia’s city of Medellin has undergone a serious transition that’s changing the attitudes of citizens and tourists alike

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

01 Apr 2014

 

Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes

 
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/ Positive Travel

13 Dec 2013

 

Ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic plant used in healing ceremonies by indigenous Amazonians, may offer more than just powerful visions. Matt Mellen heads into the jungle and discovers that it might also have a radical role to play in nature conservation

 
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/ Environment

09 Dec 2013

 

More than 400 new plant and animal species have been discovered in the Amazon in the last three years

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

07 Oct 2013

 

More than two million of Peru’s poorest residents will have access to electricity for the first time by 2016 thanks to new $200m solar power programme

 
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/ Conservation

03 Oct 2013

 

El Salvador could become the first country to ban mining for precious metals in order to protect freshwater supplies

 
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/ Renewable Energy

17 Sep 2013

 

The world’s first industrial-sized plant producing biofuels from seaweed is set to open in Brazil later this year

 
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, / Conservation, Media

16 Sep 2013

 

25 years ago an isolated Colombian tribe emerged to share a warning about humanity’s future, captured in a film about them that had a far-reaching global impact. But now the tribe has surfaced again to give us a powerful new message

 
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/ Environment

02 Jul 2013

 

A project in the Caribbean country of Haiti, which continues to struggle with the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, is turning toilet waste into a valuable resource

 
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/ Conservation, Environment

02 May 2013

 

The Brazilian government hopes to uncover new species and tribes by “knowing the rainforest from within”

 
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/ Peace, Peace & Democracy

29 Apr 2013

 

A new scheme hopes to reduce crime and improve lives by offering laptops and bikes in exchange for firearms

 
Uruguay's president-elect Jose Mujica celebrates winning the presidential run-off election in Montevideo
 

/ Politics

11 Apr 2013

 

Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded principles are changing the political landscape

 
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/ Environment

11 Mar 2013

 

Forging "a truly harmonious relationship" with Mother Earth is at the core of the Bolivian government's creation of a new protected wetland – an area bigger than the Netherlands and Belgium combined - making it the largest of its kind in the world

 
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/ Environment

20 Dec 2012

 

Bolivia has enacted new legislation conferring rights on the natural world, elaborating on and fully enshrining the principles set out in a ‘short law’ passed in December 2010

 

Gang truce in El Salvador could signal lasting peace

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy

28 Nov 2012

 

A truce made by gangs in Central America’s ‘most violent nation’ has resulted in a dramatic decline in homicide rates

 
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/ Agriculture

23 Nov 2012

 

A combination of government support and community food growing initiatives is changing the face of the Venezuela’s food sustainability. Miriam Ross shares a taste of the results

 
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/ Positive Travel

01 Oct 2012

 

Evermore popular with tourists, the Galapagos is finding innovative new ways to share its beauty with visitors while conserving its unique flora and fauna