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MEXICO: Fasting for Life in Land of Death

Posted on 04 February 2011 by editor

Fast and ecumenical ceremony at the Benito Ju√°rez monument. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

By Daniela Pastrana

CIUDAD JU√ĀREZ, Mexico, Feb 3, 2011 (IPS) – “The moral reserve of this country is low. People have let too many things happen without taking to the streets‚Ķand they continue to let them go by,” peace activist Pietro Ameglio told IPS in this Mexican border city.
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Ayuno por la vida en la tierra de la muerte

Posted on 01 February 2011 by editor

Un ni√Īo que vio agonizar a su madre permanece en la escena del crimen ante la indiferencia de los militares. Cr√©dito: Cortes√≠a de El Diario, de Ciudad Ju√°rez.

Por Daniela Pastrana

CIUDAD JU√ĀREZ, M√©xico, 1 feb (IPS TerraViva) – “La reserva moral de este pa√≠s est√° baja. Dej√≥ pasar demasiadas cosas sin estar en la calle… y sigue dejando pasar demasiadas cosas”, sentencia el profesor √≠talo-mexicano Pietro Ameglio, de la organizaci√≥n humanitaria Servicio Paz y Justicia (Serpaj). Continue Reading

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Migrants ‚Äď Victims of Crime, Not Criminals

Posted on 01 February 2011 by editor

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Feb 1, 2011 (IPS/TerraViva) – Although Central American migrants continue to face all kinds of abuses and even death on their way north through Mexico to the U.S. border, experts and activists have begun to see a slight change in approach to the issue.
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O desafio de cuidar das floretas globais

Posted on 07 January 2011 by editor

Lenhador no Estado de Chiapas, México. Crédito: Mauricio Ramos/IPS TerraViva

Emilio Godoy

Cidade do México, México, 6/1/2011, (IPS TerraViva) РPor sua experiência em projetos comunitários florestais, o México pode dar pistas sobre como aproveitar adequadamente as áreas de floresta e incentivar o desenvolvimento das economias locais em 2011, Ano Internacional das Florestas. Continue Reading

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“This Time There Will Be No Noah’s Ark”

Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor

There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five to seven years, warns Leonardo Boff. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian*

MEXICO CITY, Dec 28, 2010 (Tierram√©rica) – “The market is not going to resolve the environmental crisis,” says theologian and environmentalist Leonardo Boff, professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. The solution, he says, lies in ethics and in changing our relationship with nature.
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Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor

Market in Espinal where the t√ļmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – T√ļmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
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MEXICO: No Solution in Sight for Apaxco Pollution Conflict

Posted on 29 October 2010 by admin

Apaxco and Atotonilco residents have staged a peaceful sit-in against the Ecoltec plant for nearly 18 months. Credit: Greenpeace.

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Oct 29, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – A waste processing company and the surrounding community are at odds over the operation of a plant that provides energy for Mexico’s cement industry.
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Migrant Workers in Mexico Left to Hoe Their Own Row

Posted on 21 October 2010 by admin

By Emilio Godoy

ATLAUTLA, Mexico, Oct 21, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Every year since 1975, Castro Solano has left his home in the town of Tlapa de Comonfort, in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, to work in other parts of the country as a seasonal farm labourer.
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MEXICO: Jornaleros Migrantes Mexicanos Librados a Su Suerte

Posted on 20 October 2010 by admin

Por Emilio Godoy

ATLAUTLA, M√©xico, 20 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Cada a√Īo, desde 1975, el ind√≠gena mexicano Castro Solano deja su hogar en la ciudad de Tlapa de Comonfort, en el sure√Īo estado de Guerrero, para recorrer el pa√≠s como obrero agr√≠cola temporero.
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MEXICO: Poisonous Pesticides on the Doorstep

Posted on 04 August 2010 by editor

After the chemical explosion in March, protesters from Iz√ļcar blocked the factory, now closed. Credit:Emilio Godoy/IPS

By Emilio Godoy

IZ√öCAR DE MATAMOROS, Mexico, Aug 4, 2010 (IPS) – “People want to get rid of the factory. It has to go. There’s already been an accident,” a taxi driver said on the drive to the pesticide plant belonging to the Agricultura Nacional company in this southern Mexican city. Continue Reading

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