August 2021

Region

IPCC previews severe trends in store for region

The Sixth Assessment Report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has spotlighted a series of trends likely to intensify across Latin America ......

Ecuador (Free Read)

Chinese vessel’s hold is portal to sharks’ plight

It has been four years since Juan Pablo Muñoz, a biologist with the Galápagos Science Center of Ecuador’s Universidad San Francisco de Quito, entered the ......

Costa Rica

Objections slow proposed Costa Rican drilling ban

A bill to ban oil and gas exploration is facing renewed opposition in the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly ahead of a December deadline that could ......

Brazil

Group accuses Bolsonaro of genocide and ecocide

Brazil’s leading association of indigenous peoples has petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to investigate the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, accusing his ......

Mexico

Calls for greener Mexican tourism, post-Covid-19

Mexico’s jungles, deserts and coral reefs dazzle even the pickiest visitors, but development of the country’s tourism industry has rarely proceeded with the best interests ......

Around the Region

Doubts about Amazon’s future as a carbon sink

Portions of the Amazon rainforest are emitting more carbon than they are absorbing, mainly due to increased deforestation and fires, a new study says. Published ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Venezuelan crisis doesn’t deter these four

Latin American conservationists have their hands full in the best of times, given the region’s chronically weak environmental enforcement and its perennial problems of illegal ......

Q&A

Bárcena warns against “reprimarization” of region’s economies

Alicia Bárcena of Mexico is executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), a United Nations economic-development body. Bárcena has ......