May 2019

Mexico

Brewery dispute draws in Mexico’s López Obrador

Controversy over construction of a massive export brewery in Baja California is stoking longstanding water-supply concerns in northern Mexico, drawing the attention in recent months ......

Brazil

Ex-ministers slam Bolsonaro, Salles policy moves

The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and its allies in Congress are facing strong pushback over proposals and actions seen as hostile to the ......

Bolivia

Bolivian biofuel policy to extend farming frontier

Six months after authorizing the sale of gasoline containing 12% sugarcane ethanol, Bolivia has taken another step toward what officials call “the biofuels era” by ......

Mexico

Newmont idles Mexican gold mine amid protests

After being the target of a month of protests aimed at paralyzing a gold mine it owns in Mexico, the Canadian mining company Newmont Goldcorp ......

Belize

To boost marine life, Belize adding no-take zones

Belize is set to nearly triple the size of marine protected areas where fishing is banned, greatly expanding a years-long effort to reverse the effects ......

Around the Region

Troop deployment announced to safeguard Colombian parks

Speaking in La Macarena, a town near one of Colombia’s most prized national parks, President Iván Duque announced last month that his government will deploy ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Region rues growing use of investor suits

When the Supreme Court of Guatemala in 2016 ordered the closure of the Progreso VII Derivada gold mine in the hills north of Guatemala City, ......

Q&A (Free Read)

Co-chair of alarming biodiversity study says onus is now on us

Argentine biologist Sandra Díaz is one of three co-chairs of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, a summary of which was presented on ......