January 2020

Region

Region begins 2020 facing big expectations gap

As cross-border environmental problems and related socioeconomic pressures deepen in Latin America, the year 2020 would seem an ideal time for countries in the region ......

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is eyed as a sawfish research venue

Over time and with little public notice, the sawfish has been disappearing in Latin America and around the world. Three of the five sawfish species—the largetooth ......

Mexico

Wary welcome for huge Mexican lithium project

Mexico has been swept up in the global quest for lithium, a key ingredient in electric-car batteries and energy-storage products, thanks to the discovery of ......

El Salvador

Bukele criticized for lack of green-policy action

In the campaign that propelled him to the presidency of El Salvador seven months ago, political outsider Nayib Bukele understandably focused immediately on his country’s ......

Peru

Amazon-region dredging plan put on hold in Peru

A controversial waterway project that calls for dredging four Amazonian rivers in Peru was suspended this month, but government officials say the plan remains on ......

Around the Region

Sentencings in 2016 murder of Honduran rights organizer

A Honduran court sentenced seven men to prison terms ranging from 30 to 50 years for their roles in the 2016 murder of environmental and ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Potash mine plan hits a nerve in Amazon

As Brazil’s right-wing government presses for mining in Amazon-region indigenous reserves, a years-long battle over plans for a huge potash mine near two such reserves ......

Q&A

Uruguayan entrepreneur helps B Corps take root in Latin America

Giselle Della Mea is the founder of 3vectores, a design studio in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her firm, which develops “sustainable branding” for businesses and nonprofits concerned ......