April 2021

Central America

Central American campaigns quiet on green issues

Efforts to advance environmental conservation and climate initiatives have lost ground in Central America, as in other parts of the world, since the Covid-19 pandemic ......

Venezuela (Free Read)

Pandemic does not deter nest-site ‘eco-guardians’

Conservationists on Venezuela’s Margarita Island have worked tirelessly since 1989 to protect the local population of yellow-shouldered parrots (Amazona barbadensis), a vulnerable species found in ......

Ecuador

Ecuador’s indigenous party gains legislative clout

Following his upset win in Ecuador’s presidential runoff on April 11, businessman Guillermo Lasso will have his hands full boosting economic activity while addressing the ......

Region

Central American poaching rises amid pandemic

Poaching and animal trafficking have been on the rise in Latin America as economies have struggled to recover from the pandemic and communities have turned ......

Cuba

Cuba to bolster mangroves for coastal protection

To counter flooding caused by sea-level rise and extreme weather events, Cuba is launching a US$44.3 million project to restore 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) of ......

Around the Region

Tourist taps social media to spark Bolivian cleanup

At a time when social media has been used all too often as a force for ill, a 25-year-old French tourist visiting Bolivia has provided ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Tren Maya project draws legal challenges

Well before taking office on Dec. 1, 2018, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made clear what his signature public-works initiative would be: a 1,500-kilometer ......

Q&A

Yucatán activist says tourist train isn’t the help her region needs

Sara López, an indigenous Mayan woman from Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, has been an environmental activist since the age of 14. Now in her 50s, she ......