June 2021

Peru

Green issues sidelined in Peru’s political scramble

Environmental issues did not figure high in Peru’s hard-fought presidential runoff in early June and could remain on the back burner when the new president ......

Region

Harris helps put environment on migration agenda

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico has helped put climate change and other environmental issues on the agenda in Central ......

Brazil

Brazilian fire prevention lax again despite drought

Hit by widespread, highly destructive woodland blazes during the last two dry seasons, Brazil is entering this year’s dry season having once again done little ......

El Salvador

New push in El Salvador for first broad water law

With little notice or public consultation, the government of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele this month proposed a broad water law as allied legislators vowed to ......

Chile

Environment on table in constitutional convention

Environmentalists played an active part in the popular uprising that shook Chile in October and November of 2019, when citizens nationwide denounced socioeconomic inequality. Today, ......

Around the Region

Ricardo Salles resigns as environment minister

Controversial from the start and under police investigation in the end, Ricardo Salles resigned this month as Brazil’s environment minister nearly two and a half ......

Centerpiece (Free Read)

Case builds for bigger Galápagos Reserve

Manolo Yépez has fished off Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands since he was 16, choosing the same livelihood as his father and grandfather before him. For a ......

Q&A (Free Read)

Goldman Prize goes to Bora leader who helped birth Yaguas Park

Liz Chicaje, a Bora indigenous leader in Peru, has won the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize for South and Central America in recognition of her role ......