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  1. Jimmy Carter, Carlos Slim Join to Fight River Blindness in Latin America

    14 Nov 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Outbreak News Today Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mexican businessman Carlos Slim announced Thursday a partnership to assist the regional initiative working with six countries in the Americas t ...

    Local Press Report - 11/14/2014 - 10:15

  2. Brazil Cancels Sale of Controversial Hydropower Plant

    18 Sep 2014- 10:33 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters Africa Brazil has canceled an auction to sell rights to build a hydroelectric dam on the Sao Luiz do Tapajos River in the lower Amazon Basin, a 30 billion real ($13 billion) project that has outrag ...

    Local Press Report - 09/18/2014 - 10:33

  3. More Than 400 Dams Planned for Amazon Basin

    7 May 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report LIMA The Guardian 412 hydroelectric dams will be built across the Amazon basin and its headwaters if current plans are fulfilled, it was announced on 25 April in Lima, potentially leading to the "end of free-fl ...

    Local Press Report - 05/07/2014 - 10:07

  4. Deforestation in Andes Causing Flooding Downriver

    16 Apr 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report RIO DE JANEIRO Inter Press Service Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon ra ...

    Local Press Report - 04/16/2014 - 10:04

  5. Brazilian Court Orders Redo of Environmental Assessments for Two Dams

    12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Reuters A court has ordered the operators of two new hydroelectric dams in western Brazil to redo their environmental impact studies on the suspicion they have caused extensive flooding in the area. The fe ...

    Local Press Report - 03/12/2014 - 10:08

  6. Severe Rains Cause Flooding in Bolivia, Peru

    7 Jan 2014- 10:18 by Local Press Report QUELLOUNO RT News Heavy rains slammed parts of Bolivia and Peru over the weekend, leaving two people dead and thousands of families affected by flooding, authorities said. Local media reports say at least 8,000 fami ...

    Local Press Report - 01/07/2014 - 10:18

  7. Illegal Gold Mining Exposing Peruvians to Mercury

    11 Sep 2013- 10:23 by Local Press Report LIMA The Guardian Indigenous children in Peru's south eastern Amazon, an area where tens of thousands of illegal gold miners operate, have unsafe mercury concentrations over three times the level of their non- ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2013 - 10:23

  8. Colombia to Ramp Up River Patrol Along Venezuela, Brazil Borders

    22 Jul 2013- 10:03 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Global Times Colombia on Sunday announced the creation of a naval force unit to step up military presence along the navigable border rivers with Brazil and Venezuela. President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday w ...

    Local Press Report - 07/22/2013 - 10:03

  9. Argentinean Nobel Laureate Condemns Supreme Court Decision Favoring Chevron

    12 Jun 2013- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Nobel Prize-winning human rights leader Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on June 10 condemned the decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to release the embargo on US oil giant Chevron. The embargo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/12/2013 - 09:55

  10. Ecuadorian Oil Spill Now Threatens Brazil

    10 Jun 2013- 10:20 by Local Press Report QUITO BBC News Brazil is "on alert" over an oil spill that originated in Ecuador and is travelling downstream towards the Brazilian Amazon. In a statement, the Brazilian foreign ministry said the navy and ...

    Local Press Report - 06/10/2013 - 10:20

  11. South American Rainforests Will Survive Global Warming

    4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report PANAMA CITY Mongabay Rainforests in South America have endured three previous extreme global warming events in the past, suggesting they will survive a projected 2-6 degree rise in temperatures over the coming centu ...

    Local Press Report - 06/04/2013 - 10:12

  12. Ecuadorian River Polluted With Oil Spill

    4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report QUITO AFP A Petroecuador pipeline ruptured in Ecuador's Amazon basin region, spilling 10,000 barrels of crude into a river and alarming locals left without fresh well water, authorities said Monday. "Crude ...

    Local Press Report - 06/04/2013 - 10:12

  13. Brazilian Police Shoot Protesters Opposed to Land, Hydropower Occupations

    3 Jun 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazilian police last week fired on a group of Terena Indians, killing one and wounding several others, while evicting them from ancestral territory that is currently being occupied by a ranch ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/03/2013 - 10:06

  14. Environmental Protesters Gather at Chevron’s Annual Meeting

    More than a hundred protesters gathered outside oil giant Chevron’s headquarters on May 29 to demonstrate against the company’s “environmentally destructive” practices.  Chevron was holding its annual meeting. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/30/2013 - 10:04

  15. Peru Closing Environmental Sanction Loophole


    Local Press Report - 05/09/2013 - 10:18