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  1. Bolsonaro Blames Indigenous People For Catastrophic Amazon Fires

    24 Sep 2020- 07:57 by Local Press Report BRASILIA NBC News Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations on Tuesday that Indigenous people in the Amazon were to blame for fires in the rainforest this year and attacked the media for spreading p ...

    Local Press Report - 09/24/2020 - 07:57

  2. Improving Water Security For Sustainable Growth In Colombia

    9 Sep 2020- 07:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia “Without substantial investments in new and existing water infrastructure and an overhaul of the current institutional framework, the huge potential of Colombia’s water capital will continue to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/09/2020 - 07:22

  3. Latin American Countries Cooperate In Innovative Plan To Tackle Climate Change In Arid Regions

    2 Sep 2020- 07:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A new project was launched in August to enable people in the semiarid regions of Latin America to work together to share knowledge, address the climate crisis, and find more sustainable and ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:23

  4. Colombia: Water Scarcity Threatens Hydropower Capacity

    31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed ...

    Local Press Report - 09/02/2020 - 15:49

  5. UN Rapporteur Criticises Chile Over Human Rights To Water And Health

    24 Aug 2020- 23:49 by Staff- Water Diplomat Santiago, Chile A strongly worded statement from the UN has requested the Chilean government to “clarify” its choice to place economic development ahead of human rights, identifying controversial agriculture and ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:23

  6. Release From Dams Allows Shipping Of Paraguayan Grains

    13 Aug 2020- 04:37 by Local Press Report ASUNCION Successful Farming More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2020 - 06:31

  7. Three Indigenous Peruvians Killed In Amazon Basin Oil Company Protest

    11 Aug 2020- 09:16 by Local Press Report LIMA Explica Three indigenous people died Sunday after clashes with police while protesting in front of an oil lot run by a Canadian company, Peruvian authorities said. The Interior Ministry indicated that during t ...

    Local Press Report - 08/11/2020 - 09:30

  8. Giant Chile Copper Mine Charged With Water Misuse

    5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, des ...

    Staff - Water D... - 09/03/2020 - 13:40

  9. Lithium Production Threat To Fragile Atacama Flats

    29 Jul 2020- 12:41 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Reuters A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chile’s lithium-rich Sala ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2020 - 12:51

  10. Brazil Kicks-Off Contentious Water Privatisation Scheme

    29 Jul 2020- 12:44 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Global Finance Magazine With the Senate’s approval in June of the Water and Sanitation Framework Bill, Brazil kicked off a massive bidding process for the concession to run these services this and the comi ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2020 - 17:35

  11. Bolsonaro Vetoes Provisions Of Legislation To Aid Indigenous Communities

    14 Jul 2020- 10:32 by Local Press Report BRASILIA MercoPress Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants, and a guarantee of hospital beds to ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:50

  12. Fitch's View Of New Brazil Water Regulatory Framework

    29 Jun 2020- 12:14 by Local Press Report SAO PAULO Fitch Ratings The approval of the new regulatory framework for the basic sanitation sector in Brazil poses challenges for companies in the sector, but should not pressure their ratings in the short term, ...

    Local Press Report - 06/30/2020 - 11:15

  13. Coping With Venezuela's Chronic Water Shortage

    29 Jun 2020- 12:10 by Local Press Report CARACAS Yahoo News Venezuela's water crisis is nothing new, but it's started driving residents to extraordinary measures. Critics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years ...

    Local Press Report - 06/29/2020 - 12:10

  14. Brazil: Another Step Towards Water Privatization

    25 Jun 2020- 11:29 by Local Press Report BRASILIA Terra Daily Brazil's Senate passed a bill Wednesday paving the way to privatize state-owned water and sanitation companies and attract more private investment to the badly languishing sector. The bill ...

    Local Press Report - 06/25/2020 - 11:29

  15. Human Rights Violations, Water Contamination Alleged At Colombia Mine

    25 Jun 2020- 06:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat LA GUIJIRA, Colombia The indigenous Wayuu communities of Colombia have launched an urgent appeal for the UN Human Rights Council to intervene in an alleged human rights crisis caused by operations of the Cerrejo ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:33

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