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Pact could be near to save tropical forests CANCUN, MEXICO - For years, policymakers and scientists alike have spoken of the need to save tropical forests as a way of curbing climate change. By week's end, U.N. negotiators may finally set the rules of the road for doing it.
Washington Post | Dec 8, 2010 03:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranian cash building bonds with Bolivia EL ALTO, BOLIVIA - Helen Limachi walked out of a gleaming new hospital in this wind-swept city satisfied with the care her 4-month-old son, Fabricio, had received for his ailing hip.
Washington Post | Dec 6, 2010 03:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cables released by WikiLeaks reveal U.S. concerns over South America The State Department wanted to know whether Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was on medication. American diplomats in Brazil, meanwhile, heard that Bolivia's indigenous president, Evo Morales, had a tumor.
Washington Post | Dec 3, 2010 12:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bolivia walks thin line as it struggles to battle coca production IN COROICO, BOLIVIA In this remote corner of the Andes, three hours from Bolivia's capital city, Adela Mamani Poma earns $5 a day growing one of the world's most controversial crops.
Washington Post | Nov 14, 2010 02:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rousseff is Brazil's first female president Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla turned button-down technocrat with expertise in everything from energy to high finance, comfortably won Brazil's presidency Sunday in a contest that demonstrated voter loyalty to the man who handpicked her for th
Washington Post | Nov 1, 2010 12:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ex-Argentine president Nestor Kirchner dies at 60 BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Nestor Kirchner, an Argentine power broker who as president from 2003 to 2007 helped guide his country out of a calamitous economic crisis, died Oct. 27 after an apparent heart attack.
Washington Post | Oct 28, 2010 02:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At 102, Brazil's foremost architect celebrates past achievements, looks to the future BRASILIA - Oscar Niemeyer, a towering figure in 20th-century architecture, is now 102, confined to a wheelchair, his vision faltering, his hand unsteady. It has been 50 years since his greatest accomplishment, designing the monumental buildings of a Brazi
Washington Post | Oct 18, 2010 02:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazilian scientists turning nation into an agro-power Once seen as a wasteland, Brazil's Cerrado - a wide savannah that covers nearly a quarter of the country - is now the motor of an agro-industry so potent that Brazil threatens to surpass the United States as breadbasket to the world.
Washington Post | Oct 17, 2010 01:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Government crackdown after mine collapse leaves other Chilean miners feeling left out in the cold IN TIERRA AMARILLA, CHILE Aminer for 45 years, Fernando Rivadeneira has a knack for reading the geological signposts that can lead to the mother lode, tons of high-priced copper here in northern Chile.
Washington Post | Oct 17, 2010 01:25 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In weeks before rescuers made contact, miners struggled with despair SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE - When the world came crashing down, Richard Villarroel thought he would be entombed forever, with little chance that rescuers would ever reach him in a dark chamber 2,050 feet under the Atacama Desert.
Washington Post | Oct 15, 2010 04:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend