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Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon
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Brazil
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Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - October 6, 2015

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil - A beat-up sign on the edge of this Amazon reserve warns strangers not to enter. For years, loggers ignored it and barreled…

‘Stop eating Nutella’ urges French environment minister
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Business
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‘Stop eating Nutella’ urges French environment minister

AFP - June 16, 2015

PARIS – France's environment minister, Segolene Royal, has rankled the company that makes Nutella by urging the public to stop eating its irresistible chocolate hazelnut spread, saying it contributes…

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surges 450 percent, says environmental group
Brazil
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Brazil
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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surges 450 percent, says environmental group

AFP - November 18, 2014

BRASÍLIA – Deforestation in Brazil's storied Amazon basin region skyrocketed more than 450 percent in October from a year earlier, a nongovernmental group warned Monday. The alarming loss was…

Costa Rica named among countries most successfully combating deforestation in new report
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica named among countries most successfully combating deforestation in new report

The Tico Times - June 6, 2014

Costa Rica can count itself among the world’s most effective tropical forest conservationists, according to a surprisingly upbeat report from the Union of Concerned Scientists on reductions…

Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report
Crime
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Crime
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Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report

The Tico Times - March 18, 2014

When unidentified helicopters appeared last year over Costa Rica's heavily forested southern Caribbean region of Talamanca, residents of the Bribrí indigenous community mobilized. On at least three occasions,…