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Environment
Extractive industries can bring benefits for the region. But governance of the sector must continue to improve.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to roll-back environmental regulations reverse years of innovative policymaking in Brazil.
The Goldman Prize was just awarded to Alberto Curamil, a jailed Chilean environmental activist, shining a spotlight on Chile’s policies in the Araucanía.
Chinese companies gained a reputation in Latin America when it comes to the environment. Cleaning it up will take more than solar panels.
Brazil’s former Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira spoke to AQ about the new government’s green imperatives.
Colombia is among the world's most dangerous countries for land and environmental activists. A recent court ruling may help diffuse tensions.
An interview with Manuel Pulgar Vidal on the region's role at this week's UN climate talks.

Months-long protests against a copper mining project in Peru’s Arequipa region continued yesterday in the city of Mollendo, as close to 150 mourners joined the funeral procession of Victoriano Huayna Mina.

Participating in the fifth-annual Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on July 14th, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala asked that European countries sanction European-based mining companies that commit labor abuses in Peru. Humala’s comments come after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the two countries’ bilateral relationship.

The Conference of Montreal’s theme this year focused on dealing with what organizers call the “next era of growth.” With the Great Recession behind us, there remain concerns about whether the right conditions exist for sustained global growth. It is clear that the financial crisis of 2008-2009 left its scars, and growth patterns remain inconsistent in both developed and emerging economies.

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