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By Ana Ruth Jerozolimski

Water Divides, But Can It Unite?

Israel is building a wall that has revived a long-time focus of the Middle East conflict: the use of water, a precious element for the peoples of the area. The main water sources will be on the other side of the wall, complain Palestinians.

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An Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtle depositing its eggs. Photo credit: Claudio Contreras
By Pilar Franco

A Black Week for Sea Turtles

The culinary traditions of Holy Week in predominantly Catholic Mexico are a threat to the survival of this millennia-old species. Some 35,000 sea turtles are reportedly killed to satisfy the seasonal demand.

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By Tierramérica Editor's Desk

A Crime Against the Culture of Humanity

The worst predictions about the consequences of the war on the immense cultural legacy that Iraq has possessed throughout more than 7,000 years of history have unfortunately proved correct.


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By Boutros Boutros-Ghali


"Is it still possible to reintegrate the world's hyper-power into a truly multilateral, multipolar arrangement? asks Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992-1996.


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The Tower of Babel evokes ancient Mesopotamia. Painting by P. Bruegel.)

In Mesopotamia, which means "land between rivers", the earliest human civilizations flourished. Thousands of years later, that territory is known as Iraq, a place where the echoes of war threaten the last vestiges of a millenniums-old history.

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Studying the effects of polluted river in Argentine capital... Wetlands, subject of international debate in Colombia... Conditions set for construction of Peruvian gas plant... Civil society to take part in Guatemalan environmental regulatory council... Festival for the preservation of the great green macaw in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
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