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    UNEP/CARICOM: Drastic Climate Change Consequences for Insular Caribbean / PNUMA/CARICOM: drásticas consecuencias por cambio climático en el Caribe Insular

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Although this report (English only) was finished in October, it was formally unveiled at the global climate change talks in Poland in November, but did not get much media play because of all the other actions, initiatives, reports and declarations made in Poznan at the same time.  But it deserves much more attention and hopefully […]

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    Links between Excessive Alcohol and Partner Violence / Vínculos entre consumo excesivo de alcohol y violencia doméstica

    Friday, December 12th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Book Establishes New Links between Excessive Alcohol and Partner Violence
    A new Pan American Health Organization book provides evidence from 10 countries that excessive alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of intimate partner violence among men and women.
    Research results reported in the book published today, Unhappy Hours: Alcohol […]

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    Climate Change Country Profiles for 17 LAC Nations

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the School of Geography and Environment at Oxford University have generated country-level studies of climate observations and multi-model projections for 52 developing countries, 17 of them in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
    For each country there is a report that contains a set of maps and diagrams illustrating the […]

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    Diabetes: La OPS insta a luchar contra la obesidad y la malnutrición

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: 14 November was World Diabetes Day.  The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) used the occasion to renew its call on the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to step up the fight against obesity and malnutrition, with particular attention on infants and children.  The key is a healthier diet (less […]

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    OPS prevé aumento de 150% en casos de diabetes en las Américas / Diabetes cases may increase 150% in the Americas

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and the news coming out of the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body suggests that every country in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) should observe it seriously and soberly.  PAHO says that obesity and diabetes in the Americas is reaching […]

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    The Economics of Climate Change in the Caribbean / La economía del cambio climático en el Caribe

    Sunday, September 14th, 2008

    From the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN
    ECLAC study to review policy and provide country-by-country assessments of its impacts.
    A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for […]

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    Country Profiles of Environmental Burden of Disease for LAC

    Friday, August 3rd, 2007

    Several weeks ago the World Health Organization (WHO) released what it billed as "the first ever country-by-country analysis of the impact environmental factors have on health."  It phrased it that way ("country-by-country") because it released a more global analysis of the issue last year — in fact, that report was the subject of one of […]

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    Mesoamerican Front Against Climate Change / Frente Mesoamericano Contra el Cambio Climático

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The top environment authorities of Mexico and the countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama), meeting recently in Mexico City, have decided to form a special alliance on climate change that they call the Mesoamerican Common Front Against Climate Change. The Front will be overseen […]

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    IDB Solicits Proposals for “Regional Public Goods” to Fund / BID solicita para propuestas promover “bienes públicos regionales”

    Friday, July 27th, 2007

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has issued its call for proposals for its fourth round of funding what it calls “regional public goods.” Every year the IDB provides up to US$10 million to finance selected proposals to support collective solutions for common or cross-border challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that can […]

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    Protecting the Mesoamerican Reef

    Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

    Another one from the backlog queue! A few hurried notes to myself from the beginning of December, then lost in the holiday shuffle. But the recent posts on the WWF-Coca-Cola freshwater partnership and WWF’s agreements with agricultural producers in Honduras reminded me of this one still lurking in the queue. Hopefully better […]

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