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    Cleaning Up the Medellín River / Limpieza del río Medellín

    Friday, February 27th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Medellín will complete historic river clean-up with IDB financing $450 million loan will help turn Colombia’s second largest city into one of Latin America’s cleanest urban areas The City of Medellín will complete an ambitious program to rehabilitate a vital river and improve the quality of life of local […]

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    Gates Foundation to Fund Fight Against “Neglected” Diseases / Fundación Gates dona millones para combatir enfermedades “olvidadas”

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Gates Foundation Grant Will Boost Fight against “Neglected” Diseases New Funds Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Efforts to prevent, control and eliminate “forgotten” tropical and other infectious diseases in the Americas received a new stimulus with the announcement of a $34 million grant by […]

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    A New Sustainable Energy Program for the Caribbean / Un programa nuevo para energía sostenible en el Caribe

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB supports sustainable energy in the Caribbean Grants finance efforts to generate energy from waste, wind and sun; improve efficiency, and lower hotel energy costs Barbados, Bahamas and eventually other Caribbean countries will explore cutting-edge alternatives to lower their dependency on fossil fuels and improve their energy security with […]

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    Toward a Sustainable Energy Matrix for Peru? / ¿Hasta nueva matriz de energía sostenible en el Perú?

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    Because of their choice of headline (“IDB Support Creation of New Sustainable Energy Matrix in Peru”), most readers of the IDB’s press release on this loan might come away with the impression that the loan is mostly about the promotion of non-traditional renewable energy sources (wind power, small hydro, geothermal) and bioenergy. Read between the […]

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    World Bank Case for a Stronger LAC Commitment on Climate Change

    Sunday, January 25th, 2009

    Earlier this month the World Bank made a presentation to the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) preparing the draft Declaration of Commitment to be adopted by heads of state and government at the upcoming Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on why the Declaration should include stronger commitments by […]

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    New IDB Financing Facility for Sugar & Bioenergy / Nova Linha de Financiamento do BID para Açúcar e Bioenergia / Nueva facilidad de financiamento del BID para azúcar y bioenergía

    Friday, January 16th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB backs $150 million Regional Financing Facility for Sugar and Bioenergy Program will focus on northeastern Brazil, Mexico and Central America The Inter-American Development Bank will support the establishment of a $150 million facility to provide short-term trade financing and medium-term investment loans to sugar and bioenergy companies and […]

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    $14 mil. to Sustainably Manage the Caroni River Watershed / US$14 millones para un el manejo sostenible de la cuenca del río Caroní

    Thursday, January 1st, 2009

    Venezuela and the IDB have signed a $14 million loan for a program to sustainably manage the Caroní River watershed. Venezuela’s environment ministry will carry out the project, which will focus on strengthening institutions charged with managing the Caroní River watershed, protecting land rights and improving living conditions for local communities, including indigenous ones in […]

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    Fighting Neglected Diseases in LAC / La lucha contra enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas en ALC

    Sunday, December 28th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): PAHO, IDB and Sabin refine fight against neglected diseases in Latin America and Caribbean With more than 210 million poor people bearing the burden of neglected diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and partner agencies are […]

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    Improving Sanitation and Water Quality in Canelones / Mejorando saneamiento y calidad del agua en Canelones

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Uruguay to improve sanitation and water quality in coastal area IDB credit for up to US$80 million will finance sewer service expansion in Ciudad de la Costa and improve water quality in rivers, beaches Uruguay will seek to improve the quality of life of people in Ciudad de la […]

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    Combating Maternal/Infant Mortality/Malnutrition in Peru / Combatir mortalidad/desnutrición materno/infantil en Perú

    Thursday, December 11th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Peru tackles maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition with IDB loan Children under three in remote rural areas a priority Peru will redouble efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition in the poorest segments of society with a $15 million loan approved December 11 by the Inter-American […]

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