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  • Wal-Mart Mexico to Promote “Green” Products / Wal-Mart de México promoverá productos “verdes”

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Walmart stores across Mexico and their suppliers* have launched for “Earth Month” (April 16 to May 3) an aggressive environmental awareness campaign in the press, radio and television promoting sustainable products and showing that purchasing them does not hurt the customers’ budgets.
    “At Wal-Mart de México we work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to encourage them to […]

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    Banco do Brasil Adopts Its Own Agenda 21

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    Photo: Valter Campanato/ Agência Brasil

    Synopsis in English: With much fanfare in the Brazilian media, Brazil’s oldest (founded 1808) bank and one of its largest and most profitable, Banco do Brasil (BB), announced on 30 May the launch of its very own “Agenda 21” (Agenda 21 is the name of the plan of action resulting from […]

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    Overview of Consumer NGOs in LAC

    Thursday, May 17th, 2007

    The Key Hub
    While not all consumer NGOs in LAC belong to Consumers International (CI) by any means, some of the region’s most active and influential ones do. CI’s Regional Office in Santiago de Chile was created in the 1980s in part to push for the adoption of consumer protection laws in LAC nations, in […]

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    Consumer Protection in LAC IV – Consumer NGOs in LAC

    Monday, April 23rd, 2007

    To make up for missing World Consumer Rights Day (March 15), I promised to give you a five-part overview of consumer protection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In Part I, I looked at how consumer agencies and consumer NGOs in the region celebrated the Day. In Part II-A I examined how […]

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    Organic Urban Gardens in Caracas

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    Organoponico Bolivar / Photo: BBC

    The BBC has a brief but quite interesting photo essay (tip of the hat to Brent Eubanks for alerting me to this) about an experiment in organic urban gardening underway in Caracas, Venezuela. One of President Hugo Chavez’s “social projects” is a 1.2 acre urban garden in the city center […]

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