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  • Peru's Urubamba River flows north-west before coalescing with the lower Apurímac River to form the Ucayali River. Photo credit: Jorge Láscar via Flickr, Taken on January 6, 2009 (CC BY-ND 2.0) Why is govt of Peru stalling on promised Amazon natural reserve? The Sierra del Divisor region in the Peruvian Amazon was identified as a biodiversity conservation priority back in the early 1990s. More than 20 years later and Peruvians are still waiting - some...
  • Aerial view of Havana at sunset. Photo credit: Stefan Tariczky via Flickr, Taken on May 2, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0) The U.S.-Cuba Thaw: What Are the Next Steps? The reopening on Monday of the U.S. and Cuban embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana marks a major milestone after President Barack Obama last December announced his plans to normalize ties...
  • Aerial shot of the San Juan industrial area. Photo credit: Jose Zayas via Flickr, Taken on December 3, 2010 (CC BY-ND 2.0) How Puerto Rico could emerge from a default As Puerto Rico braces for a debt default on August 1 and is being dubbed as “America’s Greece,” it is also staring at a long list of all that went wrong over the last 40 years or more. Best known for...

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