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Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary

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Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

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Colombia Creates New Marine and Coastal Area Benefitting Wildlife and Coastal Communities

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The Government of Colombia has recently established a new marine and coastal area for conservation and sustainable use in partnership with local communities in Tumaco, Colombia, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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Can Cyril Ramaphosa Save the ANC?

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Researchers Map the Illegal Use of Natural Resources in the Protected Brazilian Amazon

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New research published in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region’s protected area network.

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Penn Medicine Experts in Trauma, Mental Health, Mass Casualty, Bleeding Control, and Disaster Preparedness Available for Interviews Following Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

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Alcohol Use, ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES, Driving While Impaired, Latin America And The Caribbean, Emergency Department (ED), Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & , Injury patients, Alcohol Consumption, alcohol screening

Alcohol Increases Risk of Road-Traffic Injury in Latin America and the Caribbean

Road-traffic injuries (RTIs), which are often fatal, are regrettable consequences of modern transportation. According to the World Health Organization, low- and middle-income countries have road-traffic fatality rates that are double those of high-income countries. It is well established that drinking alcohol increases the risk of a traffic crash. This study examined the role that alcohol plays in the risk of RTIs in 10 countries located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo) Will Be The First Marine Protected Area in Tierra del Fuego

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet committed on September 9th to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego. The new “Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Protected Area Seno Almirantazgo” will safeguard rich marine wildlife and the area’s rich cultural heritage, while protecting artisanal fisheries and promoting sustainable tourism.

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Hardship in Brazil, South Africa strengthens China’s BRICS lead

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FARC, Colombia, South America, Guerilla group, Political transition, Politics, Bogota, Peace accord, Peace Process, Latin America

FARC Congress Brings Rebels to Politics, Strengthens Colombia’s Democracy

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Venezuela, Venezuelan conflict, Latin America, South America, Nicolas Maduro, International Politics, political conflict , National Constituent Assembly, Jennifer McCoy

Venezuelans Set to Enter an Even More Volatile Period Following Sunday's Vote, Former Chávez Conflict Mediator Says

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