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North America

Reports, articles and notes which are taken from our newsletter covering this part of the world.

27 August 2018
Brazil, North America, South America

The Belo Monte dispute

The Belo Monte dam, built in the planet’s most important ecosystem, the Amazon, is world’s third largest construction of this kind. Located on the river in state of Pará (northern Brazil), the dam has contributed to the destruction of 500 square kilometers of forest and farmland. For the indigenous people it meant losing water, food, […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
16 August 2018
North America, South America, Venezuela

U.A.Vs. carrying explosive charges attacked the President of Venezuela

A week ago a drone attack caused panic during a military ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan President, claims, he was the aim of the attack. Seven soldiers were injured. According to the Venezuelan government, the President of Colombia is the one to blame.
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 August 2018
Colombia, North America, South America

Venezuelans with right of residence in Colombia

Legal situation of more than 432,000 Venezuelans in will soon be regulated. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, has signed a decree granting them the right of residence. In total, in Colombia there are currently over 870,000 emigrants from . It is also estimated that this number will exceed one million in the coming months.
Honorata Zapaśnik
1 August 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexicans discriminate the poorer

70% of Mexico’s population have been discriminated against. According to the National Council for Preventing Discrimination, this problem most often affects the Indians and dark-skinned people. However, almost one-third of the victims are white and well-off. Discrimination is thus not the domain of the rich – it is practised by everyone who feels superior to […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
23 July 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The largest aquarium in the world

The Sea of Cortéz formed about 5 million years ago and it is one of the most diverse seas on the planet. “There are over 900 species of fish and 2000 different invertebrates living here,” says Daniel Ortega, a tour operator. A lot of people want to make some money there.
Honorata Zapaśnik
16 July 2018
Colombia, North America, South America

Amazon jungle under threat

Illegal logging has already destroyed 17% of the Amazon rainforest in . Researchers believe that if deforestation is not stopped, this unique ecosystem could soon be destroyed and turn into a vast savannah.
Honorata Zapaśnik
9 July 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexicans voted in favour of a transformation

For the first time in Mexico’s history, a left-wing candidate was elected president. The 64-year-old got 53% of the 29 million votes cast. At the same time, his coalition “We will create history together” won a majority in Congress. The new parity government will be composed of eight women and eight men. “It will be […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
2 July 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexico is going wild

Wednesday, 9 am. The streets are usually empty at this time of the day. You can hear children shouting at a school nearby – Mé-xi-co! Me-xi-co! Workers have left their machines at the construction, and now they stand in front of the restaurant, where they can watch the football match between Mexico and Sweden. Pharmacists […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
13 June 2018
Colombia, North America, South America

Escobar’s associate, “Popeye” detained

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez ‘Popeye’, the head of a group of Medellín cartel killers, was arrested by the Colombian police on charges of plotting and extortion. The United States admitted that it has helped with running the investigation on him.
Honorata Zapaśnik
8 June 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Diego Rivera: Art without politics does not make sense

In many countries, Diego Rivera is known as the husband of the famous Mexican painter . The couple was described as “The Elephant and the Dove”. However, the truth is she was living in his shadow, a famous muralist whose works can be admire both at the National Palace in Mexico City and at the […]
Honorata Zapaśnik