IPS Inter Press Service en Cuba

Jueves, 21 de Agosto de 2014
Reports
  • Diego Arguedas Ortiz
  • 21 de Abril de 2014
Since 2000, the Quebrada Grande de Pital Women's Association,has reforested the land nd engaged in initiatives in rural tourism and organic agriculture.

PITAL, Costa Rica , Apr 2 2014 (IPS) - Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.

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The old dilemma of leaving everything behind for safety reasons has reemerged with the new zoning regulations being implemented in Cuba for residential or commercial areas or protected zones, such as the coastline.

HAVANA, Mar 25 2014 (IPS) - The road to Guanímar, a fishing village on the southern coast of Cuba, is as narrow as the future of its 252 inhabitants, who don't want to abandon the area despite its vulnerability to hurricanes, storm surges and flooding.

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The sand dunes act as natural protective barriers that keep the wind or waves from smashing into the town during storms.

SANTA ROSA DE AGUÁN, Honduras , Mar 26 2014 (IPS) - At the mouth of the Aguán river on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, a Garífuna community living in a natural paradise that was devastated 15 years ago by Hurricane Mitch has set an example of adaptation to climate change.

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Tobacco is Cuba's third export, after nickel and medical products.

SAN JUAN Y MARTÍNEZ, Cuba, Mar 6 2014 (IPS) - Near the close of the harvest , local people in the Cuban municipality of San Juan y Martínez, which boasts the finest tobacco plantations in the world, are seeing their hopes of a plentiful season dashed by unexpected winter rains.

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  • Diego Arguedas Ortiz
  • 10 de Marzo de 2014
The 2014 agricultural census may show a worsening of the situation in this Central American country of 4.4 million people.

ALVARADO, Costa Rica, Mar 4 2014 (IPS) - José Alberto Chacón traverses the winding path across his small farm on the slopes of the Irazú volcano, in Costa Rica, which meanders because he has designed it to prevent rain from washing away nutrients from the soil.

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