NotiSur - South American Political and Economic Affairs

Online news digest covering political, economic and social issues in South America. Published by the Latin American Data Base at the University of New Mexico.

Articles from January 19

Bolivia: President Evo Morales Begins Ambitious Land-Reform Project
At the beginning of 2007, Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his program to seize land deemed unproductive or fraudulently acquired from big owners and convert those lands into communally run farms for thousands of poor Bolivians. In August 2006,...
Brazil: Massive Forest Reserve Created in Para
Brazil became home to the world's largest forest reserve as the government placed almost 100,000 sq km in a designated reserve area in December. A swath of Amazon rain forest the size of Alabama came under government protection in December in a region...