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I Eat Green – Guest: Rene Rodriguez Carazas – 07.20.17

Chef Rene Rodriguez is the owner and chef of Tawa Restaurant located in the heart of the Sacred Valley in Peru. It is a small, family operated, intimate restaurant, specializing in local, Peruvian cuisine, using organic ingredients with many vegetarian and gluten free options. Chef Rene has cooked in some of the finest restaurants in Lima, before deciding to open his own restaurant in …

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Expat Files – 07.07.17

  #1- Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini- all infamous and despicable names from the past, right? Well not necessarily for citizens of South America. Those names and faces don’t always carry the negative images as we might expect. In fact some actually name their kids after these guys. Why? In part because Argentina’s Eva Peron and her husband Juan (presidents from 1946 …

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Expat Files – 06.16.17

#1- A zero cost “secret stash” security tip for people traveling in and around Latin America(or anywhere for that matter) #2 Oh for the good old days when “Cash was King”. Have you heard cash is on the way out and will soon be dead in the first world? It’s now being phased out in certain sheeple infested European countries …

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Leid Stories—Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Deeply Rooted in Imperialism—05.17.17

A federal court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today will consider the views of the island’s government, lawmakers and creditors on developing bankruptcy-like plans to deal with a $72-billion debt load and to cover a looming $50-billion shortfall in pension obligations. The hearing, coming more than two years after Puerto Rico’s debt alarm was sounded, won’t finalize anything; rather, it …

Area deforested through forest fires in Itaituba, Pará state. In August 2016, Greenpeace flew over the Amazon to search for and register forest fires spots. This year's forest fire season is already being considered one of the worst ever.
Área desmatada por queimadas em Itaituba, Pará. Em agosto de 2016, o Greenpeace sobrevoou a Amazônia para localizar e registrar focos de queimadas e incêndios florestais. A temporada de queimadas deste ano já é considerada como uma das piores da história.

Anna Sophie Gross – Amazon deforestation rises as government moves to weaken Indigenous protections

The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress on climate and environment. The move to strip the country’s National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) of its power on Indigenous land matters comes after the country saw a 30% rise in deforestation of tropical rainforests. Brazil’s justice …

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Alejandro Aravena – Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad

This week in Quito as many as 45,000 people have gathered for Habitat III, the global UN summit which, every 20 years, resets the world’s urban agenda. Why should we care? Well, to start with, in the next 20 years, we will witness more than two billion more people moving to cities. Depending on what we do to accommodate them, …