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Expat Files – 05.21.17

#1- What expats need to know about air travel to and from Central and South America from the states #2- What about internal air travel using local Latin carriers? #3- Tips on Tips and Tipping: find out what’s proper and what’s not. How well-meaning gringos tend to dislocate and distort prevailing wage and social systems throughout Latin America to the …

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Kiana Herold – THE RIGHTS OF NATURE: INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHIES REFRAMING LAW

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon—the idea that nature itself can …

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Austin Bailey – 1,000,000,000 Birds – Just Gone

Graphic from the State of North American Birds report. The just released State of North America’s Birds report is grim reading.  Based on a comprehensive evaluation of species population size and trends, ranges and threat severity the assessment reaches a stark conclusion.  A billion birds have disappeared from North America since 1970, and a third of bird species across the continent are threatened …