Environmental Activists and the Escazú Agreement

2020 is proving to be an extremely deadly year for environmental activists in Latin America. Between January and April, those murdered include 2 employees at a butterfly reserve in Michoacan, Mexico; six members of the Mayangna community in Nicaragua; a…

Gender Based Quarantine in Panamá

On April 1, 2020, Panama inaugurated a new protocol to limit the spread of COVID-19: a gender curfew. Under this practice, women can only leave their homes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while men can leave on Tuesday, Thursday, and…

Bogotá’s First Metro Line

In 2018, Bogotá witnessed about 6,556 traffic-related deaths. High levels of risky road use behaviors by pedestrians and drivers and inadequate infrastructure for the safe mobility of pedestrians remain contributing factors to traffic violence.   In order to curb traffic…

Colombia: A Budding Chance for Sustainability

As the country with the most environmental challenges in Latin America, Colombia’s sustainability efforts are a direct response to increasing levels of contamination, particularly in Bogotá. According to the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies, Bogotá’s air pollution stems…

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