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A Brazilian oil drilling platform. / Credit: Photo Stock
By Diego Cevallos

State Oil Companies with a Nationalist Boost
Several Latin American countries are reclaiming control of a precious natural resource: hydrocarbons. How are state-run oil companies -- many of them weak and politicized -- confronting the challenge?

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Marc Emery
By Stephen Leahy

U.S. in Pursuit of Canada's "Prince of Pot"
The United States is requesting extradition of Canadian Marc Emery, who sold marijuana seeds over the Internet for 11 years. "I am not a dealer, but a political activist in favor of legalization," Emery told Tierramérica.

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By Mario Osava

Environmentalists Challenge Garbage Burning
The "Usina Verde" project aims to help curb climate change through a different approach to waste management, but it could be a source of other contaminants.
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Aspartame controversy continues in Italy... Venezuelan NGO protects endangered parakeet... Youths on Amazon adventure... Honduran lawmakers block forestry law... No to pulp mill waste in the sea... Tighter controls sought over Brazil's chemical spills... Forest fire alert in Guatemala...

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