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The Okotest group charges that the World Cup mascot, Goleo, is made using a toxic chemical.
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By Julio Godoy

Green Goals for World Cup Nets
The soccer World Cup, being contested this month in Germany, aims to leave behind an ecological legacy. But just one of the 12 stadiums hosting the games comply with all of the environmental standards, say activists.

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Sonora Desert
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By Diego Cevallos

Yes, Deserts Can Be Productive
Production of solar energy in Chile's Atacama desert and ecotourism in Salta, Argentina, are successful cases of sustainable use of arid lands in Latin America.

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By José Luis Alcázar

In Search of the Toromona
A new expedition will attempt to confirm the existence of an indigenous group isolated deep in the Bolivian jungle. No scientist has ever seen the Toromona.

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In this section, Tierramérica shares letters from our readers. If you'd like to send us your comments, please write to: cartas@tierramerica.org.

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Father Tamayo
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New threats against Catholic priest in Honduras... Brazilian zoos preserve threatened species... Award for wood-burning stoves designed in Mexico... Argentines with uranium poisoning await justice... 20 years for Colombia's Green College... Mango crops promoted in Guatemala...

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