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50 million Latin Americans lack access to potable water.
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By Diego Cevallos

Kids Pay Dearly for Lack of Clean Water
Diarrhea, caused by contaminated drinking water, kills more children in Latin America and the Caribbean than tuberculosis or HIV/AIDS, warns the United Nations. Millions of children -- children of the indigenous and black communities in particular -- are at risk.
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Residents protest agro-chemical spraying that reaches urbanized areas.
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By Marcela Valente

Residents Say "Stop the Spraying!"
A campaign is launched in Argentina against herbicides used on genetically modified soybean crops, the country's main export.



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