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Tierramérica is a specialized information service on environment and development, produced by the international news agency, IPS (Inter Press Service).
The multimedia presence of Tierramérica includes a weekly page published in a network of 20 newspapers and selected news broadcast by 400 radio stations in 10 countries throughout Latin America. Tierramérica news, reports and interviews are published weekly on its website,, in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Tierramérica serves as a space for debate, drawing a wide range of social actors from Latin America and the world. Its editorial board includes Carlos Fuentes, José Roberto Marinho, Rigoberta Menchú, Maurice Strong, Elena Poniatowska and César Gaviria, among other personalities.

The project is sponsored by the United Nations through the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and has the support of the Forum of Environment Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The history of Tierramérica began in 1995. In its first phase the project produced a bi-monthly supplement distributed by 12 newspapers in 11 countries, achieving a circulation of one million. With its attractive design, Tierramérica received the award for excellence of The Society of Newspaper Design in 1996.

Since 2000, the weekly print edition of Tierramérica is published in newspapers and magazines in Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Tierramérica Administrative Board includes the UNEP and UNDP regional directors for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Tierramérica's general and technology headquarters are located in Uruguay, while editorial coordination is based in Mexico, with Internet, radio and Portuguese edition based in Chile, Venezuela and Brazil, respectively.

General and technology coordination:
IPS-Uruguay -
Juan Carlos Gómez 1445, Of. 102, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay.
Tel: 5982 9150572/ 916-4397. Fax: 5982 9163598

Editorial coordination:
IPS-México -
Avenida Cuauhtémoc No. 16, Oficina 403, Colonia Doctores, CP06720, México DF, México. Tel: 5255 5782094/ 5255 5780417. Fax: 5255 5780099. Email:


Tierramérica's Editorial Board is made up of Nobel laureates, former presidents, renowned writers, scientists, indigenous leaders, musicians, athletes, and other notable international personalities:

> PATRICIO AYLWIN - former president of Chile.
> MANUEL ARANGO - Mexican business executive.
> KLAUS TOPFER - Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
> MIGUEL DE LA MADRID - former president of Mexico.
> ROBERTO FONTANARROSA - Argentine cartoonist.
> CARLOS FUENTES - Mexican author.
> YOLANDA KAKABADSE - president of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
> EDUARDO GALEANO - Uruguayan author.
> CÉSAR GAVIRIA OAS Secretary-General.
> MARK MALLOCH BROWN - Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
> OSVALDO HURTADO - former president of Ecuador
> JORGE ILLUECA - former president of Panama
> JOSÉ ROBERTO MARINHO - director of Globo Television (Brazil)
> MARGARITA MARINO DE BOTERO - president of Colegio Verde (Colombia)
> HUMBERTO MATURANA - Chilean scientist.
> MANFRED MAX NEEF - winner of alternative Nobel for Economy.
> RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ - Nobel Peace laureate.
> JAVIER PÉREZ DE CUÉLLAR - former United Nations Secretary-General.
> ELENA PONIATOWSKA - Mexican author.
> SILVIO RODRÍGUEZ - Cuban singer-songwriter.
> ROBERTO SAVIO - president emeritus of IPS.
> MAURICE STRONG - president of the Earth Council.
> MARCOS TERENA - Yanomami indigenous leader.
> RONALDO - Brazilian football player and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty.



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