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,
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
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
Juan Carlos Gómez 1445, Of. 102, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay.
Tel: 5982 9150572/ 916-4397. Fax: 5982 9163598
Avenida Cuauhtémoc No. 16, Oficina 403, Colonia Doctores,
CP06720, México DF, México. Tel: 5255 5782094/ 5255
5780417. Fax: 5255 5780099. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tierramérica's Editorial Board is made
up of Nobel laureates, former presidents, renowned writers, scientists,
indigenous leaders, musicians, athletes, and other notable international
> PATRICIO AYLWIN
- former president of Chile.
> MANUEL ARANGO - Mexican business
> KLAUS TOPFER - Executive Director
of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
> MIGUEL DE LA MADRID - former president
> ROBERTO FONTANARROSA - Argentine
> 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
> JORGE ILLUECA - former president
> 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
> JAVIER PÉREZ DE CUÉLLAR
- former United Nations Secretary-General.
> ELENA PONIATOWSKA - Mexican author.
> SILVIO RODRÍGUEZ - Cuban
> ROBERTO SAVIO - president emeritus
> MAURICE STRONG - president of the
> MARCOS TERENA - Yanomami indigenous
> RONALDO - Brazilian football player
and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against poverty.