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Category Archives: Latin America/Caribbean
Across Mexico every day, millions of meals served in homes and restaurants come with an extra, unseen ingredient — toxic lead. Want lead-free food? The Casa de Campo restaurant, housed in a 260 year-old building in Cuernavaca’s historic downtown in Morelos state, is … Continue reading
Renowned poet, novelist and environmental activist Homero Aridjis has long been an active and eloquent voice for Mexico. We are honored that he is speaking out in support of our recently-launched “Barro Aprobado” project to solve Mexico’s 500 year-old tradition of beautiful but deadly … Continue reading
Over 70% of the population of Mexico—an estimated 80 million Mexican men, women, and children—have blood lead levels above the WHO standard. The lead poisoning comes from their use of traditional Mexican pottery—the colorful plates, pots and other wares that you … Continue reading
It is a small but powerful tool. The handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescent) analyzer can identify toxic particles in soil in about 30 seconds, allowing remediation crews to quickly locate and determine the extent of any contamination, and potentially begin life-saving cleanup without … Continue reading
Filipino Miners in Bolivia Roadmap For Cleanup More Pilot Projects on the Way Blacksmith brought Filipino gold miners to Latin America in 2013 to test and teach the Benguet method, (sometimes known as the “borax method“) to artisanal miners in Bolivia. If successful, … Continue reading
A new report provides a roadmap that can be used to accelerate pollution cleanup in Latin America. With input from experts from seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay) and the U.S., the report examines environmental … Continue reading