The Amazon

Lima climate summit in shadow of state terror

Peru's government made much of its rainforest protection efforts at the Lima climate summit—but a new report names it as the fourth most dangerous country for ecology activists.

Central America

El Salvador: US tries to block seed program

The US is threatening to cut aid if the Salvadoran government insists on buying seeds from small producers instead of big companies linked to US agribusiness.

Southern Cone

Chile: farmer wins Monsanto seed case

"Don't eat things with transgenics; look for organics," a Chilean farmer advised consumers after winning a suit against Monsanto's Chilean seed distributor.