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In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

How Cubans deal with the worst drought in a century

 04/10/2017 - 05:59
Two people filling containers with water at a neighbor's house, in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba on Apr. 3, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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Cuba is undergoing one of the worst droughts in over a century, which this year has principally struck the central regions of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus and Camaguey, where the critical state of the aquifers not only affects the population, but also agriculture, which has had to be shifted to dryland farming.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00am
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Two people filling containers with water at a neighbor's house, in the province of Ciego de Avila, Cuba on Apr. 3, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto

Colombian coffee inspires banana growers to reclaim land lost to violence

 03/21/2017 - 18:48
A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.
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The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region stigmatized by violence.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:45pm
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A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

Connecting Philly and Chile through trade

 12/03/2015 - 18:26
Photo: Martín Martínez/AL DÍA News

Thought it is lesser known, The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia has important role in the region’s economy, says Christina Lista, director of the organization.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 6:11pm
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Photo: Martín Martínez/AL DÍA News