Luciana Gallardo Lomeli

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Women Kicked Out Organized Crime in This Mexican Town

Members of the local police force, known as the Ronda Comunitaria, guard a checkpoint in the town of Cherán, Michoacán State, Mexico. The Ronda …

Cheran: The town that threw out police, politicians and gangsters

<b>In Mexico, organised crime reaches everywhere, even into the smallest village - except for one small town in the state of Michoacan. Led by local women, the people of Cheran rose up to defend their forest from armed loggers - and kicked out police and politicians at the same time.</b><p>The women met in …

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How a Mexican town cut illegal loggers down to size

The indigenous community of Cherán has taken back control of its forests and its future<p>Five years ago the people of Cherán decided to end the …

The Rebellion in Cherán, Mexico

Cherán, Mexico is a town in the western state of Michoacán, made up of about 16,000 indigenous Purepechan Mexicans. For years, a group of illegal loggers, protected by drug cartel gunmen, have ransacked the community and nearby forests. Municipal...<p>Cherán, Mexico is a town of 16,000 indigenous …

The Mexican Town That Threw Out Criminals, Politicians and Police

Five years ago, the people of Cherán, a small town in Mexico’s Michoacan state, made international headlines for taking up up arms against the …

Are Climate Bullies Afraid to Bet Me?

I, Mark Boslough, being of sound mind, do hereby challenge any individual or organization to a $25,000 bet that global warming is real and will continue. If the climatological average global land surface temperature goes up again in 2016, setting another new record, the party that accepts my …

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …

Mexico's wage crisis is so bad 'that it violates what’s stipulated in the Constitution'

At the end of 2014, Mexico's 16 billionaires were worth an average of nearly $9 billion.<p>That same year, the bottom 20% of Mexicans — nearly 25 million people — were worth an average of $80.<p>Economic hardship is widespread in Mexico, which is home to more than 120 million people, more than half of …

How plunging oil prices have created a volatile new force in the global economy

Oil,Energy industry,Shale oil,Fracking,Oil,US economy,Oil and gas companies,US news,Iran,Saudi Arabia,Energy<p>US hopes for energy independence through fracking are vulnerable to supply decisions made in Saudi Arabia and now Iran<p>He’d spent years touting his vision that America would one day dominate …

Let's stop treating our soil like dirt

July 20, 2015 — The United Nations’ International Year of Soils is hardly a media darling. Maybe it’s because many people are like me, who recall …

A Massive New Assessment Of Climate Change’s Economic Risks Is Ready For Business

A new venture aimed at building a sophisticated and sweeping assessment of the risks climate change poses to the American economy just announced its …

Thousands displaced in Indonesia as torrential rains batter capital

Over 30,000 people have been evacuated from Jakarta after flood waters in some districts reached three metres deep<p>Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate Indonesia’s capital city once again, as monsoon rains wreaked havoc on Jakarta over the weekend.<p>Floodwaters have reached three metres in some …

Mexico Reverses History And Allows Private Capital Into Lucrative Oil Industry

The Mexican Senate approved the most far-reaching oil reform in 75 years on Tuesday, opening up Mexico’s $95 billion-a-year oil industry to private capital. In a building ringed by thousands of security forces, the ruling PRI party and the opposition PAN voted to pass the politically controversial …

Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study reveals that wind farms are less costly than new coal-fired plants, and cost about the same, if not less, than new …

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