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Many consumers of energy have started to ask themselves if solar panels are worth the investment, and if they are able to save you money in the long term. Solar panel technology is relatively new in the consumer space and has started to see adoption increase in certain countries around the world. If you use a lot of energy, these...
The building of homes and other buildings has been carried out for centuries using the same traditional methods. In this method foundations are first laid, walls are built, roofs get added, and then any work needed in the interior is carried out. The materials used in these methods can greatly vary from stone, brick and mortar, wood, metal, mud, thatch...
If you haven’t heard of Regenerative medicine before, prepare to be astounded.  It is leading the charge in the field of regenerative medicine. Founded by Sir Martin Evans, Nobel Laureate, and Ajan Reginald, former Global Head of Emerging Technologies at Roche, as Cell Therapy Ltd (CTL) in 2009, the company rebranded in 2016.  Their aim? to research and uncover ways in...
The current situation in Venezuela – two of the country's most powerful men warring against each other- hasn't really had any closure. Apart from the fact that President Donald Trump came in with an attempt to settle the argument and acknowledging the claim of Juan Guaido, against those of Nicolas Maduro, who had been re-elected as the President of...
President Federico Franco announced on Wednesday that a military contingent was to be deployed to Concepción in Northern Paraguay following two separate attacks thought to be linked to the Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo (Paraguayan People’s Army- EPP) on Tuesday night. The EPP are a known terrorist group who are believed to have strong links with the FARC in Colombia. The two...
On 15 October 2012, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales promulgated one of the most radical environmental legislation in global history: the Law of Mother Earth. Matatea Changuy and Sophie Beier take a critical look at this very ambitious legal project. Developed by grassroots social groups and politicians, the Law of Mother Earth grants Nature comprehensive legal rights, including the rights to...
A measure of consumer food prices calculated by Argentina’s Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (National Insitute of Statistics and Census – Indec) was at the centre of a political row this week. The ‘Canasta Básica Alimentaria’ (Basic Food Basket – CBA) is generally interpreted as the minimum a person need spend on food per day to cover their basic...
Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Brazilians describing themselves as Catholics has dropped by 12.2%. This record fall brings the proportion of Catholics down to 65% – the lowest share since religious affiliations was first surveyed in 1872. In 2000, 74% of the population had classified themselves as Catholics. Over the same period, the number of Evangelical Christians increased...
This week, some 400 natives from the Ache tribe rallied at the headquarters of Paraguay’s Environmental Secretary (Secretaria del Ambiente – SEAM) to demand property rights over 4,600 hectares of land. Known as Finca 470 and located in the Caninindeyú region, this land ‘has belonged to throughout history’, claims Emiliano Mbejyvagui of the Ache people. He added that ‘for...