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Community gardens boost self-sufficiency in Argentina

08/31/2012 | Ana Bell

A national organic gardening scheme in Argentina has been a huge success, providing fresh fruit and vegetables to 3.3 million people across the country. With food prices rising around the globe, Ana Bell meets local gardeners in Buenos Aires to hear their stories of self-sufficiency.

Escaping São Paulo’s drug gangs

06/25/2012 | Ana Aranha

Marcos at the soccer field of the São Paulo neighborhood - Lilo Clareto | Panos London

Marcos Lopes tells his story of reform, from being the leader of a street gang to leaving that life and reaching out to help others like him.

Mexican law aims to halt journalist killings

05/09/2012 | Siobhan Warrington

TV journalist reporting from a crime scene. Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, and the epicentre of the war on drugs. In 2008, 2,000 people were murdered, an average of 5.5 murders a day - Teun Voeten | Panos Pictures

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Siobhan talks to Peace Brigades International about the new law to protect human rights defenders and journalists.

Looking back on Chile’s year of protests

05/03/2012 | João Paulo Charleaux

João Paulo Charleaux, who was based in Chile, followed the struggle of the Chilean students, covering their demonstrations, arrests, parties and endless rounds of negotiation with the government.

“I was filled with hope and ideas for new possibilities”

04/18/2012 | Ana Aranha

Ana Aranha speaks with other journalists from the Linking Southern Journalists project when visiting Panos London - David Dahmen | Panos London

“One could say it was a reaction typical from a journalist, but it took me a long time to believe the trip was true. I thought that being invited to meet editors from European newspapers – with all expenses paid – was just too good to be true.”

Linking Southern Journalists: Ana’s reflections

04/16/2012 | Panos London

Ana Aranha (left) visits the office of El Mundo, who published several of her articles through Panos' Linking Southern Journalists project - Tia Jeewa | Panos London

Ana Aranha works as a freelance journalist and for the investigative journalism agency Publica, set up by former Panos London intern and journalist Natalia Viana. She joined the Linking Southern Journalists project in 2011, and spoke to Kate Ixer about her participation in the project.

Mighty agro-lobby threatens reforestation of Amazon

04/02/2012 | Lorenzo Morales

The most dramatic way to see the extent of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is from the air - Eduardo Martino | Panos Pictures

Brazil has dramatically slowed down the rate of Amazon deforestation in the past six years. But restoring the swathes of rainforest is another huge challenge – and one that is meeting powerful political opposition.

Killings in the Amazon: “I am alone in this war”

02/22/2012 | Ana Aranha

Threatened Actvist - Nilcilene Miguel de Lima, a small farmer threatened to death. She is a local forest-activist in Lábrea, south of the State of Amazonas, Brazil - Lilo Clareto | Panos London

The Brazilian government claims destruction of the Amazon has fallen to its lowest level in 23 years. But environmental activists continue to be threatened and killed by loggers. Ana Aranha met one woman forced into hiding by assassins.

Haitian immigrants struggle for a better life in Brazil

02/20/2012 | Ana Aranha

Panos London - 2011/04/07 - Manaus, Brazil - Haitians - Many Haitians are moving to Brazil to escape the destruction caused by the earthquake in their country.They come looking for work opportunities and want to establish residence. They are coming in groups, arriving in Manaus, state of Amazonas, Brazil, after months of travel, facing the difficulties of the resumption in a new country.

This month the Brazilian government announced it would provide aid to two northwest states where over 4,000 Haitians have moved after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Ana Aranha met the people hoping to rebuild their lives.

Q&A with Argentina’s delegates at COP17

12/09/2011 | María Gabriela Ensinck

The Upsala Glacier, which forms part of Southern Patagonian Ice Field of Argentina and Chile - Dermot Tatlow | Panos Pictures

Argentinian journalist María Gabriela Ensinck puts some questions to delegates from her country on the final day of COP17 in Durban.

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