Stories written by Diana Cariboni
Diana Cariboni has been the co-editor-in-chief of IPS since june 2013. Before that, she was IPS associate editor-in-chief for three years. She has also served as the regional editor of IPS Latin America since March 2003. Working together with the editor in chief, she is responsible for the content of the IPS World Service and overall journalistic production, particularly in Spanish. Since March 2007, she has served as editor of the award-winning Tierramérica, a weekly service about the environment and sustainable development published by more than 20 Latin American newspapers. She led the teams that reported from the Copenhagen and Cancun climate change negotiations in 2009 and 2010. Diana has trained dozens of journalists throughout Latin America and taught journalism in the ORT University school of media and communications, Uruguay. In 2007, she was co-awarded the AVINA scholarship for investigative journalism in sustainable development for the project The Unusual Wealth of the Chocó. She began her career as a journalist in 1992 working for various media outlets in Uruguay, such as El Observador and El País newspapers, and the Sarandí and Setiembre FM radio stations. Cariboni specialises in technology, science and public health. She also worked as a writer on international politics, economy and the environment for Third World Institute publications, a subsidiary of the Third World Network. She is married and the mother of five children. She was born in Argentina in 1962 and has lived in Uruguay since 1984. She joined IPS in 2001. | Twitter |

As Winds of Change Blow, South America Builds Its House with BRICS

While this week's BRICS summit might have been off the radar of Western powers, the leaders of its five member countries launched a financial system to rival Bretton Woods institutions and held an unprecedented meeting with the governments of South America.

Argentina Seeks to Ward Off “Paradoxical” Default

Argentina finds itself in a strange position since the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal Monday to take a case in which a small group of creditors is suing this country for full repayment: it is on the brink of default even though it is one of the countries in the world that has done the most to dig itself out of debt.

Rich Getting Richer as the Poor Crawl Slowly Out of Poverty

The very contemporary medieval novels of Welsh author Ken Follett transport readers to a time when the rich had everything - and the poor didn’t even own themselves.

Gabriel García Márquez, the Story-Teller of the Country of the War Without End

The first time I read Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was when I was proofreading the galleys of “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor”, which the Editorial Sudamericana was getting ready to reprint in Argentina.

Mandela, Pacifist or Rebel?

Perhaps it’s a false contradiction. But today there are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid, including armed rebellion, which landed him in prison.

Q&A: “We Are Building Sexual Citizenship”

Latin America and the Caribbean should play a central role in the construction of “sexual citizenship” - a concept that covers a series of population-related issues, rights and guarantees that this region helped build since the United Nations first emerged, says Brazilian expert Carmen Barroso.

Snowden Is No Trifling Matter

The suspicion that Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet was carrying Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who has become Washington´s public enemy number one, triggered an unprecedented international incident.

Mexico Reinvents Forced Disappearance

When people are forcibly disappeared in Mexico, it does not necessarily mean that the victims are immediately killed. In this country of entrenched violence, forced disappearance is also a method used to feed the markets for sexual exploitation and slave labour.

Maduro, Capriles and Wayward Democracy

When the left was in opposition in Latin America, it never tired of repeating that true democracy was not limited to electing governments at the ballot box. Democracy was also needed in the distribution of rights and riches.

Hydrologist Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vásquez, director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for Latin America and the Caribbean. Credit: Patricia da Camara – Courtesy of the World Bank

World Bank: Latin America Has the Green Antidote Within Reach

The natural resources of currently buoyant Latin America could be significantly depleted in less than a generation. Combined with the fact that this is the region with the greatest income inequality between the rich and the poor, the outlook might appear disastrous. But the warning, voiced by the World Bank, is not meant as cause for despair.

Venezuela’s chief negotiator Claudia Salerno. Credit: IISD

RIO+20: Developing Countries Accept Green Economy*

It’s not true that developing countries conditioned the inclusion of the green economy in the final document at Rio+20 on clearly defined provisions for financing, the head of the Venezuelan delegation, Claudia Salerno, told TerraViva.

Climate Summit Ends Without Solving Emissions Puzzle

Despite scientific evidence and continued weather disasters across the globe, climate change continues to be relegated to second tier among national and international priorities.

"Paradise also needs maintenance," states a sign outside a Cancún hotel, where sand is eroding away. Credit: Diana Cariboni/IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Summit Ends Without Solving Emissions Puzzle

"We are the coldest country in the world... so global warming is good for us. The warmer it is, the bigger the harvests... They talk about stopping deforestation of the tropical jungles to fight climate change, but we don't have tropical jungles."

Via Campesina march Credit: Diana Cariboni/IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Protesters Say “No” to Climate Market

The short-cuts that the United Nations system is offering companies to profit from strategies against global warming were the target of loud protests on the Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Via Campesina march at Cancún.  Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS

CLIMATE CHANGE: Straining Gnats and Swallowing Camels

What some people view as modest but real progress in the climate change talks, now in their second week in this southeastern Mexican resort city, others see as no more than smokescreens or "false solutions."

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