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 |

MEDIA-LATIN AMERICA: Bringing Millennium Goals to Life

"Daniel San Juan Tolentino dug his own grave. A pile of earth fell on him and buried him." So begins the article on child labourers in Mexico that won first prize in the "Latin America and the Millennium Development Goals" Journalism Awards, organised by IPS and UNDP.

MEDIA-LATIN AMERICA: Easy to See the Speck in the Other’s Eye

People have been collectively tearing their hair out all over Latin America because of the Venezuelan government's decision not to renew the broadcasting licence of that country's most popular television station, RCTV.

DEVELOPMENT: Global Campaign Calls for Tackling the Roots of Poverty

The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) made a commitment in Uruguay Saturday to extend their campaign until 2015, and to emphasise the structural causes that determine that over one billion people in the world are living in extreme poverty.

CHALLENGES 2006-2007: Narcos Doing Brisk Business in Latin America

Coca continues to flourish in the Andean region, with production reduced somewhat in one country while increasing in another. Meanwhile, the drug business is no longer concentrated in just a few hands in Latin America, drug routes, players and products have diversified, and there is no sign that efforts to combat the phenomenon are enjoying any long-term success.

DRUGS-BOLIVIA: The Friendly Fight

Bolivia's anti-narcotics police have changed tactics under President Evo Morales. Instead of forcibly eradicating coca crops, they now bring vaccines and primary health care to the people of the Yungas region, in exchange for information and assistance that leads to the detection of drug labs and trafficking activity.

BOLIVIA: Coca, Poverty and Hope

Just about any crop can be grown in the heart of Bolivia's fertile Yungas region, say local farmers. But only coca has prospered. And although it is the only crop that brings anything close to a living income, local campesinos are still steeped in poverty.

POLITICS-BOLIVIA: Gas Could Be Next Target of Opposition Boycott

The most important challenge faced by the Bolivian government of Evo Morales, to carry out a successful process of nationalisation of the country's energy resources, could be blocked in the Senate if the opposition and the governing party fail to find a way to negotiate their differences.

IBERO-AMERICA: Summit Makes No Commitment to Legal Status for Migrants

The final statement of the 16th Ibero-American summit, signed this weekend, includes no commitment to regularising the status of undocumented migrant workers.
At odds in the negotiations were the European approach, which seeks involvement by the countries of origin in controlling the flow of people, and the Latin American stance, which puts an accent on the human rights of migrants.

IBERO-AMERICA: Summit Makes No Commitment to Legal Status for Migrants

The final statement signed by the leaders meeting this weekend in the 16th Ibero-American summit, the "Montevideo Commitment", includes no commitment to regularising the status of undocumented migrant workers.

LATIN AMERICA: Reducing ‘Collateral Damages’ of Migration Policies

In countries like Mexico and Colombia, the power of the drug cartels has paralysed the state’s capacity to combat other transnational crimes like human trafficking, said an expert from Ecuador.

RIGHTS-URUGUAY: Uncovering the Truth, Three Decades On

Juan María Bordaberry attained a certain notoriety outside of Uruguay's borders when he transformed himself from democratically elected president to dictator in June 1973, dissolving Congress, outlawing political parties and civil society organisations, and suspending civil liberties in a coup d'etat in which he joined forces with the military.

LATIN AMERICA: Jewish Communities Ratchet Up Complaints of Anti-Semitism

Every time armed conflict flares up in the Middle East, Israeli embassies and Jewish communities around the world step up their efforts in defence of the Israeli cause, regularly accusing the press, or governments that criticise Israel's foreign policy, of anti-Semitism.

COLOMBIA: New Breed of Paramilitaries Infiltrate Urban ‘Refuges’

Legend has it that Ciudad Bolívar, a poor neighbourhood strung along the hills on the south side of the Colombian capital, is so called because independence hero Simón Bolívar briefly took refuge in the area after narrowly escaping an assassination attempt in 1828. Today, it is riddled with the concrete failure of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe's push for paramilitary demobilisation.

URUGUAY: First Arrests of Human Rights Violators, After 20 Years

For the first time since the restoration of democracy in Uruguay, agents of the 1973-1985 dictatorship have been arrested for human rights abuses.

URUGUAY: New Report May Show Way Ahead in Paper Mill Dispute

A report from an unexpected quarter, the World Bank, has set forth a number of recommendations to mitigate the environmental impact of two paper pulp factories being built in Uruguay on a river that separates the country from Argentina.

ARGENTINA-URUGUAY: Quiet Diplomatic Talks on Pulp Mills Hit New Hurdle

The dialogue between Uruguay and Argentina aimed at finding a solution to the ongoing crisis over two paper pulp factories on the Uruguayan side of a border river has run up against a new hurdle, despite what looked like promising advances.

AGRICULTURE-LATIN AMERICA: Transgenic Crops Make Their Mark

Genetically modified organisms are leaving an indelible mark on several Latin American countries, regardless of the standards for their use and the attempts to adopt an international regime governing their production and transportation.

URUGUAY-ARGENTINA: Pulp Frictions Threaten Integration

The Mercosur trade bloc and South American integration are being put to the test by the growing frictions between Uruguay and Argentina over the construction of two pulp mills on the Uruguayan side of a river dividing the two nations.

SOUTH AMERICA: Mercosur – Overly Ambitious?

Many of the hurdles facing South America's Mercosur trade bloc in its attempts to deepen the integration process have to do with the gap between its ambitious aims and the institutions and other instruments that have been put in place to achieve those goals.

MEDIA: Poverty Missing from the News Agenda

How can problems like poverty, education, health, the environment and gender equality make it to the front pages of newspapers or onto radio and TV newscasts?

AMERICAS: Integration Remains an Elusive Concept

If the fourth Summit of the Americas left anything clear, it is the difficulty of reaching agreement on a concept of integration in the region.

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