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24 October 2013

Dolphins slaughtered off Peru’s shores, leukemia therapy in Brazil and tree species in the Amazon.

PERU

Activists videotape the slaughter of dolphins off the coast of Peru. t.co/GRXDLE7mrw

Dolphins in Peru are being slaughtered as shark bait. Credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr.

Corruption in Peru Aids Cutting of Rain Forest here.

ARGENTINA

AP finds deadly consequences of pesticide use in rural Argentina, dangerously close to schools here.

BRAZIL

Researchers in São Paulo develop nanoparticles to detect leukemia here.

A fire in Brazil’s largest port burns 180,000 tons of sugar, sends prices up here.

Researchers estimate 16,000 tree species in the Amazon with half of all trees belonging to just 227 species here.

MEXICO

Why Struggles to Make Science Pay Off by @erikvance here.

“It may soon cost more to get fat in .” http://lat.ms/1ezAUyb 

The bacterium from patients in has 95% similarity with the one currently circulating in Haiti, Dominican Rep and Cuba, says the @WHO

COLOMBIA

Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22689-colombian-farmers-risk-death-to-reclaim-lost-land …