Pinochet and Videla

Argentina’s Bonfire of Memory

Pinochet and Videla
Guitar strumming and singing starts and stops with the passage of wine and steak. The gaiety of this party in Argentina is in contrast with the topic of conversation. Some of the partygoers are sons and daughters of dissidents persecuted in the dictatorship and they talk about disappearances and torture as if it all took place yesterday. The past keeps seeping into view, like the persistent smoke from the barbecue.


Government Experts and Activists Express Strong Concerns About Biofuels

An overwhelming majority of governments, including Norway, Sweden, Germany and Indonesia expressed serious concerns about the risks of large-scale production of biofuels to forests, ecosystems, indigenous peoples and local communities at a meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in Paris in early July [1].