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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:59am
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Black Women from Latin America Get Ready to Face Challenges Ahead

 07/26/2017 - 06:31
Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) Southern Cone coordinator Vicenta Camusso speaks during a press conference held on July 25, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the organization's 25th anniversary. EFE/Federico Anfitti

The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:18am
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EFE

Mexico, Sweet Mexico

 07/19/2017 - 03:11
Mexican candies, as seen in this photo of July 12, 2017, are not only a regional and national gastronomic tradition, since their mestizo heritage from the days of the Spanish Conquest also makes them a part of history. EFE/Mario Guzman

A wide variety of regional products make up Mexico's traditional confectionary, with the use of different fruits marking the state identity of each candy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:07am
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EFE

Latinos in Hollywood: Edward James Olmos to receive Platino honor award

 06/29/2017 - 04:15
American actor Edward James Olmos, during an interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Mar. 10, 2017. EFE/PABLO RAMON

The 70-year-old Olmos, a son of Mexican immigrants who was born in Los Angeles, broke ground for Hispanics in Hollywood and won two Golden Globe awards, one for "The Burning Season" and another for his role as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in "Miami Vice."

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:00am
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EFE

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