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New Issue of Americas Quarterly: The Amazon Today

AQ fall 2015 cover

November 12, 2015

The latest issue of Americas Quarterly, released on November 12, explores how to balance conservation and economic growth in the world's largest rain forest.

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In This Issue:
FEATURE SECTION: The Amazon Today

Let's Cut Amazon Deforestation to Zero. Here's How.
BETO VERÍSSIMO
How a seemingly audacious goal to protect the Amazon makes economic sense.

Why Amazon Tribes Are Losing the Fight against New DamsAgain
JULIANA BARBASSA
Another fight between developers and indigenous tribes is raging deep in the rain forest. The rules have changed since Belo Monte. Who will win this time?

Three Innovations That Might Save the Amazon
MEG SYMINGTON
The World Wildlife Fund's senior director for the Amazon on smart new strategies for protecting the rainforest.

Brazil Progressing in Fight against Deforestation, Says Environment Minister
IZABELLA TEIXEIRA
The minister discusses what her country is doing to protect the Amazon.

The Food World's Hottest Ingredient Has "Roots" in Seduction
FLORA CHARNER
How a homely Amazonian root became the culinary talk of the town.

Why Consulta Previa Is among the Most Divisive Issues in Peru
BARBARA FRASER
Peru's "consulta previa" law is tested by a plan to create a year-round shipping route through the Amazon.

Goodbye to the Status Quo: Why Change Is Coming to South America
BRIAN WINTER
After a decade of extraordinary stability, it’s time for a new wave of reform, AQ’s editor-in-chief writes.

The Long View: How Argentina and Brazil Stepped Back from a Nuclear Race
MATIAS SPEKTOR
In AQ’s new feature on Latin American history, how Argentina and Brazil ensured their rivalry remained limited to the soccer field.

DEPARTMENTS

PanoramaA review of the best in food, arts and tourism from across the hemisphere.

Policy UpdatesCuba: open for businesss?; Puerto Rico deserves better from Washington; Alberta's left turn.

InnovatorsThree social entrepreneurs working in different ways to improve life in the Amazon.

DispatchesThe unexpected urbanity of the Amazon in Iquitos and Manaus. Plus: the indigenous eviction of Lima.

Ask the ExpertsHow can governments protect the Amazon's isolated peoples? Stephen Corry, Mark J. Plotkin and Douglas Rodrigues respond.

BooksA train through the Amazon, what could possibly go wrong? Plus: the perverse justice of São Paulo's slums; the disappearing Chile-California connection.

Just the NumbersPot smokers of the Americas, chill out and be counted.