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· December, 2008

Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from December, 2008

Puerto Rico: License to Kill Trees

  23 December 2008

The recent administrative order by Puerto Rico's Secretary of Agriculture has created a shock wave of reactions in the blogosphere. In the island of Puerto Rico if a person had to cut down a tree he/she had to request permission form the island's Department of Natural Resources - that was until recently, when the Secretary of the Agency issued an administrative order that automatically grants a "fast track" permission to anyone who wishes to cut a tree.

Puerto Rico: Pasteles

  15 December 2008

The Voice of the Taino People Online republishes an article which reveals that the popular Christmas dish pasteles is actually indigenous in origin.

Puerto Rico, Barbados, Guyana: Indigenous Rights

  10 December 2008

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that Damon Corrie, “the sometimes controversial Barbados born Indigenous Rights activist of Guyanese Arawak descent” is attending negotiations on the draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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