A Cuban agricultural scientist who uses a guitar and a song to spread
the benefits of organic farming has won the prestigious Goldman Prize,
a $150,000 award presented each year to grass-roots ``environmental
The People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of
Mother Earth has begun this Tuesday with a mass event at the Sebastian
Ramirez de Tiquipaya Stadium, 12 kilometers (7,4 miles) of Cochabamba.
Heavy rains that lasted some 20 hours caused rivers to burst their
banks and cut road communications among the towns scattered throughout
the coast in Eastern Cuba, an unprecedented event according to locals.
The Caribbean will be the sixth region of the world protected from the
indiscriminate dumping of toxic waste by adopting the international
agreement to prevent pollution from ships (MARPOL 73/78).<br />