Author: Jennifer Barreto-Leyva

US to lift travel ban for fully vaccinated international travelers starting in November

The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced by White House coronavirus response[Read More…]

Global Witness reports record number of environmental activists were murdered in 2020

Global Witness reports 227 land and environmental activists were murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record. Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to logging, mining, large-scale agribusiness, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure. The report labelled the victims “environmental defenders” killed for protecting natural resources[Read More…]