The vibrant democracy of India is fortunate to have been blessed with some iconic female leaders who have left indelible marks in contemporary Indian politics, and to its grief, loses another leader of tremendous mettle. It came as a shock to the nation when former Minister for External Affairs and BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj suddenly departed for her heavenly abode on Monday night. At 67, India lost her to cardiac arrest. Also a Supreme Court lawyer, she was the second woman to hold the office after Indira Gandhi. Ms. Sushma Swaraj is remembered for a number of reasons ranging over several areas of functioning where she dispensed her duty with exemplary grace and utmost efficiency. Not only was she inspiring as a lady leader, she was most endearing in her role as Union Minister for External Affairs when she took the reins in 2014 in the Modi Cabinet. Hailed as the most ‘millennial’ Indian leader of social media, her open-access twitter policy was a platform where she connected with common citizens most extensively. Numerous prominent figures from politics and other walks of life poured in their condolences and many mentioned why she was a stellar leader and will always be remembered. Omnipresent on social media, she was most approachable by the common man. Among all her political accolades and recognitions, the Washington Post even tagged her ‘supermom’. She had an appeal with the young and old alike and when she announced that she would not contest this year’s Lok Sabha election, it did not sit very well with the general public and social media was inundated with response and reactions to that announcement. A most prominent quality of her performance was the humanitarian approach which shone through in any crisis she reached out to address. With extensive technological intervention, digital diplomacy was her tool to further diplomatic concerns. Admired by both critics and fans, Ms. Swaraj was appreciated widely on both sides of the border when she granted a year-long medical visa to a Pakistani girl for an open heart surgery in 2017. Later that year, she granted two more Pakistani nationals medical visas for liver surgeries in India. A remarkable gesture indeed, given India’s equation with Pakistan. And her humanitarian service in official capacity went further across borders. She is remembered for helping out a Yemeni woman married to an Indian in 2015. The woman had tweeted an image of her 8-month-old baby and made a plea for evacuation from the conflicted zone. Her humanitarian aid won her praise from political counterparts, both national and international. In February 2015, she helped out 168 Indians trapped in Basra, Iran. Her popularity on social media was built steadily and she will be remembered by all for her eagerness and relentlessness to help anyone who approached her. For Indian polity, of course, it is an irreplaceable loss.
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Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, used the Conservative Party Conference to set out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for developing low-carbon technologies within the automotive sector.In his address at SMMT’s lunch event at the conference, Hammond also acknowledged his responsibility to oversee better regulation in the industry, as well as his concern with the EU’s roadworthiness proposals.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, discussed the sector’s positions on current industry topics such as the DfT’s recently announced £500 million strategy for ultra-low emissions vehicles, and the ongoing changes to DVLA services. He also stressed the need for solidarity between industry and government in realising the automotive sector strategy.A number of senior industry figures used SMMT’s lunch to engage with a number of Lords, MEPs and MPs. The event rounded off SMMT’s participation in party conference season, with round-table events taking place at Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences in recent weeks.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
The John Wesley Powell Museum opened its facilities to the Green River Rock and Mineral Festival on Friday. This is the third year for the festival and not the last.Rebecca Hunt-Foster, the new monument paleontologist and museum curator at Dinosaur National Monument, highlighted the festival as the first speaker to kick off the weekend. She spoke on the significant fossils that have been discovered in Eastern Utah and how Utah has become a “hot spot” for North American paleontology.The festival also included many vendors selling rocks, minerals and handmade items such as jewelry. Festival goers could also sign up for field trips led by paleontologists and experts. These guides took interested parties to locations that have fossils, dinosaur bones and beautiful views. Field trips were free and took place each day throughout the three-day festival. Attendees were able to learn more on trips to the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry, Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracks, Fossil Point Dinosaur Graveyard and much more.On Saturday, a bake sale was also hosted by the PTA at the festival. Those in attendance were also able to enjoy a poetry reading with Dasha Bulatova at Fossil Point.The third annual festival was made possible by the City of Green River, Epicenter, Emery County Travel Bureau, Alison Jean Cole, Lisa Ward, Bureau of Land Management, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, George S. and Dolores Eccles Foundation and the J.W. Powell River History Museum.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After decades of service to the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, Harry Danalis is resigning from the presidency.But this does not come under the circumstances that he wished for, rather a consequence of the events that took place at last Sunday’s Extraordinary General Meeting, where many members objected to the Committee’s proposal for the sale of the “historical” building at Paddington.The building – which was specifically built as a cinema complex till a few years ago – was the biggest source of income for the GOCNSW, but not any longer. Many of its shops and offices are not occupied, resulting in a huge income loss for the community through lack of rent.The atmosphere at the EGM was electrified and after a long discussion the board withdrew its proposal for the sale. The majority of the present members adopted a proposal which saw the appointment of about a ten member committee, which – in association with the Board’s presidium – will oversee the assets of the community and come up with recommendations and proposals to the members, for further development of the organisation.“I am disappointed with the behaviour that was shown at the EGM. I regard its decision to appoint this committee for the assets as undermining of the Board of Directors, who are responsible against the law and have the authority and responsibility for the handling of the affairs of the organisation”, said Mr Danalis, in an interview to the Greek Language Program of SBS Radio, where he announced his resignation from the presidency.“In any case, I had informed my colleagues of my intention to resign midway through this term, which I wanted to be my last on the Board. I wished this had happened under other conditions. However, I wish every success to the Board, the Community and its members. I will be on their side, to assist wherever I can, but not from a leadership position. I will stay as member of the Board”, said Mr Danalis, who was first elected at a Community’s Board in mid ’70s and served as president for approximately 30 years.When asked if he has second thoughts about how the Board handled the whole issue with the building in Paddington he said: “Yes and that is why we withdrew the proposal for the sale. We saw that there were imperfections in the handling and we admitted that. I would have had no problem if a Committee was appointed by the EGM to study the assets of the Community, but a Committee which would have been under the supervision of the Board”.A meeting of the Board is scheduled for early next week. It is expected that the replacement of Mr Danalis will be discussed. Even though nothing is confirmed, one of the names that are widely spoken for filling the president’s chair, is that of Glen (Kleanthis) Kotopoulos, who today is one of the two vice-presidents.
Biodiversité : le parc national des Calanques sera créé avant la fin de l’annéeMarseille, France – Lundi, le ministre de l’Écologie Jean-Louis Borloo a affirmé que le parc national des Calanques verrait le jour “avant la fin de l’année” à Marseille. Il deviendra alors le dixième parc national français.C’est en marge du 35e anniversaire du Conservatoire du littoral, fêté à Rayol Canadel dans le Var, que le ministre a fait cette promesse. Selon lui, 90% de l’organisation du parc a à ce jour déjà été réalisée. “C’est une affaire qui sera définitivement réglée avant la fin de l’année. Ce sera le cadeau de Noël” a-t-il déclaré. A ses côtés, la secrétaire d’État Chantal Jouanno a confirmé les déclarations de Jean-Louis Borloo, assurant : “On ne lâchera pas sur le calendrier”.À lire aussiBiodiversité, Game of Thrones et Mars, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 maiCe site protégé, le premier en France métropolitaine depuis 1979, est le troisième parc péri-urbain au monde après Le Cap et Sydney. Ce projet environnemental vise à préserver la biodiversité, comme la quiétude des lieux et le patrimoine culturel d’une région menacée par sa grande fréquentation humaine et par la pollution.Chantal Jouanno a profité de cette annonce pour évoquer une nouvelle fois sa volonté de créer une agence de la nature qui regrouperait notamment l’Agence des aires marines protégées, le Conservatoire du littoral mais aussi les parcs nationaux.Le 14 septembre 2010 à 18:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
Did you know?The breeding cycle for cats is starting later and later in the summer, so kittens are up for adoption in the winter.Fewer strays come into the Humane Society for Southwest Washington these days, while more of its available pets get adopted. The shelter’s shrinking animal intake reflects a regional decline in stray cats that’s attributed to low-cost spay-and-neuter programs in the metro area. Years ago, the shelter received 2,000 to 3,000 kittens during the summer, said Lisa Feder, vice president of shelter operations. Now it’s fewer than 1,000.In general, more people are aware that cats need to be fixed, she said. Also, fewer pet owners are surrendering their cats to the shelter. Dog intake, however, increased slightly this year due to the shelter’s transfer program. Most of the dogs come from shelters with high euthanasia rates, locally or in California. “We’re seeing about the same number of stray dogs,” Feder said. Today, 88 percent of the animals that come into the Humane Society leave the shelter alive. That figure counts lost animals reclaimed by their owners, or animals transferred to rescue groups or other shelters. Those that are euthanized have severe issues, either medical or behavioral. “We aren’t the same organization that we were even a few years ago,” said shelter president Stacey Graham. “It’s a great time to be part of animal welfare, I think.”Now, they’re taking in animals they wouldn’t have previously, such as cats with feline immunodeficiency virus, a cat version of HIV.Just eight years ago, the majority of animals that came into the shelter were euthanized. That’s before the shelter moved from its former spot in west Vancouver to its current location on Northeast 192nd Avenue in east Vancouver.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, October 30, 2018:A caller reported a blue 2013 Volkswagen Jetta ran through a bus stop sign while it was illuminated on Glen Road. (7:45am)Police and Fire conducted a fire drill at the Woburn Street School. (9:58am)A caller reported a male party in his mid-to-late 20’s was yelling and talking to himself in front of Starbucks on Main Street. Town Social Worker was notified and responded. (12:50pm)The bus company requested an officer respond after high school-aged students were causing a disturbance on a minivan bus. Police spoke with school bus driver. Situation checked OK. (3:21pm)A caller reported she saw a male party walking down the middle of the train tracks behind Elia’s. Police responded and advised male not to walk on the tracks. (9:18pm)A caller reported his ex-girlfriend took his car earlier in the day and is not returning his phone calls or texts. Caller wanted to report it stolen. (10:16pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”
gunfightA suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with DB police at Phulpur upazila in Mymensingh district early Saturday, reports UNB.A DB team arrested suspected robber Shaon from Jashore in connection with killing of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver Zahirul Haque and snatching his auto-rickshaw on 24 March, said SA Newazi, additional superintendent of police (crime).After he made confessional statement at the court, the DB team conducted a drive along with Shaon early morning to arrest his cohorts.Sensing the presence of police, the robbers reportedly opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight.The gunfight left an unidentified robber dead on the spot, claimed Newazi.Later, the body was sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Related posts:Argentina announces end of forex restrictions Argentina defends legal action over Falklands oil Pro-market Macri likely new president of Argentina: exit polls Argentina central bank president quits under pressure from Macri NEW YORK — Argentina’s new government began negotiations with hedge fund creditors Monday, amid reports it wants them to write off up to a quarter of their bonds to settle a long-running dispute.Finance Secretary Luis Caputo arrived Monday morning at the New York offices of the U.S. court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack in a fresh effort to end a debt battle rooted in the country’s $100 billion default in 2001.Major Argentine newspaper Clarín said the government, which took office in December, planned to propose a 15 percent cut in the debt. Business newspaper El Cronista meanwhile reported that the reduction sought would be about 25 percent.“We don’t expect any news today,” said Caputo as he arrived for the talks.Argentina’s access to global financial markets has been tightly restricted for years due to the dispute with the hedge funds demanding to be paid the full value of the bonds they hold, even though some 93 percent of the country’s creditors accepted hefty write-downs of their bonds in debt restructurings years ago.In 2012 a New York court backed the claim for 100 percent payouts sought by the hedge funds, NML Capital and Aurelius Capital Management.But Argentina’s former leftist president Cristina Kirchner refused to negotiate, branding them “vultures.”Buenos Aires said the funds bought up Argentine debt cheaply around the time of the default and then refused to take part in the restructuring.Kirchner, though, was replaced in December by a new conservative president, Mauricio Macri, who is seeking warmer foreign relations and has vowed to strike an agreement.Even so, a deal would challenge the country’s finances. The hedge funds together with other so-called holdouts are claiming about $10 billion in total, which the court ruled had to be paid before Buenos Aires repays any other creditors.On Friday a group of New York banks agreed to lend the country $5 billion to strengthen its foreign currency reserves, hit in part by the Macri government’s move in December to devalue the currency.That would increase the reserves to around $30 billion, still relatively small for the size of the Argentine economy.Macri has rolled back various protectionist policies of his predecessors, lifting currency and export controls and eliminating electricity subsidies.He said such measures are necessary to make the economy competitive. His critics warn they will hurt poorer Argentines. Facebook Comments
A blade of Bracharia growing after the land was cleared with glyphosate. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)The other reason he uses it is to keep the road clear. Alvarado says farmers have to keep the area where their farm meets the road clear of any brush or growth.This is known locally as “rondas.” Alvarado says he used to use a machete to keep it clear. It was tough work in the tropical sun, and it could take up to 10 hours to clear 100 meters of ronda.Aside from the risk of wielding a blade for that amount time, Alvarado says you can get bad cuts if you strike a glass bottle, which happened frequently enough for him to want to find other methods. At this age, Alvarado says he’d hire someone to clear his ronda, something that would cost 1,200 colones per hour, or 12,000 colones for every 100 meters.Or he could use glyphosate. He currently gets a gallon for about 6,000 to 7,000 colones and he can clear 500 meters of ronda with it. After he loads it up in his hand pump, he says it takes about 15 minutes to spray 100 meters of ronda. Stephanie Smith rallied the troops.They were assembling at the Cóbano municipal offices to take on a common enemy: glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular herbicides like Roundup. Their goal that day was to ban pesticide and herbicide use in public areas.Smith was the first to arrive, and she practiced her speech outside the building. Her Spanish was a bit rough – she’d moved to Costa Rica only 10 months before – but she knew her enemy well. Smith, a British-American documentarian, is working on a documentary called “Just Another Brick in the Wall” about environmentally toxic schools in the United States.“It’s about everything children are subjected to in schools,” Smith said. “From how building materials to food are all contaminated with glyphosate.”Smith moved to Costa Rica with her family because she wanted to live in a more environmentally friendly country. That’s why she was surprised when one day she found herself flanked by men spraying pesticides on a public road.“I was driving to pick up my son at school and then, to the right and to the left, there were two men manually spraying pesticides with no protection,” Smith said. “I had my windows down and the smell was so intense and horrific.”Smith said one of the teachers at her son’s school felt lightheaded that day and her son got sick the following week.“I came here thinking this was a green paradise,” Smith said. “I had no idea that pesticide use was so rampant.” Costa Rica is one of the leading consumers, per capita, of pesticides in the world. In 2015, Semanario Universidad reported that the Regional Institute of Toxic Substance Studies (IRET) found that Costa Rica used an average of 18.2 kgs of pesticides per hectare of farmland.China came in second place with 17 kgs per hectare.Smith highlighted this point in her speech. By the time she started, the tiny municipal building was packed with government representatives and local residents, most foreigners who had relocated to Costa Rica. Stephanie Smith gave a speech about the dangers of pesticides and herbicides at the meeting with the local government. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)She noted that she’d seen 2,4-D in Cóbano, which was used in Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant used by the United States during the Vietnam war that led to deformities and cancers in Vietnam and U.S. veterans. Smith mentioned a recent ruling in a lawsuit against Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup.In the United States, a school groundskeeper with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was awarded $289 million in damages against Monsanto because he alleged glyphosate caused his cancer.Despite that, glyphosate use has exploded in Costa Rica. A University of Costa Rica study found that glyphosate use in Costa Rica has risen nearly 50 times since it was first imported in 1982. That year, Costa Rica imported 36 tonnes of the herbicide. A total of 1,761 tonnes were imported in 2013. Other municipalities in Costa Rica, such as Pérez Zeledón, banned the use of herbicides, Smith said. Why not Cóbano? But the government responded with a question of their own. What about the farmers?Aside from rich tropical forests, idyllic beaches and mountains, Cóbano is home to large swaths of farmland. About a third of Costa Rica’s rural population is employed in the agricultural, cattle and fishing industry and Puntarenas, the province Cóbano belongs to, is home to nearly 13,000 of Costa Rica’s 78,000 registered farms.*****Onias Alvarado remembers when people laughed at the idea that electricity would come to Cóbano. That was only about 20 years back, and he’s been farming even longer. His calloused hands and tanned leather face can attest to that. The 61-year old from Cóbano works the same farm his father did before him.He knows cattle, too. It’s what has kept food on the table for generations. Land was cheap in the area back in the day, before the tourist boom. He remembers one family who sold their land piece by piece to fuel their drinking habit. Onias Alvarado, 61, has been farming in the area his whole life. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)The rush back then was to cut down trees and make way for pastures to feed cattle.“It was a shame, actually,” Alvarado said. “It was really beautiful, all those mountains.”Alvarado remembers a government initiative that encouraged reforestation and led to hundreds of thousands of acres being reforested. Alvarado isn’t opposed to conservation or protecting the environment, but he still uses glyphosate throughout his 10-hectare farm.He says he has no other choice. He can’t afford to farm any other way.There are two main reasons Alvarado uses glyphosate. One, to kill weeds on his farm and occasionally make way for “pasto mejorado,” or Bracharia, a type of drought-resistant grass that can grow in most soils and is resistant to prosapia, a bug that destroyed grass throughout Cóbano years ago. Related posts:Are bees getting hooked on pesticides? Dreamlike, diverse and grappling with change: Our Santa Teresa deep dive Santa Teresa Deep Dive: How to Surf in Santa Teresa Santa Teresa Deep Dive: The Bakery This story was made possible thanks to the donations from Tico Times 5% Club. The TT 5% Club is a group of readers who donate at least $2 a month to keep our newsroom operational. That’s how we’re able to bring you stories like this one. Become a member of The Tico Times 5% club and helps us shine more light on issues like these.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Alvarado showing his ronda, the area where his farm meets the public road. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)The glyphosate also keeps the road clear longer, Alvarado says. Clearing it manually with a machete keeps it clear for around two months, while glyphosate keeps it clear for up to twice as long.Alvarado tries to save money any way he can. “The price of everything has gone up,” Alvarado said. “And then when the dollar goes up, everything goes up.”While the cost of living in Costa Rica has risen steadily, the price of cattle has dropped. Alvarado says that five years ago you could get 1,800 to 2,000 colones per kilo for a good calf. Nowadays you can get 1,100 or 1,200.He says cheap cattle imported from Nicaragua has hit local farmers hard.Alvarado has tried to diversify his offerings. He produces honey and imports it to Europe. Their project is small though and they were able to produce 6 kgs of honey this year, netting them about 300,000 colones, or about $500. Alvarado started producing organic honey at his farm, but it only nets them a small amount of money. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)The idea of banning glyphosate is frustrating for Alvarado because he doesn’t know what he’d do without it.He says he’s never gotten sick from it and doesn’t know anyone who has. He knows people in rice plantations who’ve gotten sick, but he thinks it was because of the tall plants and airborne pesticides they used. Alvarado always uses the proper protection and a hand pump that doesn’t spray glyphosate into the air.*****“There’s been no increase in cancers in the area,” said Dr. Juan Ledezma, an epidemiologist and head of the Peninsular Regional Health Authority, which oversees public health in Cóbano. “There’s no relation between the use of pesticides in public spots and cancer.” (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)While online records are only updated to 2014, Dr. Ledezma said he’s interested in analyzing more recent cancer statistics to see what the risk is in his community. Despite not having analyzed glyphosate use in the region, Dr. Ledezma agrees with other studies that have been done on the herbicide.“[Glyphosate] has been proven to be carcinogenic in studies in other countries,” Dr. Ledezma said. “So how are we going to use it to kill weeds at schools or public areas?”Dr. Ledezma says his main concern is with multiple exposures, especially the person applying glyphosate, such as municipal employees. He says we should limit the hours and places it’s used, but he’s also not opposed to banning the substance altogether. “I agree with the people who want to ban it,” Dr. Ledezma said. “A lot of municipalities have already agreed not to use it.“The only thing that’s doing is protecting the country. If we keep doing that, that’s great.” About 1.04 million hectares, or 20 percent of Costa Rica’s land, is dedicated to grazing. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)While Alvarado’s farm is just 6 kilometers from Cóbano as the bird flies, it’s nearly an hour away as the car struggles to make it up steep rocky roads and rivers. One river crossing has a small wooden bridge built by locals. It’s small and can only fit one motorcycle at a time. “We made it last year, two winters ago,” Alvarado said. “We got some teak trees and a Guanacaste tree and nailed them. I don’t think it’ll last another winter. It’s already rotting; one of the teak logs broke and you can fall in, motorcycle and everything.”Alvarado says they’ve been asking the government to fix the original bridge for over two years. But if you don’t keep your ronda clean, the government will send a warning letter and then an employee to clean it up for you. Then they’ll quickly send you the bill.Flooding is also common in the area. The Arío river runs right behind Alvarado’s farm; this season, it flooded his farm and sent uprooted trees hurtling through his land. He almost lost a horse, but there were no casualties this season. Debris from the flood still litters his farm, and the rainy season starts back up in May. Onias Alvarado showing a tree that swept through his farm after heavy floods in 2018. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)Many families in the area are one bad step away from financial ruin. There’s a goat farm that earned a Blue Flag certification for its environmental practices, close to Alvarado’s.It belongs to Salvador Montero and his family. They have goats and make cheeses, yogurt and milk to sell in towns like Santa Teresa and Montezuma. But in early November, their pickup truck broke down. Montero’s wife was going through menopause and couldn’t tend to the animals like she used to. Their output decreased and their costs only went up.They need to get feed and supplies from Cóbano and with the car down, it costs 10,000 colones to get supplies, or as the Monteros think of it, a whole sack of feed for the goats. The Monteros have been struggling financially after their car broke down. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)Dagoberto Rodriguez, 47, who runs the local co-op, CopeCobano, hopes he can buy a truck, establish routes and deliver products to farms at a discounted price. He hopes the local co-op can make a comeback because sales have gone down recently. He carries glyphosate, but has been trying to switch over to organic herbicides to appeal to both sides.They are more expensive, though. He thinks there’s also a solution that can be made with vinegar, but he’s worried farmers would just buy it from local supermarkets and hurt the co-op sales even further. Dago has big dreams for the CopeCobano. They have a small cafeteria on the side that sells empanadas, the best in town Rodriguez swears, and he can keep adding to it and turn it into a community center for the people of Cobano.Rodriguez says was at the meeting at the municipality and said that while many newcomers are well-intentioned, they don’t realize how hard things are for the local population.The farms are as close as they always were, but pulling further away as they stay stuck trying to survive while investment and tourist developments push towns like Santa Teresa and Montezuma further ahead. The local farmer co-op manager Dago. (Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times)“I’ve actually fumigated some people’s houses who were at the meeting [to ban pesticides and herbicides,]” Dago said. “Sometimes I feel like we’ve gotten to the point where we’re bothering the tourists.”Alvarado said he never heard about the meeting concerning pesticides and herbicides at the municipality, which was attended by very few local Costa Ricans. He said he would’ve gone to talk about his side if he’d known about it. He says that despite health concerns, he really doesn’t see any other option to do the work that glyphosate does on his land.Smith says she understands there’s frustration with foreigners who have come and developed land without regard to the local population, but her motivation is what’s best for the environment, the people and future generations.The group she belongs to, Costa Rica Libre De Tóxicos, is hosting organic agriculture workshops. She says the group wants to work with the government to educate farmers about alternatives. She also says despite contacting the municipality weekly, she still hasn’t seen or heard of any results stemming from the town hall back in early November.“I hope that the farmers don’t take this personally. It’s not about them,” Smith said. “It’s about big agrochemical companies that are taking advantage of all of us.“I see myself as a human being, not as an American, not as British, Peruvian or Tica. We are all in this together.”
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