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Category: Central America

January 05, 2006


I love it. "Eco-coco."

A Montreal story about coconut handicrafts from Mexico.

Posted by brian at 02:25 PM | Central America | Comments (1)

April 11, 2004

Belize Believes in Coconuts

According to this AP wire story, coconut milk is in pretty much everything you eat in Belize.

Posted by brian at 08:21 PM | Central America | Comments (0)

August 04, 2003

Hunting The Coconut Palm Killer in Panama

A husband-and-wife team of researchers spend years in Panama trying to stop the spread of Porroca, a disease that kills coconut palm trees.

From the article:

The Kuna Yala region of Panama is a 400-kilometer stretch of beaches and nearby islands. Since the 1600s, Kuna Yala has been home to the Kuna people, an indigenous group whose lifestyle and livelihood depends on the health and bounty of the native coconut palms. In 1994, an outbreak of Porroca--a disease that spread west from Colombia--began killing the coconut palms on which the Kuna depend.

Posted by brian at 10:07 AM | Central America | Comments (2)

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