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In Buenos Aires, A "Gentleman" Inmate's Classroom Jail Break

Shiva was not like the other detainees in the Argentina prison. For one thing, this convicted kidnapper was studying to be a lawyer -- which turned out to be the ticket for his daring escape.

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Escaping with a book
Darío Coronel

BUENOS AIRES - It was a Friday, and – as happened three times a week, every week, always at the same hour – the prison guards approached the door and called his name. Shiva Narada Benítez Díaz turned away from the noticeboard, and walked calmly out of Devoto prison’s Block 50.

Carrying his packback, full of books and notes, he was identified and walked towards the Transfer Division. Although two of the four guards accompanying him into the Law School at the University of Buenos Aires were dressed in civilian clothes, all four were carrying guns.

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The Bogus Concept Of "Carbon-Neutral" Oil

The Colombian president recently said that the country had exported one million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset oil. But in an unregulated carbon market, such a claim is pure greenwashing.

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María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez

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BOGOTÁ - In March this year, various national and corporate leaders met in Houston, Texas, for CERAWeek, an annual conference to discuss the world's energy challenges. Colombia's President Iván Duque took the opportunity to remind participants that his country produced just 0.6% of the world's carbon emissions even as it had raised crude production to one million barrels a day.

He said oil should not be seen as an enemy, since the fight was really against greenhouse gas emissions. He also revealed at the event that the country's national oil firm, Ecopetrol, had sold the Asian market its first million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset crude, consisting of the entire extraction, production and exportation chain.

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