Hello, and welcome back to the Latin America Weekly newsletter. In this issue: A new marine reserve in the Galapagos. Tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border. Latin America unlikely to reap the benefits of higher minimum wages.
Ecuador creates conservation reserve in the Galapagos
Marine biologists had a reason to celebrate over the weekend, after Ecuador created the brand-new Hermandad Marine Reserve between the Galapagos Islands and the isle of Cocos, owned by Costa Rica.
- The reserve bans fishing in a 30,000-square kilometer patch of the Pacific Ocean, while longline fishing is prohibited in another area of the same size,...