Hunched over a campfire in eastern Panama, Embera tribesman Raul Mezua chanted a song his grandfather taught him when he was a boy.
Cattle ranchers and indigenous tribes battle over rainforests in Panama. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee. To those who stumble upon the nuts on the ground, they're free for the taking.
CNN Hero Erika Vohman is improving the lives of women in Central America by teaching them about their native Maya nut.
Amazon deforestation jumped 69% in the past 12 months -- the first such increase in three years -- as rising demand for soy and cattle pushes farmers and ranchers to raze trees
Students will determine the causes and consequences of deforestation and develop plans to reverse this trend.