• Agropecuaria RHC caused "grave and irreversible" environmental harm to the swamp ecosystem.Americas,Agropecuaria RHC,Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta,Colombia,Michael Lerner

    A landowner displaced by “Jorge 40″ in the 1990′s at his farm in Magdalena, Colombia, 8/28/14. G LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images
  • Quechua farmers grow lettuce near their homes in Lamas, Peru, December 16, 2014. CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images

    The nutritional and economic benefits from GMO use could be substantial, but the issue is controversial.Americas,GMOs,Peru,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 19, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT
  • Demonstrators throw paint bombs in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 10, 2015. Miguel Tovar/STF/LatinContent/Getty Images

    Protests on the national holiday celebrating the expropriation of the petroleum industry from foreigners.Americas,Enrique Pena Nieto,Mexico,oil,Pemex,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 18, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT
  • Cars drive past a Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB store in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

     Walmart de Mexico aims to double its business over the next 10 years through expansion and same-store sales growth.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 18, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT
  • A view of the desalination plant in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, April 4, 2014. JAIME REINA/AFP/Getty Images

    Miner Antofagasta reaches a deal with protesters to fund studies for a possible desalination plant.Americas,Anglo American plc,Antofagasta Plc,BHP Billiton Ltd.,Chile,Copper,desalination plant,drought,Los Pelambres,Michelle Bachelet,Mining,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 12, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT
  • The Suncor Energy Inc. mine in the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada, 6/19/14. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Wage reductions are unlikely as the province enters a recession this year due to low oil prices.Americas,Alberta,Canada,Canadian Natural Resources,Oil sands,wages,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 05, 2015, 1:30 PM EST
  • Imperatriz Samba School revellers perform in Rio’s Carnival, Brazil, February 21, 2015. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

    Nearly one million visitors attended Rio’s Carnival, generating $782 million in revenue for the city.Global Economy,Bahamas,Brazil,Carnival,Mardi Gras,Toronto,Tourism,Trinidad & Tobago,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 27, 2015, 4:36 PM EST
  • Attendees stand near a Bombardier Inc. Global 6000 jet during the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

    A successful test flight and a hopeful new debt offering on the same day as a negative rating outlook from Fitch.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 27, 2015, 4:23 PM EST
  • GM autoworkers in an unrelated strike, 90 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2/20/15. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

    Trucker unions reached an agreement with the government but some independents continue roadblocks. Americas,Brazil,fuel prices,roadblock,strike,truckers,unions,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 26, 2015, 4:49 PM EST
  • Pipes at Polaris Energy’s San Jacinto geothermal plant in Nicaragua, Aug. 7, 2014. MCT/MCT via Getty Images

    Business Editor Michael Lerner digs into renewables in Nicaragua, which account for 50% of the country's electricity and will supposedly rise as high as 80% in a few years.Americas,canal,Nicaragua,Renewable energy,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 26, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT