• The country's agricultural sector is set to continue on its course of steady growth, unless el Niño puts puts a damper on things.

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    LAST UPDATE : Nov 30, 2015, 2:30 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner The country's Supreme Court ruled against genetically modified soy being planted in two states.Americas,corn,glyphosate,GM crops,Maya,Mexico,Monsanto,Roundup,soy,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Nov 10, 2015, 4:27 PM EST
  • A Petrobras offshore oil rig in the Campos Basin. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner The largest oil workers' union demands an end to all austerity measures.Americas,Brazil,Corruption,FUP,oil,Petrobras,strike,unions,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Nov 02, 2015, 3:08 PM EST
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    by Michael Lerner The country's beef exports have doubled since 2011, but deforestation is a big problem.Americas,Ayoreo,beef,Chaco,Deforestation,indigenous rights,Paraguay,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 19, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT
  • A protest against the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TASSO MARCELO

    by Michael Lerner The up to 30% cuts won't affect the sporting events, but will "trim the fat."Americas,Brazil,Dilma Rousseff,Olympics,Paralympics,Recession,Rio de Janeiro,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 06, 2015, 3:57 PM EDT
  • Barrick Gold Corp.’s Chairman John Thornton. Getty Images

    The firm's Veladero mine in Argentina leaked 15,000 liters of cyanide into a nearby river, setting off outrage.Americas,Argentina,Barrick Gold Corp.,Chile,Gold,Gold King mine,Mining,Pascua-Lama,San Juan,Veladero mine,water,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 18, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
  • Jamaican marijuana at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

    Two partnerships between cannabis firms from Colorado and Jamaica follow pot's decriminalization.Americas,Cannabis,Colorado,Jamaica,Medicinal marijuana,O.penVAPE,Timeless Herbal Care,United Cannabis Corp.,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 16, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT