• Blouin News Business Editor Michael Lerner investigates drug trafficking and use in Brazil, where the annual toll from illegal drugs is $18.7 billion, and finds the fight to curb it will be long and tough. Americas,Brazil,Drugs,Embraer,Michael Lerner

    A police special unit in a favela outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 8, 2015. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
  • The Russian and Argentine presidents at the Kremlin on April 23, 2015. Kommersant Photo/Kommersant via Getty Images

    Nearly $5 billion in nuclear and gas deals come as the two countries share geopolitical interests.Americas,Europe,Argentina,Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,Gazprom,Nuclear power,Rosatom,Russia,Vladimir Putin,YPF,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 23, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT
  • A container ship at a shipping terminal in Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 2015. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The world's first LNG-powered container ship launched on Saturday, with much lower emissions.Americas,container ship,emissions,EPA,General Dynamics,liquefied natural gas,Sea Star,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 22, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT
  • The VII Summit of the Americas will take place April 10- 11 in Panama City, Panama. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA

    Over 4,000 bus driver went on strike on Monday in Panama City, which the government quickly stopped.Americas,buses,Panama,strike,Summit of the Americas,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 08, 2015, 4:50 PM EDT
  • Veterans of the 1982 Falklands (Malvinas) War in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2, 2015. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images

    Three British firms announced a new Falklands oil discovery, and Argentina threatens prosecution.Americas,Europe,Argentina,Falkland Islands,oil,U.K.,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 06, 2015, 1:02 PM EDT
  • Airbnb online accommodation provider co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Joe Gebbia announces to the media their partnership with the Brazilian Olympic Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the headquarters of the Brazilian Olympic Committee in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 27, 2015

    Airbnb searches for "Cuba" now turn up more than 1,000 properties across the island, with 40% in Havana.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 02, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT
  • The Hungarian (L) and Mexican (R) Foreign Ministers in Mexico City, March 26, 2015. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

    Hungarian trading houses are opened in Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.Americas,Europe,Chile,Ecuador,Hungary,Mexico,Viktor Orbán,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 30, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT
  • 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