• 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
  • McDonald’s french fries in an arranged photograph in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 3, 2015. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    McDonald's will return to Bolivia after a 13-year absence, and Cuba is open to the Golden Arches.Americas,Bolivia,Cuba,McDonald's,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 24, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT
  • Vietnam’s P.M. Nguyen Tan Dung in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw on November 13, 2014. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

    Business Editor Michael Lerner digs into how erstwhile enemies Vietnam and Australia are warming relations -- and leaving Canada in the cold.  Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Canada,Nguyen Tan Dung,Stephen Harper,Tony Abbott,Vietnam,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 20, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
  • A landowner displaced by “Jorge 40″ in the 1990′s at his farm in Magdalena, Colombia, 8/28/14. G LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images

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

    Published Date : Mar 19, 2015, 4:55 PM EDT
  • 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
  • The grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, March 11, 2015. RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images

    A Blouin News special report finds that cannabis legalization must be followed with specific regulations and sensible taxes.Americas,Europe,Alaska,Colorado,Marijuana,Netherlands,Oregon,Uruguay,Washington,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 17, 2015, 9:42 AM 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