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Report: Vale Knew Deadly Dam Had Heightened Risk of Collapse

Report: Vale Knew Deadly Dam Had Heightened Risk of Collapse

Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, knew last year that the dam in Brazil that collapsed in January and killed at least 165 people had a heightened risk of rupturing, according to an internal
Mexican Union Declares Victory in Strike at 48 Border Plants

Mexican Union Declares Victory in Strike at 48 Border Plants

A union declared total victory in a mass strike by about 25,000 workers at 48 assembly plants in a Mexican border city, but the movement spawned a storm of wildcat walkouts Monday at other businesses.
Venezuela's Crisis Hits Stand-Still Over Emergency Aid

Venezuela's Crisis Hits Stand-Still Over Emergency Aid

Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to force out President Nicolas Maduro, the embattled socialist leader is holding strong and defying predictions of an
Trump claims 'wall is being built' and mocks O'Rourke at El Paso rally

Trump claims 'wall is being built' and mocks O'Rourke at El Paso rally

President ignores facts and details of Washington deal while Democrat O’Rourke holds competing rally nearbyDonald Trump seized the chance to make the case for his border wall during a rally in El Paso
'Venezuela doesn’t want you': protesters intensify mutiny against Maduro

'Venezuela doesn’t want you': protesters intensify mutiny against Maduro

Thousands of demonstrators marched across the country as rebellion enters its fourth week and Maduro clings to powerTens of thousands of demonstrators have poured back on to the streets of Caracas and
Venezuelan Opposition Banking on Protests, Military Backing

Venezuelan Opposition Banking on Protests, Military Backing

Venezuela's opposition is calling supporters into the streets across the country in a campaign to break the military's support of President Nicolas Maduro.Tuesday's demonstrations come after more than
Door slams on guilty El Chapo after old mob pals line up to squeal

Door slams on guilty El Chapo after old mob pals line up to squeal

Guzman’s dramatic trial showed how the cartels that traffick most of the world’s drugs today do not honour the mafia code of omertàWhen Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is sentenced on 25 June, he will most
Brazil environment minister's dismissal of slain Amazon defender stirs outrage

Brazil environment minister's dismissal of slain Amazon defender stirs outrage

Ricardo Salles’ comments fuel criticism of administration’s stance, which environmentalists say is excessively pro-businessBrazilian environmental groups have blasted Jair Bolsonaro’s environment
El Chapo trial: Mexican drug cartel boss found guilty

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug cartel boss found guilty

Joaquín Guzmán, 61, could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted following three-month New York trialThe notorious cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty of
Venezuela's Guaido Says Humanitarian Aid to Enter Country Feb. 23

Venezuela's Guaido Says Humanitarian Aid to Enter Country Feb. 23

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says humanitarian aid would be brought into the country on February 23, even though President Nicolas Maduro has refused to let it in.Guaido, recognized by the
Canadian minister resigns from Trudeau's cabinet amid scandal

Canadian minister resigns from Trudeau's cabinet amid scandal

Jody Wilson-Raybould quit amid allegations prime minister’s office pressured her to avoid prosecuting SNC-Lavalin Group IncCanada’s former justice minister has resigned from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet
NGOs Push to Expel Brazil Miner Vale From UN Pact Over Dam Disaster

NGOs Push to Expel Brazil Miner Vale From UN Pact Over Dam Disaster

A group of international non-governmental organizations on Tuesday demanded that Brazilian miner Vale SA be excluded from the United Nations' corporate responsibility pact, after a mining dam burst
The Rise and Fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's Most Wanted Gangster

The Rise and Fall of 'El Chapo,' Mexico's Most Wanted Gangster

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious kingpin, shipped tons of drugs around the world, escaped two maximum-security prisons and became one of the world's most-wanted fugitives.The
Brazil Environment Minister Blasted for Calling Murdered Amazon Defender ‘Irrelevant'

Brazil Environment Minister Blasted for Calling Murdered Amazon Defender ‘Irrelevant'

Brazilian environmental groups on Tuesday blasted President Jair Bolsonaro's environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as "irrelevant.""I don't know
Russia Says Ready to Help Venezuela Dialogue, Warns US Against Meddling

Russia Says Ready to Help Venezuela Dialogue, Warns US Against Meddling

Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to facilitate the start of dialogue between Venezuela's government and opposition, but warned the United States against intervening in Caracas' internal
Nationalist strongmen are bent on controlling women’s bodies | Afua Hirsch

Nationalist strongmen are bent on controlling women’s bodies | Afua Hirsch

From Brazil under Jair Bolsonaro to Hungary led by Viktor Orbán, women’s reproductive rights are being targetedWhen Brazil, where I am writing from this week, became worried that almost two-thirds of
Slow-going Restoration at Fire-gutted Brazilian Museum

Slow-going Restoration at Fire-gutted Brazilian Museum

Five months after fire gutted Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum, the site that once held some of the nation's greatest treasures remains a ruin of scorched walls, twisted metal and piles of ash.
Will El Chapo's conviction change anything in the drug trade?

Will El Chapo's conviction change anything in the drug trade?

The nearly half a century old ‘war on drugs’ shows no sign of ending, and neither does the illegal drug tradeStanding on the steps of the Brooklyn courthouse amid flurries of sleet and snow, US
Venezuela Crisis Pits US Against Russia

Venezuela Crisis Pits US Against Russia

Kremlin officials and Russian state media portray Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as the country's legitimate leader, even though the United States and a host of other countries have declared him
'If it gets me, it gets me': the town where residents live alongside polar bears

'If it gets me, it gets me': the town where residents live alongside polar bears

Residents of Churchill, Canada share their streets with the largest land carnivore in the world as their isolated town’s identity faces a reckoning: a revitalized port Spend enough time in Churchill,