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The dubious honour of hosting the Olympic Games

If their economic benefits are so underwhelming, why do countries jump at the chance to organize the Olympics? Niko Kommenda investigates.

Filed in: Brazil

A slow death along the Pilcomayo River

It hasn’t rained since May in Paraguay’s General Diaz area, and wildlife is struggling to survive as rivers dry up.

Filed in: Paraguay

Country Profile: Venezuela

Tamara Pearson profiles this South American country, from the November issue of New Internationalist magazine.

Filed in: Venezuela

‘We are slowly being killed by this mine’

The British-Australian mine of Cerro Matoso has been linked to birth defects, pollution, poverty and paramilitary pay-offs. Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik investigates.

Filed in: Colombia Mining Pollution

Peace in Colombia?

Another shock referendum result – this time in Colombia. Tatiana Garavito assesses the chances of ending the longest conflict in the western world.

Filed in: Colombia

Another blow to Colombia’s peace process

The country’s President Juan Manuel Santos has cancelled peace talks with the National Liberation Army over a hostage dispute. Kimberley Brown reports.

Filed in: Colombia Conflict Peace Violence

Did the British Museum sell ‘Day of the Dead’ to BP?

New documents tell a damning story of an iconic museum, its oil sponsor and a rights-violating government. Chris Garrard reports.

Filed in: Art Mexico

The story behind the EZLN’s decision to enter Mexico’s presidential race

If their candidate wins, they’ll be the country’s first female president, but not the first indigenous person to hold the office. Ryan Mallett-Outtrim reports.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mexico

Two decades of struggle: Mexico’s Indigenous Congress, in images

This year’s gathering became a celebration and a moment of soul searching for Mexico’s indigenous movement. Ryan Mallett-Outtrim reports in this photo gallery.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mexico

Life in the shadow of the world’s biggest mining company

Is BHP Billiton worthy of a London Stock Exchange listing? Those who have experienced the company first hand ask. Liam Barrington-Bush reports.

Filed in: Brazil Colombia Indonesia

Colombia’s two faces

The atmosphere is toxic after the referendum, but Colombia has a chance to rethink what kind of peace it aspires to, writes Leonardo Goi.

Filed in: Colombia

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