Americas

  • Paraguay’s cursed green gold

    May 31, 2017

    Harvesting around 10 million tonnes of soy annually, Paraguay is the fourth-largest exporter of the crop in the world. Soy now covers 80 per cent of the country’s agricultural land and accounts for 12 per cent of GDP. However, the rapid increase in soy cultivation to satisfy growing worldwide demand has major economic and societal consequences in Paraguay.

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  • Case study: Greenland’s budding mining industry

    May 26, 2017

    Greenland is turning to its natural resources to strengthen its economy as it aims for independence from Denmark. However, the government’s inexperience, a lack of trained labour and environmental concerns present major obstacles.

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  • The world’s policeman: U.S. foreign policy under Rex Tillerson

    April 28, 2017

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Russian capital Moscow on 12 April to a frosty reception.

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  • Constitutional crisis in Paraguay

    April 11, 2017

    Backroom political manoeuvring of questionable-at-best legality has struck deep in Paraguayan political consciousness, bringing outraged protestors to the streets and setting off major rioting.

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  • Situation report: Unrest in French Guiana

    April 3, 2017

    French Guiana is undergoing major unrest, bringing transport and commerce to a virtual standstill.

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