South America

The Rise of e-Commerce in Latin America

Being home to richer nations such as Uruguay and Chile whose GDP per capita parallels those of mid-ranking EU countries, alongside poorer states such as Peru and Colombia which have a GDP per capita lower than the poorest EU member state, it is unsurprising that Latin America is universally known for being one of the most economically diverse areas in the world. 

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Indigenous tribe celebrates court decision to protect Amazon rainforest

The Waorani indigenous tribe are celebrating the decision of a court in Ecuador that will prevent the sale of land in the Amazon rainforest to oil companies.
 

A court in Ecuador has upheld a ruling that prevents the government from selling land in the Amazon rainforest to oil companies, a move activists called a historic win for the Waorani indigenous tribe living there.

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(VIDEO): Inside Lenny Kravitz's Brazilian Farm Life

 

(Architectural Digest) Lenny Kravitz takes us on a tour of his incredible Brazilian farm compound. Built on an 18th-century coffee plantation, his home is set on a working farm that feeds every guest that comes through. Featuring a Brazilian barbecue, a full-sized football field and 19th-century Portuguese colonial-style farmhouses and outbuildings, it's a wonder Lenny ever wants to leave home.

Massive deforestation increase in Brazil under Bolsonaro

In the first 11 months, Brazilian deforestation has already reached 4,565 sq km (1,762 sq miles), a 15% increase over the same period in the previous year.

Deforestation rose 34% in May compared with the same month a year ago.

Bolsonaro’s office declined to comment, saying questions would be addressed by the environment ministry.

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