Plans for a long highway cutting straight through a national park in Bolivia has seen indigenous people up in arms. Others insist the road would make logistics in the country so much easier.
Yellow-spotted river turtle eggs are a delicacy in Peru. Communities who once collected the eggs to eat themselves are now selling them for ever higher prices, pushing the turtles to the brink of extinction.
Germany's transport minister has riled government colleagues by greenlighting "mega-trucks" for regular use. The Environment Ministry says it was not consulted and that the trucks will be a disaster.
The automobile industry builds more and more active security into trucks. Much of it is even required by law. However, the driver can overrule most of the systems - to a certain point.
Rodolfo Illanes has been killed by angry miners after being kidnapped, local media reported. Tensions have run high amid protests aimed at countering new mining legislation.
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