Amazon.com was once only an online bookstore created in 1995. It soon diversified into selling many other products and services internationally.
Jeff Bezos founded the business from his garage in Seattle, Washington and currently operates as the CEO. By market share and revenue, Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, with a 2014 sales revenues totaling $88.99 billion (roughly 80 billion euros). This is a collection of DW's latest content related to Amazon.com.
The city of Abaetetuba is in Brazil's flood-prone Amazon delta. Rapid urban expansion there means some neighborhoods have essentially been built atop water-logged embankments rather than on solid land. Residents fear it's only a matter of time before the ground beneath their homes collapses.
For more than 25 years, people from the Ecuadorian Amazon have been fighting for compensation after oil extraction contaminated the environment and caused severe health problems. Though an Ecuadorian court orderd Chevron to pay $9.5 billion in compensation, toxic soil and water continue to impact people's lives