Gold miners have made the Ecuadorian town of Zaruma rich. But the mine tunnels are causing buildings to collapse and the mining is polluting the environment. Ninety mines have been closed. What should happen next?
After surviving the Holocaust, he founded the film company CCC in postwar Berlin. Film producer Artur "Atze" Brauner celebrates his 100th birthday and nearly as many film hits, from "Europa Europa" to "Old Shatterhand."
Strict laws, high taxes: Africa's governments are looking more closely at foreign mining companies. In future, more locals will benefit from the extraction of raw materials. But the strategies are controversial.
The new leaks of financial records illustrate how powerful individuals and companies across Africa use offshore havens to not only avoid paying taxes, but also to hide bribery and illegal dealings.
Colombia teems with birds, but until recently fighting between the government and guerilla groups scared visitors away. Now, former war zones are fast becoming bird-watching hotspots. And that could help preserve them.
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