Peru’s New Cocaine

Peru’s New Cocaine

GOLD HAS BECOME SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST ILLICIT COMMODITY Peru has the second-largest amount of rain forest in the world, but swaths of it are rapidly disappearing. Illegal gold mining—farmers digging up ore and selling it on the black market, so that it may eventually...
What are UNFCCC and COP20?

What are UNFCCC and COP20?

The United Nations will hold COP20, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), starting December 1st in Lima, Peru. This conference is a precursor for the COP21 in Paris, 2015, in which...