Amazon deforestation surges as Brazil fights coronavirus
Brazil has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in South America, but while the country is distracted, the Amazon rainforest has lost over 1,200 square km so far in 2020. This is up 55% from last year.
Bolivia's Evo Morales faces tight election race
Evo Morales, the longest-serving president in South America, is seeking a controversial fourth term in Bolivia's elections on Sunday. But polls suggest the leftist indigenous leader has a tough fight ahead of him.
In Venezuela, the dead no longer rests in peace, no thanks to tomb raiders
In Venezuela, the dead are no longer resting in peace as grave robbers, amid the South American nation’s economic and political crises, now rob graves, looting pieces of jewellery and other valuables. The tomb raiders also exhume bones to sell or use for rituals hoping for good fortune.
Supermarket Aldi recalls sausages in Listeria scare near Hanover
The grocery chain has said that sausages being sold at stores near Hanover may contain the bacteria Listeria. Aldi has also recently come under fire for its business practices regarding produce from South America.