Stories about Economics & Business from January, 2017
Against a backdrop of legal complexities and state repression, a Mapuche community in Patagonia is fighting against the Italian textile giant Benetton to regain ownership of their ancestral lands.
"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
What are "love hotels"? And why do they have such strange and whimsical names?
Nickelodeon Won’t Get Its Underwater Theme Park in the Philippines, If Environmentalists Have Their Say
"For a channel that targets children, Nickelodeon is setting a terrible example to the younger generation by taking away their right to enjoy our natural resources," says one critic.
In Bhutan, chilies are considered something transcendent — they're a way of life. Recently, however, a controversial import ban has skyrocketed prices on this staple food.