Multinational mining giant Vale S.A.'s dam near the Brazilian town of Brumadinho broke in January, flooding the area with toxic mudslides. These are the stories of those who survived.
The private sector has long been the bad guy in environmental stories. But with Brazil's president overseeing rapid deforestation, big companies could get a second act as eco-champions.
The former Peruvian president, who killed himself on Wednesday, was among a broader trend of leftist leaders drifting toward the center—and toward corruption.
Edir Macedo has a church, a bank, a TV channel, and a Moses complex. And with the election of Jair Bolsonaro, he has emerged as the country’s most controversial kingmaker.