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Palm oil plantations are under pressure to prove they’re sustainable — but the process can have devastating effects on local communities and the plantations themselves

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Mass production of palm oil around the world has been linked to widespread destruction of rainforests, pollution, and human rights violations. Some palm plantations are deemed sustainable, but getting certification can take years and it can cost $US17,000 a year to get audited. In Guatemala, the arrival of palm […]
Palm oil plantations are under pressure to prove they’re sustainable — but the process can have devastating effects on local communities and the plantations themselves
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Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history

The Trump administration last week appointed Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela to spearhead its efforts against Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian government. Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. There appear to be fears among […]
Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American history