A violent Amazon storm in 2005 killed an estimated 441 million to 663 million trees, a new study finds, a much greater number than previously suspected.
The Haiti earthquake has killed at least 10 Brazilian soldiers, according to Brazil's military. Brazil took charge of the peacekeeping force in Haiti in 2004.
After bridge explosions, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Colombia's Alvaro Uribe agree on one thing: current conflict won't be resolved without outside mediation.
Police say the Amazonas congressman and former host of a TV crime show Wallace Souza led a gang to carry out violence to boost ratings and appeal.
Project pays Bolivia for the forests it does not cut - a potential model in the battle against climate change.
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