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Peru’s Operation Mercury stopped most illegal gold mining in one biodiversity hotspot in the Amazon. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is a lifeline for many who live in Madre de Dios, a region in southeastern Peru, where poverty is high and jobs are scarce. But the economic development in this part of the Amazon basin comes at a cost, as it causes deforestation, build up of sediment in rivers, and […]

Posted inUS

When American democracy is weakened, faith in the U.S. as an ally falters

January 4, 2022 – A new study finds that foreign interference in an American election can reduce faith abroad in the United States as an effective and trustworthy ally, suggesting that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election had some international ramifications. The results are published in the European Journal of International Relations. “Much of the literature […]

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