The G7's aid offering was never going to work in Brazil — a place where national pride and claims about lost sovereignty are political dynamite.
The 'incorrect apocalypticism' of reporting on environmental crises — such as that seen in the Amazon — is a mirror of denialism. It's designed to get clicks and feeds anti-democratic politics.
The right-led coup in Venezuela is going to plan so far but, if it's successful, ordinary Venezuelans will not be the beneficiaries.
Previously, this coup would have been nothing more than the straightforward exercise of power in the US backyard. But we live in interesting times...
The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has marked a new stage in recent years' rock-slide towards fascism.
Far-right candidate Bolsonaro remains a firm favourite for victory in the second round of voting in the Brazilian presidential elections. How did this happen?
The co-ordinated right wing attacks against Brazil's Lula is a canary in the coal mine for the rest of the developing world.
Smith & Wesson is having a banner year, showing that there is lots of money to be made in fear. Plus other business tidbits of the day.