There is a corporate monster in the making: a conglomeration of two Big Agriculture entities, Monsanto and Syngenta. If allowed to consolidate, the first- and third-largest biotech companies will gain near complete control of the global food supply.
Mega hydroelectric projects threaten to displace Indigenous communities in Guatemala, and are often accompanied by violent state repression. However, Indigenous peoples are seeking alternative forms of development that allow them to stay on their land and use their resources as they see fit.
Political analyst and journalist Dimitri Lascaris has closely monitored developments in Greece during the economic crisis. In this interview, he discusses the Greek election results, voter behavior and why the breakaway Popular Unity Party failed to enter parliament.