Cambodia’s rich wildlife is dying at a rate faster than anywhere else in the world largely due to the army’s participation in the billion-dollar black market for timber, and impunity for the murderers of environmental activists, Deutsche Welle reported Monday.
An international anti-corruption watchdog blamed several high ranking Honduran politicians and businessmen Tuesday for violence against environmental activists who stood in the way of their businesses.
The once-lush woods have been turned into a graveyard of stumps. Once extending from northern Romania to western Ukraine, the last virgin forests in Europe were mercilessly cut down.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis signed a law on Monday defining illegal logging and any action “which endangers the country’s water, forests and lands” as a national security threat, reported Balkan Insight.
Police in Italy have arrested 40 suspected gangsters after capturing unprecedented hidden-camera footage of the ‘Ndrangheta’s infamous organized crime initiation ceremony.
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