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  • Los Nuevos Narcotesoros

    Univision News’ Investigative Unit, presents an in-depth report on the devastating consequences of illegal mining by organized crime in Latin America, taking viewers inside a criminal world where mafias that formerly only trafficked drugs are now exploiting the mineral resources of Mexico, Colombia and Peru to finance their operations and expand their power. Taking its cameras from the Mexican states of Michoacán and Guerrero to different regions of Colombia and the Peruvian Amazon, “Nuevos Narcotesoros” delivers a compelling account of how violent criminal organizations are taking over the extraction of gold and iron ore and victimizing entire communities by extorting, torturing and killing miners who do not conform to their demands, as well as gaining control of local governments through violence and bribery.
  • Seizing the Moment: Steelmakers' Troubles Create an Opening For an Iron-Ore Giant

    The Wall Street Journal examines opportunities to buy cheap in a sinking economy. The story focuses on Cleveland business climate, and the steel industry in particular. The article points to acquisitions of cash-strapped companies by other having the money for new operations, but also finds that the risk is high. "Those that have the resources often don;t have the stomach to buy much of anything, regardless of its long-term potential," the Journal reports.