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Swiss customs tracks importation of Russian gold worth $200M

Jun. 24, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss customs authorities said Friday that they are tracking about 3 tons of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from Britain last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine. ...

Colombian voters elect country's first Black vice president

Jun. 20, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Colombia's voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone — electing the country's first Black vice president. When former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro takes office as...

California Negro Bar recreation area to get new name

Jun. 17, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's State Park and Recreation Commission voted on Friday to temporarily rename a lakeside recreation area called Negro Bar while a new name is chosen. The historic park will be called Black Miners Bar, the commission said in a 7-0 vote. ...

US sanctions Nicaraguan gold mining firm over ties to Russia

Jun. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. imposed sanctions Friday on Nicaragua’s state-owned gold mining company and the president of its board of directors in part over the Central American nation's ties to Russia. The sanctions were imposed against the Nicaraguan Mining Co., known by the...

Thieves make off with 20 freight containers at Mexican port

Jun. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves broke into a freight storage area at the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo and stole 20 freight containers loaded with partly refined gold and silver ore and television sets, the Mexican Employers Federation said Monday. José Medina Mora, president of...

Groups file new lawsuit to stop Idaho gold mine drilling

Jun. 03, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws in approving exploratory drilling by a Canadian company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park, two environmental groups said. The Idaho Conservation League and Greater...

Immersed in crisis, Peru neglects Amazon's destruction

Jun. 02, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Peru has descended into one of the worst political crises in its history and protection of its Amazon rainforest is failing, according to a report published Thursday. Peru is home to the second-largest portion of the Amazon rainforest after Brazil. The country had pledged to...

Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas

May. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and have repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas. ...

Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media

May. 07, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline for generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his. Instead,...

US says superyacht owned by Russian oligarch seized in Fiji

May. 05, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A superyacht that American authorities say is owned by a Russian oligarch previously sanctioned for alleged money laundering has been seized by law enforcement in Fiji, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. A judge in Fiji earlier in the week permitted...