Colombia picks 1st leftist president in tight runoff contest

Newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro (C) and his running mate Francia Marquez (R) celebrate at the Movistar Arena in Bogota, on June 19, 2022 after winning the presidential runoff Daniel Munoz | Afp | Getty Images Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly … Read more

GE signs contract to upgrade vast hydropower facility in South America

Straddling the border between Brazil and Paraguay, Itaipu commenced electricity production in 1984. The technological upgrades being planned for the site are set to take 14 years. Tifonimages | Istock | Getty Images GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal that will see it carry out upgrades to the 14 gigawatt Itaipu hydropower plant, a … Read more