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Chris Arsenault

Chris Arsenault is a senior online producer with Al Jazeera English specialising in Latin America, natural resources and environmental conflict. He has held the Wolfson Press Fellowship at Cambridge University, The Phil Lind Fellowship at the University of British Columbia and has reported from: Venezuela, Mexico, Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Jordan, the US, Guatemala, Canada and Brazil.

Fidel Castro

Obituary: Fidel Castro

The iconic leader known as El Jefe outlasted 10 US presidents and, for better or worse, transformed Cuba.

War & Conflict

Climate change, food shortages, and conflict in Mali

Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.

War & Conflict

ISIL food hijack fuels debate over aid transparency

The problem of armed groups commandeering food is a sensitive topic for charities around the world.

Human Rights

Bailing out a foreign food company in DRC

European taxpayer funds save Canadian Congo plantation paying workers $1 a day, as backers say the move creates jobs.

Environment

Thirty percent of the world's food wasted

An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted annually as 800 million people go hungry.

Politics

Colombia peace talks in peril ahead of vote

Sunday's runoff presidential vote could spark a return to outright conflict that has claimed 215,000 lives.

Business & Economy

Pablo Escobar tours entice Colombia visitors

'Colombia: The only danger is wanting to stay,' tourism promoters say, challenging stereotypes of drugs and violence.

Latin America

Explosive history defused in rural Colombia

Landmines continue to blight rural areas in Colombia following years of conflict, but calm is returning to some regions.

Politics

Analysis: Why leftists don't win in Colombia

Despite deep inequality and South America's leftward tilt, Colombia's voters consistently favour conservatives.

Latin America

Zuluaga wins first round of Colombia election

Two conservatives - current president Juan Manuel Santos and Oscar Zuluaga - will face off again in a runoff in June.

Americas

Polls close in tight Colombia election

Tightly contested campaign in Latin America's fourth largest economy dominated by scandals and security issues.

Politics

Five reasons to care about Colombia's polls

Arms dealers, coffee drinkers and potential holidaymakers, take note.