Hard Numbers: 3,000 Years in a Brazilian Jail
3,281: Brazilian judges have meted out at least 3,281 years of prison time as a part of the five-year Lava Jato ("Car Wash") anti-corruption campaign, which has seen 162 people, including 16 politicians, convicted of crimes, according to The Economist.
1.4 million: At least 1.4 million people in Mexico and Central America could be forced from their homes over the next three decades because of climate change, according to the World Bank, possibly spurring a major regional migration crisis.
20: Speaking of climate change, geopolitical competition in the Arctic is warming up as the ice caps melt. Russia is out front staking claims to new shipping lanes and mineral deposits. And why not? The country already derives 20 percent of its GDP from the Arctic, whether through extraction or shipping.732,000: Venezuela produced just 732,ooo barrels of oil per day in March, its lowest level since the Second World War. Embattled President Nicolás Maduro continues to maintain his improbable grip on power, despite growing internal and external pressure on him to step down.