The tragedy happened in the South American nation of Guyana, and the girl has been charged as an adult with 19 counts of murder.
On its way from mine to market, illegally-extracted gold is trafficked from Venezuela through Guyana and is bypassing U.S sanctions.
ExxonMobil is losing money for the first time in decades. The company's strategy to turn things around: exploit oil in Guyana, one of South America's poorest countries, accelerating the climate emergency there.
And does it have anything to do with oil?
Migration is one of the defining issues of our time, and few feel it quite like residents of the small South American nation.
Before he was the notorious head of a murder-suicide cult, the Indiana preacher was a socialist who fought Jim Crow.
Belize media is calling it the "crime of the decade," but nobody seems totally sure who the supposed murderer actually is.
The World Health Organization says that the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to abnormal births in Brazil, will likely spread to all countries in the continent except Canada and Chile. The US has yet to report a homegrown case of Zika.
Venezuela has renewed its claim that it is the rightful owner of oil-rich territory in neighboring Guyana, and has allegedly deployed troops and military equipment to the border.
Critics of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have decried the revival of the territorial claim as a farce that is meant to distract Venezuelans from their country’s economic crisis.
The Wapichana community in Guyana is learning to use the tech to monitor the local area.