Americas and Caribbean

  • COLOMBIA ON FIRE

    - Dec 3, 2019
    POPAYÁN, Colombia—This nation known as the “Gateway to South America” has become the latest Latin American state to be shaken by widespread, anti-government demonstrations. More than 200,000 marchers turned out across Colombia on November 21 to protest...
  • MORALES MADE BOLIVIA A BETTER PLACE

    - Dec 3, 2019
    President Evo Morales at the inauguration of new buildings in a housing project in 2016. The indigenous Aymara artist Roberto Mamani Mamani painted murals over a building facade. Evo Morales stepped down from the Bolivian presidency on Nov....
  • CHILE PROTESTS CRASH COPPER

    - Dec 3, 2019
    The Codelco Chuquicamata open pit copper mine near is being replaced by an underground mine at the same site as part of a $20 billion upgrade plan.  Codelco’s standing as the world’s top copper producer is increasingly...
  • ARGENTINE MIDDLE FINGER TO IMF

    - Dec 3, 2019
    Peronist Alberto Fernandez was chosen as Argentina’s next president in the country’s general election on October 27, 2019 Argentina’s leftist president-elect Alberto Fernandez said Tuesday he would renounce the remaining $11 billion tranche of the country’s...
  • THE EVANGELICALS WHO BELIEVE TRUMP WAS CHOSEN BY GOD

    - Dec 2, 2019
    By Brad Christerson and Richard Flory In a recent interview with Fox News, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry stated that Donald Trump was chosen by God to be president. He said throughout history God had picked “imperfect people” such...
  • TRUMP SCRAPS OBAMA’S DRONE POLICY

    - Mar 16, 2019
    US President Donald Trump revoked a policy on March 13th that required the Central Intelligence Agency to account for civilian deaths from drone strikes. The move reversed a two-year-old order by his predecessor Barack Obama, who...
  • COLOMBIA’S FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS FIGHT FOR LEVEL FIELD

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Its not just the US Women’s team that is fighting for gender equality Sara Pulecio, who played for Colombia’s soccer club La Equidad, controls the ball during a soccer clinic for professional female players in Bogota,...
  • SMALL TOWN IN MINNESOTA BEATS OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    - Mar 16, 2019
    When a patient comes into the St. Gabriel’s emergency room with a 10-year-old prescription for painkillers, they aren’t just cut off cold turkey; a plan is created to taper them down to a safe dose. When...
  • THE SPY WHO WENT BACK INTO THE COLD

    - Jan 11, 2019
    Dimitri Simes was a KGB agent for 45 years, but now he has skipped town to evade an FBI investigation For decades he has been one of the leading commentators on Russia in the US. Henry...
  • THE QUIET SPY AT THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING

    - Jan 10, 2019
    The most senior FSB agent at the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower could have been the one that is talked about the least: Irakly Kaveladze. The June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald...