• food shortages March 30, 2022 2:10 pm

    Ukraine War's Food Crisis Is Now the Worst Since WWII, UN Food Chief Says

    David Beasley warned Tuesday the war in Ukraine has created “a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” and will have a global impact.

  • Cuba April 8, 2021 3:12 am

    Cuban Cooks Overcome Shortages With Ingenuity on Facebook

    If you don’t have potato, use malanga root. If you can’t find zucchini, replace it with cucumber. Maybe peanuts in place of beans at times. Those are the sort of tips Yuliet Colón and other cooks are offering fellow Cubans via Facebook as they cope with ever-evolving shortages during a time of pandemic, sanctions and local economic woes....

  • food October 6, 2019 5:45 pm

    Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle

    Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and schools. Opposition leaders and thousands of supporters are demanding the...

  • United States July 8, 2019 8:06 pm

    Central America's Choice: Pray for Rain or Migrate

    Migration to the United States from Honduras and its neighboring “northern triangle” countries — El Salvador and Guatemala — has climbed in recent years. The reasons are complex, including poverty, unemployment and violence, NBC News reports. But the increase in migration also coincides with a drought, which began in 2014, and those living in Central America’s so-called dry corridor, which...

  • food July 5, 2019 2:06 am

    UN: 5,287 Killings in Venezuela Security Operations in 2018

    Venezuela’s government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of “resistance to authority,” the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a “shockingly high” number of extrajudicial killings. Michelle Bachelet’s report focusing on the last 18 months follows her trip to the troubled South American country last month and draws upon over 550 interviews conducted...

  • food July 9, 2019 12:27 pm

    AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

    Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business leaders analyzes nine different ways artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce gas emissions that are known to have a negative effect on Earth’s atmosphere and four tools to...

  • JUDGE June 8, 2019 8:54 am

    Jailed Citgo Oil Executives Ordered to Stand Trial in Venezuela

    Six American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for 18 months finally got their day in court Friday only to see their hopes of being released dashed. Judge Rosvelin Gil, during a preliminary hearing, accepted prosecutor Aramay Terán’s request that the six employees of Houston-based Citgo stand for trial on corruption charges. No date for the trial to...

  • Facebook May 13, 2019 10:30 pm

    Burgeoning Numbers of Cubans Trying to Enter US Via Mexico

    Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum. The surge over the past several months has been propelled in part by loosened travel restrictions in Central America and deteriorating living conditions...

  • Donald Trump September 10, 2021 6:29 pm

    DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

    As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city. Under a law approved in December, the District of Columbia will require that all of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2032, the most ambitious timetable in...

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2019 10:00 pm

    Pence Says US Wants Maduro Out And ‘All Options' On Table

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power in Venezuela, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options are on the table” — and Russia and others need to step aside. Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada said his country is threatened with war by the...

  • Donald Trump January 24, 2019 11:33 am

    Venezuela's Guaido Leaps From Back-Bench to Center Stage

    The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the U.S-backed, self-declared interim president of Venezuela in just three weeks has been meteoric – and by his own recognition risky. Few Venezuelans had even heard of the fresh-faced, 35-year-old lawmaker when he was plucked from anonymity and named as president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly in early January. The move...

  • Donald Trump January 25, 2019 2:20 am

    Venezuelans Await Maduro Foe's Next Step Amid Power Crisis

    All eyes were on Juan Guaido’s next step after the popular Venezuelan opposition leader declared he was temporarily assuming presidential powers in a high-stakes bid to unseat Nicolas Maduro, whose powerful loyalists went on the offensive Thursday in support of the embattled leader. Guaido has disappeared from public view since swearing before tens of thousands of cheering supporters to uphold...

  • OFFICER January 24, 2019 3:10 pm

    Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido Declares Himself Interim President Amid Protests

    Venezuela’s crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner. For the past two weeks, ever since Maduro took the presidential oath for a second six-year term in the...

  • United States October 31, 2017 11:03 am

    Global Warming Is Hitting People's Health: Medical Study

    Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said. The poor and elderly are most threatened by worsening climate change, but there remains “glimmers of progress” especially after the 2015...

  • Associated Press August 4, 2017 3:28 am

    Showdown Set in Venezuela as New Assembly Prepares for Power

    Venezuela is nearing a showdown, with President Nicolas Maduro vowing to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government and opposition leaders calling for a mass protest to ensure delegates know their arrival is unwelcome. The first meeting of the 545 delegates is expected to convene Friday at the legislative palace in Caracas — only...

  • Cuba April 26, 2017 1:22 pm

    Cuba Weathers Storm in Venezuela, But Future Looks Uncertain

    Cubans are nervously watching Venezuela for signs of a deeper cut in oil shipments, which are paid for with the services of Cuban state doctors on “missions” in poor Venezuelan neighborhoods.

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