Americas
  • Airport workers demanding higher pensions go on a 24-hour strike before a holiday weekend, stranding some 15,000.Americas,ANFDGAC,Chile,José Pérez,pensions,strike,Michael Lerner

    Santiago’s international airport. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI via Getty Images
  • Peru’s Interior Minister supervises the arrival of more than 7 tons of cocaine at the police airport in Lima, on 9/1/14. Getty Images

    Peru detected 222 suspected drug planes entering its airspace in about 3 months, 95% from Bolivia.Americas,Bolivia,Coca,Cocaine,drug trafficking,Evo Morales,Ollanta Humala,Peru,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 26, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT
  • An aerial view of Antarctica, May 7, 2013. GETTY IMAGES

    A new agreement on combined emergency response to natural disasters in Antarctica comes into effect.Americas,Antarctica,Argentina,Argentina–Chile relations,Chile,Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,Tierra del Fuego,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 04, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT
  • Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 17, 2015. EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images

    Brazil's nosediving economy takes Rousseff's approval ratings with it, and a drought doesn't help.Americas,Brazil,Dilma Rousseff,drought,Joaquim Levy,Petrobras,Sao Paulo,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 23, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the National Assembly in Caracas on July 6, 2015. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

    Caracas aggressively claims Guyana's territory of Esequibo, where oil was discovered offshore in May.Americas,David Granger,Esequibo,ExxonMobil,Guyana,Nicolas Maduro,oil,rice,territorial dispute,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 13, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
  • First Nations people attend a ceremony in Halifax, Canada, May 19, 2014. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

    Long-suffering Aboriginal people are mobilizing to significantly influence "at least 51 ridings” in October elections.Americas,36th First Nations Annual General Assembly,Assembly of First Nations,Canada,First Nations,Perry Bellegarde,U.N. Human Rights Committee,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 07, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
  • A prison with a 250 person capacity now holds around 700. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 6/25/15. Mario Tama/Getty Images

    A bill to reduce the criminal age from 18 to 16 was narrowly rejected, but was no panacea anyway.Americas,Brazil,criminal age,Dilma Rousseff,José Eduardo Cardozo,Prison,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 01, 2015, 9:21 AM EDT

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