• by Michael Lerner By failing to pay $3mn in dues, Venezuela lost U.N. voting rights, and default looms.Americas,default,Nicolas Maduro,oil,sovereign debt,U.N.,Venezuela,Michael Lerner

    Source: Cristóbal Alvarado Minic/flickr
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    by Michael Lerner The U.S. will accept an unspecified number of people fleeing gang violence as refugees.Americas,U.S.,deportation,El Salvador,gang violence,Guatemala,Honduras,Illegal immigration,refugees,zika virus,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 15, 2016, 5:24 PM EST
  • Dry Lake Poopó, Bolivia. Source: Stockholm International Water Institute/flickr.

    by Michael Lerner Poverty is declining as GDP grows over 5%, but environmental harm is on the rise.Americas,Bolivia,Climate change,economic growth,Evo Morales,Lake Poopó,Lake Titicaca,mining,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 07, 2016, 4:40 PM EST
  • Flooding in Paraguay. Source: GNDR/flickr

    by Michael Lerner While hosting a MercoSur summit, Paraguay was hit by a two-day strike and flooding.Americas,flooding,Horacio Cartes,MERCOSUR,Paraguay,Paraguay river,SEN,strike,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 23, 2015, 12:20 PM EST