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lunes, febrero 26, 2018

The Media Really Has Neglected Puerto Rico

While Puerto Rico suffers after Hurricane Maria, much of the U.S. media (FiveThirtyEight not excepted) has been occupied with other things: a health care bill that failed to pass, a primary election in Alabama, and a spatbetween the president and sports players, just to name a few. Last Sunday alone, after President Trump’s tweets about the NFL, the...

Is Ecuador’s ‘Pablo Escobar’ a Member of Colombia’s FARC?

A jailed Ecuadorean drug capo is claiming to be a member of Colombia's demobilized FARCguerrilla group in order to receive judicial benefits offered to former fighters under a 2016 peace agreement. But simply appearing on the FARC's membership list may not be enough to prove association with the group, raising questions about how...


Presidential Determination No. 2017-12 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2018 Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following countries...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2017

  10. Malta Glorious pink and gold sunsets. Sapphire blue waters. Centuries-old cities made of honey-hued stone. Vertiginous white cliffs rising from the sea. This is just a taste of the beauty Malta offers to those who live here. And it’s only one small part of what makes it such...

Medellin vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga: 3 Cities of Eternal Spring

Medellín vs Pereira vs Bucaramanga, which is the best city to live in? Medellín is known as la ciudad de la eterna primavera (the city of eternal spring). But there are two other cities in Colombia with similar climates to Medellín, which can also be called cities of eternal spring: Pereira and...

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff. Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10...

The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask

Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot. An uprising is brewing in Venezuela. Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at...

Pablo Escobar’s top hitman calls on Theresa May to legalise cocaine

Pablo Escobar’s top hitman has called on Theresa May to legalise cocaine and help prevent thousands of drug deaths in Britain. John Jairo Velásquez, also known as ‘Popeye’, argued that the white powder should be dished out in pharmacies where it would be regulated and clean. The once-feared assassin said...
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