- Sandra Cuffe, “Guatemala’s Growing Palm Oil Industry Fuels Indigenous Land Fight” (Al Jazeera, October 18, 2021).
The Guatemalan palm oil industry, world’s six largest, faces resistance from Indigenous people demanding land rights
- Sam Quinones, “‘I Don’t Know That I Would Even Call It Meth Anymore’” (The Atlantic, October 18, 2021).
Different chemically than it was a decade ago, the drug is creating a wave of severe mental illness and worsening America’s homelessness problem
- Simeon Tegel, “Can Pedro Castillo Save His Presidency?” (Foreign Policy, October 18, 2021).
The Peruvian president’s first months in office have been characterized by chaos, extremism, and—critics say—sheer incompetence
- Valerie Gonzalez, “Immigration Advocates Walk Out of Biden Administration Meeting Over Mpp Restart” (The Monitor, October 18, 2021).
The meeting ended after about eight minutes
- Joshua Goodman, “Venezuela Halts Talks After Maduro Ally’s Extradition to Us” (Associated Press, Associated Press, October 18, 2021).
Venezuela’s government said Saturday it would halt negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witness ever about corruption