Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images photo at The Guardian (UK). Caption: “A Brazilian army soldier patrols the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 11 October 2017 by graffiti that reads in Portuguese “Welcome to Syria”.”

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October 24, 2017


Mr. Macri said he would call the country’s governors, key lawmakers and leaders in the judiciary to accelerate progress on labor and tax policy overhauls


Rio’s much-lauded programme to pacify favelas run for decades by drug gangs, by installing armed police bases, is in a state of collapse

Central America Regional

Root out corruption in the Central American ruling class, and the gangs and crooks will go down with it


Ese pulso lo lidera la Coordinadora de Cultivadores de Coca, Amapola y Marihuana, Coccam, una organización afín a la Farc que nació este año como vocera de los cocaleros

El 57 % de las personas que son optimistas frente a las negociaciones han presenciado homicidios en su barrio durante el último año, pero se inclinan por soluciones preventivas


After the Thursday deadline passes, each sample will be tested on several criteria

Guerrero es el estado donde se han cometido más homicidios dolosos en lo que va del año, con mil 726 carpetas iniciadas por ese delito


La idea que surgió en el 2012 entre los presidentes Vladimir Putin y Daniel Ortega finalmente fue cristalizada


Many Venezuelans would still rather cast their ballot for the socialists than for the opposition

Many Venezuelans expected that all 23 states would be in government hands—until Monday afternoon

After the regional ballot, the coalition said none of its winning candidates would “kneel” before the pro-Maduro Constituent Assembly body

Western Hemisphere Regional

While the current opioid crisis has received significant attention, other drugs of abuse remain prevalent. These include methamphetamine, cocaine, new psychoactive substances (NPS), and marijuana

Having rejected its demogogues just a few years ago, the region is now poised to welcome them back