Americas and Caribbean

  • TRUMP SCRAPS OBAMA’S DRONE POLICY

    - Mar 16, 2019
    US President Donald Trump revoked a policy on March 13th that required the Central Intelligence Agency to account for civilian deaths from drone strikes. The move reversed a two-year-old order by his predecessor Barack Obama, who...
  • COLOMBIA’S FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS FIGHT FOR LEVEL FIELD

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Its not just the US Women’s team that is fighting for gender equality Sara Pulecio, who played for Colombia’s soccer club La Equidad, controls the ball during a soccer clinic for professional female players in Bogota,...
  • SMALL TOWN IN MINNESOTA BEATS OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    - Mar 16, 2019
    When a patient comes into the St. Gabriel’s emergency room with a 10-year-old prescription for painkillers, they aren’t just cut off cold turkey; a plan is created to taper them down to a safe dose. When...
  • THE SPY WHO WENT BACK INTO THE COLD

    - Jan 11, 2019
    Dimitri Simes was a KGB agent for 45 years, but now he has skipped town to evade an FBI investigation For decades he has been one of the leading commentators on Russia in the US. Henry...
  • THE QUIET SPY AT THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING

    - Jan 10, 2019
    The most senior FSB agent at the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower could have been the one that is talked about the least: Irakly Kaveladze. The June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald...
  • BRAZIL’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FIGHT BACK AGAINST BOLSONARO

    - Jan 9, 2019
    Germany and Brazil have a long history of partnering on environmental protection. But President Jair Bolsonaro’s stances on Brazil’s indigenous people and their lands threaten the progress that has been made. “Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio...
  • TRUMP SPEWS INCOMPREHENSIBLE NONSENSE

    - Jan 9, 2019
    By JUAN COLE “A Commentary on the words that spewed from Trump’s mouth at his news conference during a cabinet meeting on January 2, 2019,” or, “A Ph.D. who has been teaching at a public Ivy...
  • BRISTOL-MYERS TO FACE SUIT OVER US SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT IN GUATEMALA

    - Jan 9, 2019
    A US federal judge has ruled pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s medical experiment that saw hundreds of Guatemalans...
  • THE US ROOTS OF HONDURAN MIGRATION

    - Oct 31, 2018
    Hondurans fleeing poverty and violence — who make up most of the participants of a “caravan” estimated at between 7,000 and 8,000 people — are slowly moving through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United...
  • AFGHANISTAN: “2010 WANTS ITS TALKING POINTS BACK”

    - Oct 30, 2018
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford insists that the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan is showing results, but one reporter said Dunford’s remarks don’t pass the smell test. The tense exchange came while...