Latin America’s Version of the EU Is Useless

America 08/26/18, 04:52

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but a pen doesn’t do much good in a knife fight. Likewise, plentiful words and posturing from the Organization of American States (OAS) have brought nothing to Nicaraguans and Venezuelans, as they suffer ...

Brazilian Border Town Residents Drive out Venezuelan Immigrants

America 08/26/18, 04:26

BRASILIA—Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Aug. 18 after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said. The demonstrations forced hundreds of Venezuelans to flee ...

Drenching Rains Close Roads, Prompt Rescues in Pennsylvania

Asia & Pacific 08/14/18, 09:15

DARBY, Pa.—Overnight rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Aug. 13, closing down a heavily traveled interstate and sending water into homes in the mountainous coal regions. State highway and emergency management officials reported numerous closed ...

Fishing Boat Runs Aground, Fuel Removal Planned

Asia & Pacific 08/14/18, 09:10

Several agencies are cooperating to make sure a 56-foot fishing boat that ran aground early Sunday morning near Natural Bridges State Beach off the Santa Cruz County coast will not become an environmental problem, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The captain ...

British Woman’s Long-Lost Mother May Be in Canada

Europe 08/14/18, 08:55

Vanessa Joseph thinks her mom, who she hasn’t seen for decades, could be living in Calgary or Vancouver Vanessa Joseph hopes with all her heart that her mother lives in Canada. She believes that would make it easier to find her, ...

Brazil Has Not Learnt Her Lesson

America 08/14/18, 08:42

Just when you think Brazil has turned the corner and rejected a corrupt political class, you find out the slate of presidential candidates for October’s national elections. The most popular candidate is a convicted criminal ex-president in prison, with a ...

All Eyes on China’s FX Reserves

China 08/14/18, 08:41

China’s foreign-exchange reserves rose modestly in July, which caught many analysts by surprise, given the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. Foreign-exchange (FX) reserves increased by $5.8 billion to $3.1 trillion, according to figures from the People’s Bank ...

Romanian Government Faces Renewed Pressure After Protest Clashes

Europe 08/14/18, 08:34

Romania’s government faces renewed pressure over its controversial overhaul of the judiciary after hundreds of protesters who oppose the changes were injured in clashes with riot police, the first time demonstrations that began 1 1/2 years ago have turned violent. Tear ...