Judi Lynn started the topic Thousands camp in Guatemala as Mexico blocks migrant path in the forum Foreign Affairs 10 hours ago
Sonia Perez D and Maria Verza, Associated Press
Updated 3:32 pm CST, Sunday, January 19, 2020
TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala was open again for business Sunday, but few migrants crossed after a failed attempt by thousands of Central Americans to barge through the previous d…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic US VP Pence honors Martin Luther King Jr. at church service in the forum Latest Breaking News 10 hours ago
Updated 5:33 pm CST, Sunday, January 19, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee.
Pence spoke at the Holy City Church of God in Memphis the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader.
“I’m here to pay a…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic King Day in SC drawing Democratic presidential hopefuls in the forum Latest Breaking News 10 hours ago
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
Updated 1:02 am CST, Monday, January 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the first votes are cast in the Democratic presidential contest, the party’s leading hopefuls are splitting their time between the critical early-voting states South Carolina and Iowa at events celebrating Martin Luther K…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Mexico Takes Action on Coup in Bolivia and on CELAC in the forum Foreign Affairs 11 hours ago
JANUARY 17, 2020
by W. T. WHITNEY
Mexico’s government intervened recently in two difficult situations beyond its borders. One is turmoil in Bolivia following a U.S. – assisted coup. The other is about renewing the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). At issue there is regional integration and independence.
Bolivian Pre…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic The Trump Administration Is Giving Family Planning Funds to a Network of Anti-Abortion Clinics in the forum Good Reads 12 hours ago
The Obria clinics refuse to provide contraception and are determined to make America chaste again.
STEPHANIE MENCIMERJANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 ISSUE
When I walked into the Obria clinic in Whittier, California, one evening in July, a woman in a modest floral-print dress organizing bundles of diapers in a back room greeted me hopefully. She thought…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Adorable Tardigrades Have a Surprising, Fatal Weakness in the forum Science and Environment 13 hours ago
By Stephanie Pappas – Live Science Contributor 4 days ago
(Image: © Shutterstock)
Tiny-but-tough tardigrades aren’t as indestructible as previously believed.
These microanimals, which live in both fresh and salt water, are famous for their ability to survive extremes that would kill other organisms. But new research finds that the creatures…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Violent Solar Storms Are Happening Closer to Earth Than Anyone Thought Was Possible in the forum Science and Environment 13 hours ago
By Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer 4 days ago
The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
This aurora was captured on camera from the International Space Station in June 2017.
(Image: © NASA)
The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic 50 Graves of Slaves Who Toiled at a Roman Villa Unearthed in England in the forum Science and Environment 14 hours ago
By Laura Geggel – Associate Editor 3 days ago
Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the graves of 50 enslaved workers who labored at an elite Roman villa just under 2,000 years ago in what is now southern England.
These burials date to the Roman period in the United Kingdom, from about A.D. 43 to A.D. 410. Many of the deceased were buried…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Brazil’s Far-Right Government Backed Terror Plot Against Venezuela, Top Newspaper Reveals in the forum Foreign Affairs 16 hours ago
January 19, 2020 Ben Norton
Brazil’s extreme Bolsonaro government backed an attack on Venezuela in a plot to overthrow its elected president. The shocking terror operation has received no coverage in mainstream US media.
By Ben Norton
Brazil’s far-right government helped support military attacks on Venezuela in hopes of inciting a coup and vio…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Afro-Colombian women are risking their lives to defend their communities in the forum Foreign Affairs 18 hours ago
By Duncan Tucker, Americas Media Manager at Amnesty International
9 January 2020, 11:49 UTC
Danelly Estupiñán will never forget the first threat she received. The text message arrived at 5:35pm on 30 November 2015, saying: “Danelly, your end has come”. Hours later, during a phone call with a friend, a distorted voice appeared on the line,…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Drug cartel members tunnel way out of Paraguay prison in the forum Foreign Affairs 18 hours agoOfficials believed complicit in escape of at least 75 prisoners, including members of notorious Brazilian gang
Judi Lynn started the topic Branded beer and baseball caps as drug lord El Chapo’s family cash in in the forum Foreign Affairs 18 hours ago
Sun 19 Jan 2020 04.35 EST
Just months after the conviction of the Mexican narco-lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for drug trafficking and control of a murderous criminal enterprise – the Sinaloa cartel – comes a new beer: El Chapo lager.
Mexico’s thirst for a good cerveza is matched only by the apparently unquenchable one for El…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Venezuela’s Juan Guaido in Colombia to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the forum Foreign Affairs 19 hours ago
BY JOSHUA GOODMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted January 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has traveled to Colombia to participate alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counter-terrorism meeting — a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country’s legitimate lead…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Internet of Supreme Court magistrate investigating Uribe tampered with: report in the forum Foreign Affairs 20 hours ago
by Adriaan Alsema January 19, 2020
The Supreme Court magistrate investigating Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe may have been the victim of illegal spying practices since April last year, Noticias Uno reported Saturday.
According to the news website, the prosecution has been investigating the entry of five armed and masked men in the m…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Reservations brace for winter storms amid slow recovery in the forum Good Reads 22 hours ago
Stephen Groves, Associated Press
Updated 10:06 am CST, Saturday, January 18, 2020
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Snow blanketed the living room of Erna Shepard’s home the morning after a storm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
“I’m going to freeze,” she said.
It’s been 10 months since the “bomb cyclone” that dumped the snow and rain that Shepa…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Trump’s Defense Team Calls Impeachment Charges ‘Brazen’ as Democrats Make Legal Case in the forum Good Reads 1 day ago
Michael D. Shear and Nicholas Fandos 4 hrs ago
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s legal defense team strenuously denied on Saturday that he had committed impeachable acts, denouncing the charges against him as a “brazen and unlawful” attempt to cost him re-election as House Democrats laid out in meticulous detail their case that he should be removed…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic He was saying bad things about US: Donald Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's death in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
Donald Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from the White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.
January 19, 2020UPDATED: January 19, 2020 11:15 IST
US President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the US drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a…[Read more]
Judi Lynn started the topic Virginia's top House Republican warns 'white supremacist garbage' to stay away from gun rally in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 day ago
JANUARY 18, 2020 / 9:24 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGOBrad Brooks, Gabriella Borter
5 MIN READ
(Reuters) – Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw th…[Read more]
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