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Opposing Strategist: Peru Presidential Frontrunner ‘Chinawoman’ Whose ‘Eyes Are Too Wrinkly’

A policy dispute in Peru’s presidential runoff election turned racially insensitive this week when the campaign advisor for candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called opposing candidate Keiko Fujimori — a Japanese-Peruvian — a “chinawoman” and said her criticism of his policies was because “her eyes have gotten too wrinkly and she can’t read very well.”

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Christian Activists: North Korea ‘Murdered’ Chinese Priest

Christian activists in South Korea say a pastor secretly working with North Korean defectors was “murdered” by Pyongyang’s state agents, demanding the Chinese government find those responsible for his death. They suspect North Korean agents crossed the border into China to commit the crime.

AFP

FARC Terror Leaders March Openly in Cuba’s May Day Parade

The leaders of the world’s wealthiest non-jihadist terrorist organization, the FARC, marched openly alongside thousands forced to carry posters of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro in Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution for Marxist International Workers’ Day celebrations Sunday.

In this Friday, July 31, 2015, a Polar beer vendor makes his last weekend delivery to a liquor store in Caracas, Venezuela. Starting Monday, at least two of Polar's six beer plants is closing temporarily for lack of ingredients, affecting 25% of beer production in a country with one of the highest beer consumption rates in the world. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro blames food and goods shortages on an economic war waged by opposition aligned companies, while economists point to the country's price controls since 2003. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s Largest Beer Producer Shuts Down

Alimentos Polar, the corporation responsible for making 80 percent of Venezuela’s beer supply, has shut down all its beer plants after months of being denied the dollars necessary to buy malted barley for production. The shutdown threatens to completely deplete Venezuela’s beer supply.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro flashes a thumbs up sitting next to Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz during a ceremony marking the 206th anniversary of the call for independence from Spain, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Opposition members are calling for Venezuelans to demonstrate across the country Tuesday to pressure Maduro to leave office. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela’s National Bank Leaves Congressmen Without Pay

The government of Venezuela will not be paying employees of the National Assembly, including the legislators who work there. The socialist government has refused to appropriate funds for their salaries since the pro-democracy opposition swept legislative elections in December.

Reuters

Brazil Nears 100,000 Zika Cases Less Than 100 Days from Olympics

Brazil confirms this week it has documented a staggering 91,387 cases of Zika in 2016, with more than 7,000 cases being pregnant women. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns the number of Zika cases globally is set to increase, though cooling temperatures may finally lower the rates of infection in Brazil itself.