poverty

Brazil’s Border Streets Flood with Venezuelan Children Scavenging for Food

Starving Venezuelans fleeing across the border to Brazil have become a common sight around the dumpsters of the country’s biggest border cities, sending their children to find edible garbage to survive. The images, mirroring the reality in their home country, have triggered a backlash among the local population, Brazilian outlet Globo reported on Wednesday.

A boy carries two pineapples he found in the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. (Fernando Llano/AP)

Thousands of Filipinos Arrested in Duterte’s War on Loitering

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs had already been a source of great controversy for years when he suddenly announced a new crusade in June: a war on loitering. Those who fear authoritarian rule were dismayed to discover squads of police combing the streets of Manila each night and rounding up thousands of people who couldn’t provide a good enough explanation for why they were out after dark.

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Source: Hamas Orders Members To Avoid Military Escalation With Israel

Hamas members fear that a military escalation is on the horizon thanks to the financial crisis in the Gaza Strip brought on in part by the Palestinian Authority’s freeze on payments to thousands of its employees in Gaza and Israel’s cessation of electricity payments on behalf of the Gaza Strip.

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Before and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America

President Obama has spent his final months in office giving juvenile speeches full of excuses for why nothing bad since 2009 was his fault, while everything good was his personal handiwork. In truth, everyone paying attention can see the signs of a diminished America. A new Gallup poll finds Americans believing their country slid backwards in 14 out of 19 policy domains, with the worst deterioration in the national debt, crime, income inequality, and race relations. Here is the state of America after eight years of Obama.

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