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Mexico's cartels are experimenting with control of another part of the cocaine trade

Mexican marines burn more than 400 kg of cocaine seized in the port city of Veracruz, January, 16, 2018. VICTORIA RAZO/AFP via Getty Images Mexico's military destroyed a small coca plantation in February, the third one found since 2014. It was another sign that Mexican criminal groups are pursuing more control of the cocaine trade. But a number of factors will prevent those cartels from cultivating the drug on their home turf. See more stories on Insider's business page. MEXICO - M...
Tags: Mexico, US, International, Trends, Drug Trafficking, Cocaine, Colombia, South America, DEA, Honduras, Longmire, Guatemala, Drug Smuggling, Bolivia, Chiapas, Veracruz


The power of conformity: How good people do evil things

After World War II, many psychologists wanted to address the question of how it was that people could go along with the evil deeds of fascist regimes.Solomon Asch's experiment alarmingly showed just how easily we conform and how susceptible we are to group influence.People often will not only sacrifice truth and reason to conformity but also their own health and sense of right and wrong. It's the last question of the quiz, and Chloë knows the answer: it's Bolivia. Yes, it's definitely Bolivia....
Tags: Psychology, Germany, Innovation, Oxford, Panama, Bolivia, Shaun, Chloe, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Zimbardo, Asch, Philip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Jonny Thomson, John Darley


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates


The ‘forgotten’ people picking your Brazil nuts – for a fraction of the price

Rich profits from the prized nut have failed to benefit those finding them. Now cooperatives hope to shake up the systemOn a steamy March morning, Edivan Kaxarari walks with a few other villagers in single file down a trail in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil’s Rondônia state, near the border with Bolivia.His sister-in-law Cleiciana carries her 11-month-old son in one arm and a rifle in the other, and his brother Edson clears the path ahead with a machete. It is hunting season for the seeds of th...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Global development, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Bolivia, Edson, Rondônia, Edivan Kaxarari, Cleiciana


The Latest: Virus cases rise in southwestern Chinese city

By The Associated Press BEIJING — COVID-19 cases in the southwestern Chinese city of Ruili bordering on Myanmar have now topped 100. That comes as authorities have launched an aggressive campaign to vaccinate all 300,000 residents of the city, whose outbreak is something of an anomaly in a country that has all-but eliminated local transmission of the virus. The National Health Commission reported an additional 20 cases on Monday, five of them in which the persons showed no symptoms. The cases we...
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This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming. This is not art: It’s an aerial view of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Environment, Bolivia, Countries, Jackson Pollock, Parts, Plastic Pollution, Oruro Bolivia, Mark Rothko, Limbert, Video Gaming, Uru, Disaster Accident, Oruro Department, Desaguadero River


Sao Paolo exhumes old graves to make room for COVID burials

By Eduardo Simeos and Amanda Perobelli | Reuters SAO PAULO – Brazil’s biggest city on Thursday sped up efforts to empty old graves, making room for a soaring number of COVID-19 deaths as Sao Paulo city hall registered record daily burials this week. Gravediggers in the Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery in the city’s northern reaches worked in white hazmat suits to open the tombs of people buried years ago, bagging decomposed remains for removal to another location. Relocating remains is standard i...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Chile, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Bolivia, Sao Paulo, Reuters, Jake, Sao Paolo, Brazil Chile, National Medical Association, Jair Bolsonaro


US Questions Legality of Bolivian Arrests of Ex-Officials

The United States says it is concerned about increasingly ″anti-democratic behavior and the politicization of the legal system” in Bolivia following the arrests of officials from the country’s former interim government.
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Central & South America: COVID travel restrictions

Central & South America COVID-19 Flight Restrictions Argentina March 24, 2021 All data shown below is for U.S. passengers travelling from the U.S. (14-day clean travel history). For all other mission scenarios, contact Universal Trip Support. Ask your Universal Trip Support team for a Feasibility Guide to get detailed intelligence for your destination of interest. Travelers from variant virus hotspots – Many countries are restricting entry for travelers who have visited a variant vir...
Tags: Asia, Europe, US, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Aviation, Venezuela, South America, Caa, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica


Young mothers pin hopes on the American dream – in pictures

Dozens of families pass daily through the Brownsville immigration depot in Texas, nearly all women with small children, telling the same story. They make their way north from Central America through Mexico hoping for jobs in the US that are often on the bottom rung of the economic ladder, but better than anything back home, and leaving leaving behind endemic violence. Paul Handley documents their plight Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, Guatemala, Central America, Bolivia, Brownsville, Paul Handley


Mexico to OAS: Stop Interfering in Bolivia's Internal Affairs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Foreign Ministry criticized the Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday for what it described as...
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Mexico to OAS: Stop Interfering in Internal Affairs of Bolivia

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign ministry on Wednesday sharply criticized the Organization of American States (OAS) for what it described...
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Bolivia's Detained Former President Anez Taken to Hospital

By Danny Ramos and Monica MachicaoLA PAZ/SANTA CRUZ (Reuters) - Bolivian former president Jeanine Anez was taken to hospital on Wednesday from the...
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Bolivia's Detained Former President Anez Taken Ill in Prison

By Danny Ramos and Monica MachicaoLA PAZ (Reuters) - The daughter of former Bolivian president Jeanine Anez raised concerns about her mother's...
Tags: Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, Monica MachicaoLA PAZ Reuters, Danny Ramos


Cycle of retribution takes Bolivia's ex-president from palace to prison cell

Jeanine Áñez’s government once sought to jail the country’s former leader Evo Morales for terrorism and sedition – now she faces the same chargesIt was November 2019, just days after Evo Morales had abandoned Bolivia’s presidency and fled into exile, and the country’s newly installed interior minister was making no effort to hide his glee.“Any terrorist should spend the rest of their life in prison,” Arturo Murillo gloated during an interview in his recently occupied chambers, vowing to put the ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Bolivia, Evo Morales, Jeanine Añez, Arturo Murillo


Bolivians Take to the Streets to Protest Political Arrests

LA PAZ/SANTA CRUZ (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people in cities across Bolivia took to the streets on Monday night to protest against the...
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Bolivia: Left’s overwhelming win a sharp rebuke to Canadian foreign policy

It's time to re-evaluate Ottawa’s pro-U.S. stance on Latin America
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Bolivia Ex-President Anez Appears Before Judge Accused of Fomenting Coup

By Daniel Ramos and Monica MachicaoLA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's former president Jeanine Anez on Sunday appeared via videolink for a first hearing...
Tags: Bolivia, Daniel Ramos, Jeanine Añez, Monica MachicaoLA, PAZ Reuters Bolivia


Bolivia's ex-interim president arrested in opposition crackdown

Jeanine Áñez’s arrest is part of restored leftist government’s pursuit of those involved in the ousting of socialist leader Evo MoralesBolivia’s conservative ex-interim president, who led the country for a year, has been arrested as officials of the restored leftist government target those who helped oust socialist leader Evo Morales in 2019. Jeanine Áñez, who Morales supporters say was part of a coup, was detained early on Saturday morning in her home town of Trinidad and was flown to the capit...
Tags: Americas, World news, Bolivia, La Paz, Trinidad, Evo Morales, Morales, Jeanine Añez, Evo MoralesBolivia


Bolivia's ex-interim president arrested as political tensions reach new highs

Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez was arrested on Saturday after the country's Attorney General's Office issued arrest warrants the previous day against Áñez and five ministers from her former cabinet.
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Far-Right Bolivia Coup Leader Jeanine Añez Arrested on Terrorism, Sedition Charges

"The authors and accomplices of the dictatorship that looted the economy and attacked life and democracy in Bolivia" must "be...
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Bolivia ex-president Jeanine Anez arrested

Conservative politician faced an arrest warrant on charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy over alleged coup.
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Bolivia Arrests Ex-Leader in Crackdown on Opposition

Bolivia's restored leftist government has arrested the conservative interim president who led the country for a year.
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Bolivia Political Tensions Reignite With Arrest of Ex-President Anez

By Daniel Ramos and Monica MachicaoLA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's socialist government arrested former interim President Jeanine Anez on Saturday...
Tags: Bolivia, Daniel Ramos, Jeanine Añez, Añez, Monica MachicaoLA, Reuters Bolivia


Bolivia: Ex-interim President Jeanine Áñez arrested over 'coup'

Prosecutors say Jeanine Áñez took part in a coup against leader Evo Morales in 2019.
Tags: News, Bolivia, Evo Morales, Jeanine Añez


Bolivia: Prosecutors order arrest of former interim leader

Prosecutors say Jeanine Áñez and former ministers took part in a coup against leader Evo Morales.
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Bolivia's Ex-Interim Leader Says Authorities Seek Her Arrest

Bolivia’s former interim president says she faces an arrest warrant for terrorism and sedition as prosecutors move against officials who backed the ouster of former leader Evo Morales, which his party — now back in power — considers a coup.
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Bolivia's ex-interim president faces arrest warrant for terrorism and sedition

Prosecutors move against Jeanine Áñez and officials who backed ousting of former leader Evo MoralesBolivia’s former interim president faces an arrest warrant for terrorism and sedition as prosecutors move against officials who backed the ousting of former leader Evo Morales, which his party – now back in power – considers a coup.“The political persecution has begun,” said Jeanine Áñez, who headed a conservative administration that took power after Morales resigned in November 2019. Continue read...
Tags: Americas, World news, Bolivia, Evo Morales, Morales, Jeanine Añez, Evo MoralesBolivia


Bolivia: Arrest Order for Former Interim President, Others

Bolivia’s former interim president says she faces an arrest warrant for terrorism and sedition as prosecutors move against officials who backed the ouster of former leader Evo Morales, which his party — now back in power — considers a coup.
Tags: Bolivia, Evo Morales