The coronavirus outbreak is doing what the Chinese government has not — put a stop to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. And, the Philippines has given notice that it intends to end the Visiting Forces Agreement, which lets the US rotate its armed forces through Philippine military bases. Plus, happy 80th birthday to the classic cartoon duo Tom and Jerry — who are still popular around the world after all these years.
Since October, anti-government protesters have been in the streets demanding the fall of Lebanon’s sectarian-based government system. That hasn’t happened, but protesters say they’ve succeeded in creating and reclaiming public space.
Susanna Zaraysky, speaker of nine languages, seems to be able to pick up French or Portuguese almost overnight. In reality, it’s not so effortless — but is she cognitively predisposed to attaining fluency in so many languages? We follow her to an MIT lab where researchers put her through a series of tests.
A year has passed since 1,400 soldiers defected from Venezuela's military hoping for the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro. But Maduro is still firmly in control and some soldiers feel they gambled their careers away while they struggle to get by in neighboring Colombia.
Attorney General William Barr has announced new lawsuits this week against California, New Jersey and King County in Washington. All three places have sought to offer immigrants some protection against what they view as overzealous federal immigration enforcement.
Over the years, the percentage of Latinos who have voted for the Republican party has stayed pretty consistent — even as US President Donald Trump has made immigrants and Latinos a scapegoat for many of the nation's problems.