The deal worth $315 million aims to wean farmers off growing coca — the plant that's a raw material for cocaine (as well as teas and other uses) — by replacing it with alternative crops like coffee and cacao.
Self-described “missionaries” are now approved to perform a widely discredited psychological treatment meant to make people heterosexual, angering Brazil's health and rights communities who pushed to ban it.
Commentary: Many people undercount the overall economic burden of gun violence. Add to the immediate medical and other expenses the long-term toll, whether lost income or population flight, and the costs are tremendous.
President Donald Trump warned on Friday that he was considering various measures to tackle Venezuela "including a possible military option if necessary." But Latin American nations are united against US military deployment there.
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