Over a third of Venezuelan voters turned out Sunday in an unofficial referendum — and nearly all voted "No" to President Nicolás Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution. Now the opposition is calling a nationwide strike.
Inside vast white tents erected in a former military zone on the outskirts of the tiny village of Conetta, some 1,400 men from across Africa while away their days, packed onto endless rows of bunks as the temperatures rise.
The tanks and refineries of the huge oil and gas infrastructure that Texas is famous for leave the city of Houston at risk for devastation and massive loss of life from storm surges if a major hurricane were to hit.
Venezuela's continuing struggles with economic malaise and the low price of oil are spilling out in the open with serious consequences — babies dying, consumer product shortages and a national leader being threatened with ouster.
It's not a new phenomenon for young people to work summer jobs to make money and gain skills. For children who came to the US as refugees, there’s a bit more at stake though. These families get three months of assistance when they arrive — and then they're mostly on their own.
An estimated 250 million people are employed in worker cooperatives worldwide. Argentina is one interesting case study, where a crashing economy drove workers to stage takeovers. But the conservative leader is not a fan.
President-elect Donald Trump wants Mexico to pay for his border wall. One way he might do this, he says, is to stop people here from sending money back home to their families in Mexico. But that could actually backfire on him.
Across Africa, many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their partners at risk? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers an inexpensive solution.