Chilean Billionaire Piñera Wins Presidential Runoff
Chile's right-center candidate and billionaire former President Sebastian Piñera will serve his second term as president.
Billionaire former President Sebastian Piñera has defeated center-left Senator, Alejandro Guillier in Chile's presidential run-off.
Election Theft in Honduras
If opposition demands for a thorough examination of election procedures and voting tallies are not met, protests and repression may explode in Honduras.
Honduras is in crisis. The national election took place on Sunday 26 November.
Venezuela: Chavismo Virtually Wipes US-Backed Opposition From Municipal Map
This is the worst electoral defeat for the opposition in Venezuela since 2005.
Dec. 10 will not only go down as a date to remember in the annals of Venezuelan history for the Battle of Santa Inés of 1859 during the Federal War
Venezuela: Socialists Win Bolivar to Take 18 of 23 States
The Bolivar state governorship was won by ruling socialist party candidate Justo Noguera Pietri.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV, has won the pending 23rd governorship
Argentina's Legislative Elections: Fernandez Elected, Macri's Party Makes Gains
Turnout reached almost 80 percent, according to electoral authorities.
Former president Cristina Fernandez won a seat in Argentina's senate at the same time Mauricio Macri's conservative Cambiemos coalition made gains in both houses
Street protests erupted across Honduras after presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla and former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called for the people to begin a "peaceful" and "permanent" national demonstration and labor strike. Photo:Reuters
After both national and international observers noticed numerous irregularities that some say robbed opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla of the presidency, violent demonstrations broke out across the country. Photo:Reuters
European Union observers have called for the administration to respect the Honduran rule of law and to respect citizen's human rights to safely demonstrate. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators blocked streets throughout the country. Roads are barricaded and protesters are out in the capital of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Puerto Cortes, La Ceiba, Choloma and Choluteca, as well as in the rural department of Olancho. Photo:Reuters
Protesters, who have clashed with heavily armed security forces, torched a military truck on Friday. Photo:Reuters
"We declare ourselves ready for a general and permanent mobilization in all regions of the country until the regime that has created a spurious and disgraceful fraud is defeated for good," former president Manuel Zelaya told reporters. Photo:Reuters
Honduran police continued to launch tear gas canisters into the crowds of protesters, despite previously saying they rejected state calls to quell public demonstrations. Photo:Reuters
Reports of live ammunition being used are still surfacing, as protesters post photos of the injured on social media. Photo:Facebook: Carlos Puerto Castillo
So far, police and military have killed at least 16 people and wounded over 600 in various protests. Photo:Facebook: Carlos Puerto Castillo
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Honduras: Nationwide Protests Meet With More Police Violence
Scientist Warnings and Climate Change: The Demise of Wild Bees, Koalas and Perhaps Humans
Unless the world really sits up and takes notice, we will be soon adding our pollinator bee friends and, eventually, ourselves to that list.
Is climate change aiding the demise of the Koala bear?
Caribbean Leaders to Create World's First Climate Smart Zone
With the right domestic and international reforms, the world can take climate change by the reins.
The Caribbean will be home to the world’s first “climate start zone”, an initiative dedicated to the discovering new ways
Economics of Climate Change: Challenges Facing Latin America
Central America and the Caribbean are considerably vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Political analyst Geovanny Vicente Romero investigates.
Latin America and the Caribbean contribute barely 9 percent of air-pollutant
Capitalism, Exterminism and the Long Ecological Revolution
Even the most stubborn climate skeptics found the events of 2017 difficult to cope with. It wasn't just a matter of turning up the air conditioner and switching the channel to Fox News: this time, the inconvenient truth came in the form of monstrous wildfires and tropical cyclones ruthlessly knocking down suburban ranch homes and master-planned housing developments.
Cyclone Debbie, a category 4 storm, wrought widespread damage in Australia's northeast in March, as flooding rain and fallen trees slowed troops and emergency workers reaching the worst-hit areas. Photo:Reuters
The death toll in tragic mudslides in Colombia rose to at least 303, in early April affecting over 45,000 people according to national authorities. Photo:EFE
Washed away in the torrent of storms left over from El Nino, Peru took a toll in March and April with major flooding damaging almost 300,000 homes and destroying 2,500 km of crops. Photo:Reuters
In May, floods and landslides in Sri Lanka’s southern and western regions killed at least 122 people with the country's Disaster Management Center said 97 people were still reported missing and nearly 500,000 were displaced. Photo:Reuters
June saw a series of landslides in both India and Bangladesh which killed at least 156 people and injuring hundreds. Photo:Reuters
Registering as the worst drought since 2011, Kenya’s extremely dry temperatures affected 370,000 children with reports of desperate women turning to prostitution to support their families. Photo:Reuters
Typhoon Hato, a maximum category-10 storm, crashed into Hong Kong with a wind speed of 155 kmh and threatening to raise sea levels to five meters (15 feet). Photo:Reuters
Rescue personnel uncovered 499 dead bodies after a devastating landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone in August. Photo:Reuters
Almost three months after September’s hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria slammed into the Caribbean, hundreds of thousands from Texas to St. Thomas continue efforts to rebuild their communities. Photo:Reuters
In Mexico, sudden earthquakes surrounding the anniversary of Mexico City’s devastating earthquake of 1985 killed over 300 with magnitudes of 7.1 and 8.1. Photo:Reuters
Iranian authorities reported that November’s 7.3 earthquake killed at least 430 people and left over 7,000 injured. Photo:Reuters
Street protests erupted across Honduras after presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla and former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called for the people to begin a "peaceful" and "permanent" national demonstration and labor strike. Photo:Reuters 13
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These Are the Words Trump Has Banned the CDC from Using
Longtime CDC consultants say they have never seen a budget proposal word ban the entire time they have worked with the agency.
“Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
White House Rejects Trump Investigations for Sexual Harassment
A total of 16 women have filed complaints of misconduct against U.S. President Donald Trump.
The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation into accusations against US President Donald Trump
As Trump Visits ASEAN Summit, Philippine Groups Stage Huge Anti-Imperialist Rallies
Anti-Trump protesters deface an ASEAN poster as they oppose the planned visit of U.S. President Donald Trump who is attending the ASEAN leaders summit in Manila, Philippines November 7, 2017. Photo:Reuters
"The 13-foot Trump Effigy has rolled out in Manila. His four arms form a swastika sign, symbolizing fascism, war and plunder. Who's that hiding behind his leg? The arms rotate, a 'fascist spinner' according to artist group Ugat Lahi." - Nato Reyes, BAYAN Photo:Max Santiago
Protesters from youth group Anakbayan "welcome" the ASEAN leaders' summit. Photo:Anakbayan
Protesters burn a mock U.S. flag to protest the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the ASEAN leaders summit in Manila, Philippines, November 7, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters demand an end to attacks on Indigenous Peoples (IPs) across the Philippines. Photo:IBON International
Protesters are hit by a water cannon as they try to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters fight back against tactical police officers as they try to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
A protester confronts anti-riot police officers during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit at the Philippine International Convention Center, venue of the upcoming 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 11, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters burn homemade U.S. flags to denounce the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump, who will attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit, during a protest along a main street in metro Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters kick barricades towards tactical police officers during a protest to denounce the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump, who will attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit, in metro Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters clash with tactical police officers as they try to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Photo:Reuters
Protesters throw red paint to a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally against his visit in Manila, Philippines, November 11, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters display a banner during a protest to denounce the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump, who will be attending the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit, in metro Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Protesters clash with tactical police officers as they try to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in Manila, Philippines November 10, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Members of the GABRIELA (Women's Group) shout anti-U.S. government slogans while denouncing the planned visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in metro Manila, Philippines November 9, 2017. Photo:Reuters
Tactical policemen blocked members of the GABRIELA (Women's Group) who denounce the planned visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in metro Manila, Philippines, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Photo:Reuters
Tactical police officers block protesters trying to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's visit, in Manila, Philippines November 10, 2017. Photo:Reuters
"Youth groups led by Anakbayan welcome the second day of ASEAN 2017 with a militant protest condemning the continuing imperialist plunder led by the U.S. and its president Donald Trump." Photo:Anakbayan
"More than 20 injured at Manila protest vs Trump. Police used water cannons on protesters. One activist arrested. Trump arrives today in Manila. We condemn in the strongest terms the state fascism that has been imposed on Filipino protesters. The protests are justified. Trump is an enemy of the people. He is a fascist and a racist who supports other fascist regimes." Photo:BAYAN
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Another One Bites The Dust: Russell Simmons Steps Down in Disgrace After Rape Claim
Simmons' humiliation deepened throughout the day Thursday after HBO scrubbed his name and involvement from upcoming six-part series All Def Comedy.
Music producer Russell Simmons, long considered a fundamental figure in the marketing of hip-hop to a global audience
After the Weinstein Effect, What's Next for Feminism?
Stephanie Hamel, an expert in Intersectional Feminism and American Studies, examines what the future holds for feminism in light of the cultural shift triggered by widespread allegations of sexual harassment.
The issue of violence against women in the form of sexual abuse
'House of Cards' Crashes Down as Kevin Spacey Comes Out to Dodge Child Sex Abuse Claim
Kevin Spacey's half-hearted apology and the announcement that he "chooses to live as a gay man" threatens to tank the Oscar-winning actor's career.
Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized for an alleged attempt to "seduce" a 14-year-old Anthony Rapp more than 30 years ago
Five Badass Female Collectives Defying Global Patriarchy
"Yes, we fight rapists with lathis [sticks]. If we find the culprit, we thrash him black and blue so he dare not attempt to do wrong to any girl or a woman again," says India's all-female Gulabi Gang.
This year, the #MeToo movement became a rallying cry for women seeking justice for the times men have exploited and abused them