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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

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POLITICAL CRISIS. Opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela, on May 20, 2017. AFP Photo

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent. Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents

CARACAS, Venezuela (May 21, 2017) — More than 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela on Saturday, May 20, on the 50th day of an angry and sometimes deadly showdown with unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela’s Maduro

A Remote Pacific Nation, Threatened by Rising Seas

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Tabwena Kaokatekai, 42, of Buariki, a village in North Tarawa, with her newly planted mangrove trees. Erosion along the beach here has already toppled dozens of coconut trees into the ocean. JOSH HANER / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of the people of tiny Kiribati, and even the island nation’s existence. The government is making plans for the island’s demise.

TARAWA, Kiribati (July 4. 2016) — One clear bright day last winter, a tidal surge swept over an ocean embankment here in the remote, low-lying island country of Kiribati, smashing through the doors and windows of Betio Hospital and spewing sand and debris across its Continue reading A Remote Pacific Nation, Threatened by Rising Seas