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Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines

Venezuela's Medical Federation said recently that hospitals had less than 5% of the medicines they needed.

Chile pensions protest draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of people in Chile have taken part in demonstrations against the country's controversial privatised pension system.

Darwin’s theories in the artificial intelligence era

Researchers are using his theories to evolve AI so only the strongest algorithms survive. 

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial

A judge in Argentina has ruled that the former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, should stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement.

Feeding the hungriest through blockchain

The World Food Programme is using Ethereum blockchain to distribute cash assistance in their pilot program Building Blocks. 

15 facts about Colombia’s land restitution process

Ensuring sustainable land restitution in Colombia, Amnesty International explores the weaknesses and failures in implementing it

Trump’s effect on climate change

This is what you need to know about his presidency’s proposed cuts and their effects. 

Argentina warns Trump: 'Nationalism will not make your economy richer'

Finance minister Nicolás Dujovne said recent protectionist trade strategies did more harm than good and was keen on attracting inward investment from Britain

Trump budget makes it official: Americans are paying for the wall, not Mexico

One of the central themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was to not only build a border wall, but to make Mexico pay for it.

Pesticides aren’t necessary to feed the world

According to a report presented to the UN human rights council this is a myth. 

No flour so no bread - what does Venezuela do? Arrest the bakers

The embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro expropriated two bakeries as the Venezuelan government deepened its socialist economic policies.

In spite of 2-decade U.S. eradication effort, coca crop is booming

Coca production in Colombia has surged to levels unseen in two decades of U.S. eradication efforts, according to a White House report released Tuesday

We prefer to stay ignorant

A study published in Psychological reviews shows people prefer not to learn what’s ahead, especially when there are negative possibilities.

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts

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