A fixed water supply for a rising population means Egypt has less water per person each year, and critics say the government has done almost nothing to resolve the crisis or even help ease the suffering of those most affected.
Remember when we told you women in Venezuela are dying as a result of injections administered to add volume to their behinds? Turns out Americans are not exempt from this deadly fad.
President Nicolas Maduro ordered troops to arrest several managers of the electronics chain Daka for raising prices and extorting the Venezuelan people. Soldiers then occupied 5 Daka locations, which led to looting at the company's store in the city of Valencia.
Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed after four decades of the largest rush of migrants from a single country in American history and may even be declining, a report by the Pew Hispanic Center says.
This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about the dark side of international freight; the downside of DSK's dismissal; the power of journalism, and the fall of the Soviet Union.This week on Truthdig Radio: the dark side of international freight; the downside of DSK's dismissal; the power of journalism, and the fall of the Soviet Union.
To many observers, the recent New Jersey corruption sting, which resulted in the arrests of three mayors, two state assemblymen and five rabbis, seems rather surreal for the American social and political fabric.