The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Nigerians Shocked By Trump’s New Immigration Restrictions

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“They should make sure they vet people from coming to the United States. But putting the entire ban on a country … I don’t think it’s proper,”

#TravelBan #Trump #Nigerians #Africa


To Survive, Venezuela’s Leader Gives Up Decades of Control Over Oil

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Faced with a severe economic crisis, the country’s leader, Nicolás Maduro, is letting foreign firms take over daily operations of its oil fields. It’s a break with core tenets of his socialist revolution.

#Venezuela #Oil #TheShockDotrine

Explaining El Salvador’s Violence

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For US readers committed to repairing the damages wrought by imperialism in the region, and Central Americans organizing for peace, justice, and self-determination, such representations are of little use, and may in fact work against our struggles.

#ElSalvador #Violence #LatinAmerica


Finland’s Women-Led Government Has Equalized Family Leave: 7 Months For Each Parent


“I feel that the American Dream can be achieved best in the Nordic countries, where every child no matter their background or the background of their families can become anything, because we have a very good education system,” Marin said. “We have a good health-care and social welfare system that allows anybody to become anything. This is probably one of the reasons why Finland gets ranked the happiest country in the world.”

#Finland #WomenInPolitics #ParentalLeave #Europe

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