The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Migrants crossing dense Darien jungle at Colombia-Panama border find increasingly organized route

The Darien Gap is the most imposing physical barrier for migrants heading north until they reach the U.S. border. They must hike over steep mountains, endure torrential rain and ford swift running rivers. They are easy prey for bandits who rob and rape.

#migrants #BorderCrisis #Columbia #Panama

Pakistan joins global trend in dumping USD for yuan

In a move reflecting the global shift towards de-dollarization, Pakistan has decided to purchase discounted Russian oil using the Chinese yuan. As part of the BRICS economic bloc’s efforts to conduct international trade in currencies other than the US dollar, Pakistan’s decision signals another transaction conducted using an alternative currency.

#Pakistan #BRICS #China #economics

David Miranda, Gay Politician and Husband of Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Dies at 37

“It is with the most profound sadness that I announce the passing away of my husband @DavidMirandaRio. He would have turned 38 tomorrow. His death, early this morning, came after a 9-month battle in ICU. He died in full peace, surrounded by our children and family and friends,” wrote Greenwald on Twitter Tuesday morning.

#journalism #Brazil #RIP

Revealed: modern humans needed three tries – and 12,000 years – to colonise Europe

Then came the third wave, and this time it seems that our ancestors did have the numbers, Slimak added. “The third time they came in, modern humans did so with a really huge wave of people and began to build social networks, not with Neanderthals but with individual small separate groups of Homo sapiens in order to build a huge network throughout Europe. And in the end, that is what started the decline of the Neanderthals in Europe.”

#Neanderthals #PrehistoricPlanet #Europe

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