Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus

(CNN)Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing the economic and humanitarian crisis roiling their homeland are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbors. On Saturday, a mob of Brazilians attacked a group of Venezuelans in a border city and destroyed a migrant camp after a local business owner was robbed by Venezuelans,…

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After months of protests, Nicaragua’s government says life has ‘normalized.’ Many citizens say life is far from normal.

(CNN)Since April, the Central American nation of Nicaragua has been a country in turmoil. President Daniel Ortega — a former revolutionary whose Sandinista rebels overthrew Nicaraguan strongman Anastasio Somoza in the 1970s — said the UN report was “nothing more than an instrument of the policy of death, of the…

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When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the…

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had…

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Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world’s newest oil executive | Bill McKibben

The Canadian prime minister presents himself as a climate hero. By promising to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he reveals his true self In case anyone wondered, this is how the world ends: with the cutest, progressivest, boybandiest leader in the world going fully in the tank for the oil…

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Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner

I know from experience that the Trump-sanctioned brutality at the US border with Mexico will scar its child victims for life The events occurring now on our border with Mexico, where children are being removed from the arms of their mothers and fathers and sent to foster families or shelters,…

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In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snaps Market Value

Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Shares of the Snapchat parent company sank 6.1 percent on Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a stock grant that will be payable through 2020.…

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McDonald’s Cuts Cheeseburgers From Happy Meals

McDonald’s Corp. is removing cheeseburgers from its fabled Happy Meal menus as the fast-food giant responds to a clamor for healthier eating. All Happy Meals advertised on U.S. menu boards will be 600 calories or less by June, McDonald’s said in a statement Thursday. While the classic cheeseburger will still…

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