How would we respond differently if another outbreak happened?
May Day has been special to me since the third grade, when a pole was erected in the center of the schoolyard of PS 67 in the Bronx. That morning, we were herded into the yard where the pole, festooned with crepe paper, was surrounded by slightly older girls, each of whom held the end […]
Demonstrators targeted banks as the value of the Lebanese currency plummets.
A riot broke out in a poor, predominantly Muslim neighborhood north of Paris over the weekend. The immediate cause was a traffic offense and...
Some countries have declared victory over the outbreak.
Kimwatch. North Korean state media still haven’t addressed thinly sourced reports that leader Kim Jong Un may or may not be at death’s door following heart surgery and/or an uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19 in the capital. Kim hasn’t made a public appearance since April 11, and party mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun did note that the country […]
Mexico is bracing for a serious economic recession this year, much like the rest of the world. But unlike many other countries, the Mexican government is not meeting the event with an abundance of bailouts, tax breaks or other fiscal measures. Instead, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) has opted to […]
Kim rumors. CNN on Monday night, quoting a single U.S. intelligence official, reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in “grave danger after undergoing a previous surgery.” Bloomberg was likewise told by unnamed U.S. officials that Kim was in critical condition following a cardiovascular surgery. South Korean media confirmed that Kim had had […]