A wind farm in Sobral de Monte Agraco, Portugal, in August 2015. The windy hills north of Lisbon, once filled with grain windmills, are being increasingly populated with wind turbines. Armando Franca/AP Last month, Portugal produced more than enough renewable energy to meet the country’s entire electrical demand — a feat […]
From urban rooftops to suburban ranches, apiaries are hip. As the ranks of backyard beekeepers grow, they’re reporting some mysterious and sometimes disturbing behaviors, including the disappearance of whole hives. And what about the honey? Is it really good medicine, or just a sweet treat?
If the U.S. ends temporary protected status for 300,000 Caribbean and Central American workers, there are fears it will have ripple effects — especially on post-hurricane construction.
In Honduras, protesters defied a dusk to dawn curfew to take to the streets and make noise in anger over the nation’s disputed presidential election. Irregularities have sown widespread distrust in unofficial results that show the incumbent president with a slim lead. The opposition is calling for a recount.
President Nicolás Maduro says Venezuela will use the “petro,” backed by oil reserves and other natural resources, to defeat a financial blockade on his country.
After a week since Honduran elections took place, the Central American country remains in limbo. The disputed elections led to mass protests against the current president.
“More than double the number of days have passed where it would have been possible to rescue the crew,” a navy spokesman said. “We will continue the search … there will not be people saved.”
Violent unrest in the Mexican state of Chiapas has displaced thousands of indigenous people, and concern is growing about a possible humanitarian crisis.
Former naval officer Alfredo Astiz was convicted of kidnapping, torture and murder in a mass trial of defendants linked to a secret torture center during the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
After four days of counting ballots, an initial lead for challenger Salvador Nasralla has evaporated and he now leads incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez by one-tenth of one percent.