Andrea Garcia

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Crisis in Mexico: The Disappearance of the Forty-Three

Every morning, the newspapers in Mexico City announce how many days it has been since forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School disappeared while in Iguala, Guerrero. On Friday, the number—twenty-eight days—was accompanied by an announcement that the governor of Guerrero state, Ángel …

Video: The Monster in the Mountains

It’s been six months since forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School went missing in the town of Iguala, in Guerrero, one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states. In the indigenous communities of La Montaña and the Costa Chica, where many of the students lived, the disappearances …

If the State of the Union Address Were Written the Night Before by a High-School Sophomore

George Washington once wisely said, “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” As you might know, Mr. Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of this great nation of ours, the United States of America (or “the U.S.A.,” as it is sometimes …

New political party SFP made up of mainly former civil servants

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pm<p>By Terry Xu<p>A new political party - The Singaporeans First Party (SFP) unveiled its party members in a …

Gang of Four

For other uses, see Gang of Four (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Gang of Four</b> (simplified Chinese: 四人帮; traditional Chinese: 四人幫; pinyin: <i>Sìrén bāng</i>) was a …

'The Flight of the Reader' by Billy Collins

by Billy Collins<p>Published in Issue No. 40 ~ September, 2000<p>You’d think we would have had enough<br>of one another<br>after all the rain streaming down these …

Love poem medley by Rudy Francisco at Mira Costa College (@rudyfrancisco)

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HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time, study finds

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.<p>A nurse (L) hands out a red ribbon to a woman, to mark World Aids Day, at the entrance of Emilio Ribas Hospital, in Sao …

The Nation's Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

No one embodies the emerging consensus on the excessive cruelty of mandatory drug sentencing quite like Mark Osler. He’s currently a law professor, …

Robert Frank: the beauty and horror of 1950s America – in pictures

Master photographer Robert Frank uncovered the extraordinary in everyday life on his travels around the US in the 1950s, from identical twins and moody commuters to the H of the Hollywood sign and a giant Joan Crawford. Here’s a selection of his remarkable photographs

Francesca Woodman – in pictures

At 22, Francesca Woodman killed herself, leaving a legacy of beautiful and challenging photographs that influenced a generation of artists.<p>Francesca Woodman: Zigzag <i>is at Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, 9 September to 4 October</i>

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#BBCtrending: The man who says he can 'destroy' evolution

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081588_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1536690061_41f42e3f5efa8eaf06f172bfe02bc681<p>The topic of creationism and evolution has long caused heated debates, and the conversation has found a new, more involved, battleground - social …

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Thanksgiving in Mongolia

Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth.<p>My favorite game when I was a child was Mummy and Explorer. My father and I would trade off roles: one of us had to lie very still with eyes closed and arms crossed over the chest, and the other had to complain, “I’ve been searching these pyramids …

Reuters Investigates - The Child Exchange

There is one potential safeguard: an agreement among the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands called the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, or ICPC. The agreement requires that if a child is to be transferred outside of the family to a new home in a …

Interactives: The Girl in the Closet: Day 1

Earlier this year, she graduated from high school at age 20 and enrolled at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, a few miles from the rural …

The Reckoning

The father of the Sandy Hook killer searches for answers.<p>In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls “the stuff.” Since the day in December, 2012, when his son Adam killed his own mother, …

Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity

<i>Run Up</i>, 2004-12, LightJet print on aluminum, 60 x 75 in. | Image courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.<p>Artist Ken Gonzales-Day was …

Somaly Mam, This Is What a Real Trafficking Victim Says

The windowless room where she and her infant son were held had no lights other than a small TV by whose glow she could see huge rats that bit her and …

Rogue Element

How an anti-government militia grew on a U.S. Army base.<p>In June of 2011, Isaac Aguigui and his wife, Deirdre, learned that they were going to have a boy. Aguigui, then twenty years old and a private in the Army, spoke excitedly with friends about becoming a parent. Deirdre, twenty-three and a …

Mass Murder Relies on People Like Us: An Interview With Thierry Cruvellier

In Phnom Penh, between 1975 and 1979—the years of Khmer Rouge terror that Cambodians often refer to simply as Pol Pot Time—a former schoolteacher named Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, orchestrated the torture and execution of at least twelve thousand men, women, and children. The Khmer Rouge …

Shocker: The telcos are not pleased about today's net neutrality vote

Earlier today, the FCC voted in a 3-2 split to move ahead with plans for fresh net neutrality rules. All told, this new set of proposed regulations differs somewhat from the commission's first proposal, which was shot down by a federal court earlier this year. In brief, the FCC wants to impose a …

The Reykjavik Confessions

The mystery of why six people admitted roles in two murders - when they couldn't remember anything about the crimes.<p>By Simon Cox<br>15 May 2014<p>The lava rolls down from the jagged, snowcapped mountain ridge and across the Reykjanes peninsula, swamping the land like a petrified ocean – a swell of …