Maximiliano Leon

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"No pasarán": diez muros contra inmigrantes alrededor del mundo

La idea de Donald Trump de levantar un muro en la frontera con México, finalmente firmada por el presidente de los Estados Unidos, no es algo nuevo. …

Brazil

How Poverty Stunts Kids' Brain Development

When U.S. scientists confirmed that lead exposure from gasoline caused permanent mental disability, deafness and a host of other health problems, the Environmental Protection Agency acted swiftly in 1973, calling for the incremental reduction of lead in fuel.<p>Child development researcher Seth Pollak …

LatAm hails renewed Cuba-U.S. ties, calls for end to embargo

LatAm hails renewed Cuba-U.S. ties, calls for end to embargo<p>People pose for a group photo in front of the building of the US embassy in Havana, in …

Centre of World University Rankings reveals the top-ten universities in the world

Two UK universities have held on to their spots in the top-five best university in the world rankings as American institutions continued to sweep the …

How School Districts Seal Their Students Into Poverty

A striking new map shows how districts’ property-tax funding system enforces divides between rich and poor.<p>The upholding of the Fair Housing Act’s “disparate impact” standard was one of many major victories for social justice dispatched by the Supreme Court this June. But the road to equal rights …

Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance

Income inequality is growing in the U.S., and the problem is much worse than most people believe. For children, growing up poor hinders brain …

The Brain

A Huge March in Argentina Demands Justice for the Nisman Killing

A month after the mysterious death of a prosecutor investigating Iran’s ties to the bombing of a Jewish center, the president’s in trouble, the …

Venezuela

US, Latin America worry over Venezuela tensions

Almost exactly one year after opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez was arrested as he led a wave of protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, intelligence agents burst into Mayor Antonio Ledezma's office late Thursday and hauled him to jail.<p>A third radical critic of the government, ousted …

Venezuela

From the Moon to mongooses, crowdfunding rescues science research

Online donors have pledged more than £3bn to help science studies<p>You can take a role in testing the effect of warming skin on memory. Or you can involve yourself in Britain’s first bid to land a spaceship on the Moon. Or you can help researchers understand the social behaviour of the dwarf mongoose.<p>…

Thirst-Quenching Trees

Designed for use in tropical desert areas of Africa and the Americas where temperatures vary greatly between day and night, the Hope Tree is a large …

Former Bogota mayor would beat Santos in Colombian election: poll | Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Enrique Penalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, would win the presidential election in a second round against President Juan Manuel Santos, according to a poll by Centro Nacional de Consultoria published late Monday.<p>Green Party candidate for mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa, …