Ricardo Mdza

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Four new ways to deal with the problem of drugs in the Americas

The time has come to discuss new approaches to dealing with the problems of drugs in the Americas. After four decades of a hard-fought "war on drugs" the situation remains – in spite of progress in some areas – terribly and frustratingly stuck, with continued high levels of addiction, …

U.S. Job Growth Slows A Bit As Wages Shrink

Employers added 162,000 workers in July, and the U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 7.4 percent, the lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.<p>But while the number of jobs did increase, the hiring pace was slower than in the spring, marking a setback for unemployed Americans …

Greece's food crisis: families face going hungry during summer shutdown

Hunger is not a word that comes easily to Antonis Antakis. And at 28 Veikou Street, in the cramped confines of the Solidarity Club, it is not a word that is ever mentioned. But the fear of not having enough to eat is the force that propels those who stop here – and what keeps the tireless …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …