Taxpayers, activists, and politicians see this outrageous tally of fossil fuel subsidies and get angry at the oil company — but in Petrobras' case, Rapier writes, it's the oil company footing the bill.
A new report reveals that punishments in Latin America for drug-related crimes – cultivation, use, or trafficking – have become as severe as those for violent offenses.
Despite economic strides, two-thirds of Latin America averaged in the bottom half of the 2012 Transparency International corruption rankings. Countries like Brazil, however, offer some hope.
The Corner Project assists families with relatives in the US, ensuring, for example, that children of migrant workers born in the US are able to register for school or other services in Mexico.