Breaking the taboo about drugs

In an open letter, former Latin American leaders call for legal regulation to help undermine organised crime After more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is positively deafening. Statesmen from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay […]


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Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill amid debate over Canada-to-US pipelines

Ruptured pipeline in Arkansas is second incident in a week and comes as US debates controversial Keystone XL project Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, after a pipeline carrying heavy Canadian crude ruptured, a major spill likely to stoke debate over transporting Canada’s oil to the […]


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Hanna Rosin: are men an endangered species?

It’s not just that women are adapting better to seismic shifts in economy and culture – as this provocative extract from The End of Men explains, they are surpassing their male counterparts at work and home In 2009, in a beach town in Virginia where my family had been vacationing for several years, I noticed […]


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Senate passes bill to shield US airlines from EU carbon-emissions law

Unanimously passed Thune bill aims to enable US airlines to avoid paying for their carbon emissions on European flights The US Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield US airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to […]


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