Despite arrests and intimidation, anti-Lukashenko rallies continue. In response to the unrest, Belarus ordered a sweeping media crackdown, and many journalists were stripped of credentials.
Protests in Belarus continue two weeks after an election denounced as fraudulent by the U.S., the EU, and the opposition. Now, leaders of that opposition movement have been summoned for questioning.
Post-election protests in Belarus continue into their second week as workers are divided over whether to strike and exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya calls for a new vote.
On August 9, 2020, Belarusian voters went to the polls for a surprisingly competitive presidential election. Simon Ostrovsky reports on the fallout and the rising tide of protests against strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
The remote Darien Gap cuts across Central America, serving as a critical but perilous path for migrants desperate to make the journey north. Many people fleeing poverty, persecution, and violence feel it’s their only option.
Migrants and refugees worldwide routinely find themselves in great danger. Perhaps the most hazardous migrant trail of all is the Darien Gap, a wild, lawless stretch straddling Colombia and Panama.
The Congo Basin is home to the world’s second-largest rainforest and a unique array of biodiversity. But the ecosystem's remote location cannot protect it from the threat of poaching.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species and a crucial absorber of atmospheric carbon dioxide. But illegal and uncontrolled logging represent major threats to this critical ecosystem.
Recent headlines out of Hong Kong have focused on politics, with the imposition of a controversial new national security law from Beijing. But on the public health front, Hong Kong has been a coronavirus success story.
Iowa is the largest producer of pork and corn in the U.S. As many meat processing plants shut their doors due to COVID-19, demand for pigs plummeted.
While the bulk of the farming is conducted by men, roughly half of the state's farmland is owned, or co-owned, by women.
Venezuela's second-largest city, Maracaibo, was at one time the jewel of its petroleum economy. But the city, along with the rest of the country, is now suffering.