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Cuba Rations Staple Foods and Soap in Face of Economic Crisis

HAVANA — The Cuban government has begun widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and…

North Korea Urgently Needs Food Aid After Worst Harvest in Decade, U.N. Says

SEOUL, South Korea — About 40 percent of North Korea’s population is in urgent need of…

UPDATE: Tackling the Plastic Problem, One City (or Country) at a Time

Plastic is practically an invasive species. It’s clogging the oceans, littering cities and tainting wilderness areas…

At War: Bad Food, Broken-Down Trucks: What It’s Like to Be a U.S. Soldier on the Mexico Border

Soldiers from the Second Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division, returned from a nine-month deployment…

‘It Is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Venezuela Voters

Yansnier Arias knew it was wrong. It violated the Constitution, not to mention the oath he…

Feature: Shopping in Pyongyang, and Other Adventures in North Korean Capitalism

One Night in Pyongyang, around 9 p.m., my North Korean minder, S., and I pulled into…