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Corruption robs Yemen of food as country nears famine

Source:  AP Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen’s largest cities, went to work feeling he had a “mountain” on his shoulders. Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid were coming into his war-ravaged homeland, but...

Why Colombia has taken in 1 million refugees from Venezuela

Source:  Vox Colombia is currently dealing with a massive wave of refugees coming from Venezuela. A severe economic crisis under current President Nicolás Maduro is causing them to flee; inflation rates are sky high, and there isn’t enough food in the country....

On the Road with the Migrant Caravan

Source:  The Guardian Thousands of Central American migrants headed towards Mexico City on Monday after three weeks of walking, pleading for rides, and depending on the solidarity of Mexicans of modest means. One group of at least 1,000 caravan participants headed out...

In “The Waldheim Waltz,” a nation reckons with its Nazi past

Source:  The New York Times What does it take to make a nation reconsider its self-image? That’s the question lying at the heart of the Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s informative and unnerving “The Waldheim Waltz.” Using mostly contemporaneous material — TV...

Filmmaker Werner Herzog finds a hero in “Meeting Gorbachev”

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Werner Herzog has directed documentaries all over the world. His latest is not his most visually striking since it's composed primarily of talking heads, but it's certainly one of his most pertinent and fascinating. "Meeting Gorbachev"...

In Sicily, a plague of cancer overwhelms an oil refinery town

Source:  Yale Environment 360 The winner of the 2018 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, “Venerable Augusta,” examines how the people of Augusta, Sicily, led by the town’s priest, are fighting back against a cancer epidemic linked to a massive petrochemical complex....