Venezuela’s Growing Refugee Crisis

Bahar, Dany. Photoessay: Up Front: Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis: Views From the Border. Brookings Institution, April 23, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/04/23/venezuelas-refugee-crisis-views-from-the-border/ Bahar, Dany. Press Release: Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis Will Exceed Syria’s; We Must Help. Brookings Institution, February 12, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/venezuelas-refugee-crisis-will-exceed-syrias-we-must-help/ Dews, Fred; Bahar, Dany. Podcast: Is Anyone Affressing Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis? Brookings Institution, April 27, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-venezuelan-refugee-crisis-challenges-and-solutions/ =====

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WSJ: Brazil Wants Less Diversity

“Demand for US Sperm Soars in Brazil: Single Women and Lesbian Couples Are Turning to White US Donors: Brazil’s Human Semen Imports from the United States, 2014-201”, in Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2018. p. A18. Sperm buyers in Brazil, which is more than 50% black or mixed-race, have an overwhelming preference for white, blue […]

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Seattle’ Homeless Aristocracy

A recent article in the Seattle Times [Vianna Davila, and Jonathan Marin. “Project Homeless: Spike in Infectious Diseases in Homeless Raises Alarm; Increase Indicative of Larger Population; Health Board Calls For More Hygiene Services”, in Seattle Times, March 16, 2018. pp. B1, B4.] discusses the growing public health menace posed by the homeless and the […]

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Black Death Might Be Racist and Not At All PC

Real comment: Doesn’t it seem racist, and not at all PC, to call this virus or bacteria or disease the Black Death? https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/656128/Plague-outbreak-global-black-death-Madagascar-Africa-WHO-South-Kenya-Ethiopia-Seychelles ======== excerpts from the current WHO report: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259372/1/Ex-PlagueMadagascar26102017.pdf Plague Outbreak Madagascar. Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment. External Situation Report 06. Geneva: WHO, October 26, 2017. Grade: 2. Cases: 1309. Deaths: 93. […]

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