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Peru has a new president, its fifth in five years – who is Pedro Castillo?

On the campaign trail, Pedro Castillo often wore a straw-palm hat typical of Peru's rural Cajamarca region, where he is from. Ricardo Moreira/Getty ImagesA 51-year-old farmer and teacher who wears a ...

‘Mega sequía’ en la frontera aviva las disputas entre EU y México por desabasto de agua

El lago Mead, que abastece a siete estados de Estados Unidos y dos de México, se está secando.Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesEstados Unidos y México están luchando por sus mengua...

Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences – it happened in the Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age brought some bitter extremes.Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels i...

Keeping nonprofit CEOs out of the room when boards decide what to pay them yields good results

It's hard for boards to make good decisions about what to pay someone who has a seat at the table.Shannon Fagan/The Image Bank via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting acad...

Biden wants to crack down on bank mergers – here's why that could help consumers and the economy

Biden directed regulators to find ways to limit bank mergers. AP Photo/Andrew HarnikPresident Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order on July 9, 2021, that aims to increase competition throughout ...

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities

Swimming offers a host of beneficial effects on the brain.Stanislaw Pytel/Stone via Getty ImagesIt’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of aging. But a growin...

Domestic violence 911 calls increased during lockdown, but official police reports and arrests declined

Shelter-in-place measures have made it more difficult for victims of domestic violence to escape from their abusers.Elizabeth Livermore/Moment via Getty ImagesCOVID-19 stay-at-home orders surely saved...

Taliban 'has not changed,' say women facing subjugation in areas of Afghanistan under its extremist rule

Afghan citizens at a March 2021 rally in Kabul to support peace talks between the Taliban and the government. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesThe Taliban insurgents continue their deadl...

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