World News


Future of the BRICS

The BRICS group created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund to finance infrastructure projects and head off future economic crises.


Maduro: Brics summit will change the world order

Brics creating a development bank with $100 billion starting capital using local currencies instead of U.S. dollar.


"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.


Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.


Latin American alliance confronts economic crisis

UNASUR has emerged from a bevy of regional alliances to assume a major role in work toward Latin American integration. With the Paraguayan Senate's approval August 13 of Paraguay's entry into UNSUR, the alliance now includes all 12 South American nations.


Greece: A nation with its back to the wall?

For Greece to thumb its nose at the international elites and win would set a precedent for many other nations.