Food shortages, social disruption and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he starved himself in the US capital in a hunger strike protest at the lack of action to thwart the climate crisis.
The merciless dogfight between Mexican drug cartels produced its latest macabre spectacle with the discovery of 19 mutilated corpses — nine of them hung semi-naked from a bridge — in a city to the west of the capital.
Police arrested a man in body armor, with a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, who walked into a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday, alarming customers within in a week of back-to-back shootings that shocked the nation.
The Cameroonian men who share 10 mattresses on the floor of a third-floor apartment above a barber shop walk every morning to the busiest US border crossing with Mexico, hoping against all odds that it will be their lucky day to claim asylum in the United States. Their unlikely bet is that a sympathetic Mexican official will somehow find a spot for them.