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A girl with Chile's national flag painted on her face at Monumental Stadium Santiago, Chile, before Chile's match against Bolivia, September 6, 2016.

The World Bank says it will redo its competitiveness rankings after unfairly influencing them for years

The upcoming revision could affect the rankings of a number of countries, but Chile may see the most significant adjustment.
Demonstrators march in support of Venezuela, in Havana, Cuba, August 25, 2017.

Venezuela is ‘a target-rich environment’ for more US sanctions — but it could backfire

Venezuela's economy is set to continue deteriorating, but what effect that will have on its political scene is not yet clear.

78 years ago, the British won a surprise victory over Nazi Germany in the first major naval battle of World War II

The Allies faced a bleak outlook in the early days of World War II, but a naval victory thousands of miles away from Europe boosted spirits at home.
Demonstrators clash with security forces at a rally during a strike called to protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, July 26, 2017.

A former top national security official says Venezuela is one of Trump’s top 3 priorities — alongside Iran and North Korea

Trump warned this summer that military action was an "option" in Venezuela, though that is apparently not on the table.

Nicolas Maduro is cracking down on rivals and Venezuela’s oil industry could take a big hit

Several former high-ranking officials have been arrested in recent days in Venezuela, in what appears to be a campaign to consolidate political power.
Crew members search for the missing submarine ARA San Juan from an Argentine air force C-130

Argentina is still searching for its missing submarine, but the outcome looks bleak

The search for a missing Argentine sub is in its 12th day, and the families of its 44 crew members are losing hope their loved ones will be found.
The father of one of the ARA San Juan submarine's crew members stands next to signs supporting the crew outside the naval base in Mar del Plata, November 22, 2017.

There’s been no contact with a missing Argentine submarine, and the search is entering a ‘critical phase’

Argentine forces and international partners have been searching for a submarine that disappeared on November 15, but the sub's oxygen may be dwindling.
Excerpt from Raphael's School of Athens.

Here’s a super-short history of 2,400 years of emerging markets

The first emerging markets crisis was in 4th century Greece, Renaissance Capital finds.
Brazilian soldiers during a operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017.

Brazil is struggling with scandals and crises, and people there may look to the military for a fix

Support for democracy appears to be eroding in Brazil, and support for military action in domestic affairs appears to have grown.

Most of the world’s best places for coffee will be gone by 2050

The world's largest coffee-producing regions could shrink by as much as 88% by 2050, according to a new study that is the first of its kind.