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Newsweek 03/15/2019

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the archives

1947“The struggle of the American schoolteacher to maintain an exterior of respectability on meager salaries has become a national scandal,” Newsweek reported. As living costs in postwar America steadily began to rise, attitudes toward teaching as a profession plummeted. Small steps were taken to fix the issue and, most of all, “avoid strikes,” which were seen as “injurious to the profession.” Today’s teachers, still embroiled in the same battle, have begun to pick up on the fact that strikes may not be so injurious after all.(O. C. SWEET)(FRED WARD/BLACK STAR)1978As Africa became dotted with Cuban troops, President Jimmy Carter—and the limits of détente—were put to the test. “Behind the Cubans,” Newsweek wrote, “are the Russians, whose money, weapons and airplanes” were all intended to “serve as a reminder that they…

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on the fence

Cattle herders gather their livestock at a market on February 20, a few days ahead of Nigeria’s general election. Muhammadu Buhari won a second term as president in the vote, which his rival, Atiku Abubakar, called a “sham election.” How to handle the ongoing deadly violence between nomadic cattle herders and farmers was a primary issue in the campaign.…

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endless anguish

A wounded girl awaits rescue next to the body of her sister, whose hand is visible in the rubble. The government bombarded the town, in the rebel-held province of Idlib, on February 26. Between February 9 and February 26, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, government attacks killed 42 civilians around Khan Sheikhun, the site of a deadly chemical attack in 2017.…

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nothing to see here

Vietnamese police officers sit near the city’s Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel on February 27, ahead of the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The meeting ended abruptly, without the deal promised by Trump. “Sometimes you have to walk, and this was just one of those times,” he said.(YE AUNG THU/AFP/GETTY)…

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the (spy) doctor is in

@SpyTalkerNot much time seems to pass without learning of yet another turncoat in the CIA or other intelligence agencies. In February, feds charged Monica Witt, a former Air Force counterintelligence sergeant and later defense contractor, with passing extremely sensitive secrets to Iran. Over the past two years, two former CIA operatives were arrested independently on charges of spying for China.Just more spy vs. spy stuff, fodder for books and movies? No. Those last two reportedly contributed to what was described as a “catastrophic” wave of arrests and executions of 18 to 20 CIA assets in China. Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013, allegedly provided her handlers with the names and sources of U.S. agents involved in clandestine activities.As long as there are spy services, of course, there will be…

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crisis of confidence

The crisis in Venezuela has deepened, with millions of people making desperate journeys to escape hyperinflation, hunger, crime, diseases and death while searching for a better life.In 2018, Ana Carina Palacio was one of them. After her husband was killed in an accident, she set off, while pregnant, along with her young son. She obtained a transit card and entered Colombia legally, and she has sought help from the International Organization for Migration, which is associated with the United Nations.Palacio is staying at a temporary assistance center for migrants in Villa del Rosario as she seeks housing, employment and caretakers for her now 6-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son.This is her story, in her own words (edited for clarity), as told in Spanish to Newsweek’s Jessica Kwong, in an interview over Skype…

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