To the consternation of humanitarian, health and civic activists, the budget proposal includes deep cuts or restructuring of international aid and social service programs.
The president’s apparent lack of knowledge about the U.S. immigration system and the complexities of Africa is especially concerning to anti-poverty volunteers.
Some of the poorest parts of the island remain cut off from the transportation and energy infrastructure.
During his comments to the pro-government National Constituent Assembly Jan. 15, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro also ordered the attorney general to investigate the bishops for hate crimes.
Word of homeless people being turned away from shelters during the cold snap did reach Toronto’s ombudsman office, and an investigation into shelter space and access to it has been initiated.