Human Migration Brought Maize to Maya Region, Study Finds

A new analysis of the DNA of the remains of ancient people in the jungles of Belize reveals that farming technology arrived from the south.

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Oligarchs Got Richer Despite Sanctions. Will This Time Be Different?

For nearly a decade, sanctions have been little more than names on a list for wealthy Russians. Governments are working to give them bite.

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Biden Taps Michelle Kwan and Caroline Kennedy for Ambassador Posts

Ms. Kennedy, nominated to be ambassador to Australia, and Ms. Kwan, nominated to be the envoy to Belize, were prominent Biden supporters during the 2020 campaign season.

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How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

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What’s Killing Jaguars in Central and South America?

Poaching of the big cats is on the rise, and a new study links their slaughter to corruption as well as investment from Chinese companies.

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