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Smoke rises from burning garbage as an Indian woman looks for recyclable material at a dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Nov. 14, 2014 (AP photo by Anupam Nath).

After U.S.-China Climate Deal, India Feels the Heat on Growing Emissions

By Saurav Jha
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The United States and China surprised other G-20 members when they announced a new agreement last week on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. But the G-20 member who perhaps noted this development more than others is India, currently the world’s fourth-largest greenhouse gas emitter. more


How Argentina Became the Newest Drug Trafficking Hub

By Benoît Gomis
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Compared to some of its neighbors, Argentina has been relatively unscathed by the effects of drug trafficking. However, a recent increase in drug-related problems, including cocaine trafficking, has exposed some of Argentina’s key structural weaknesses, underscoring the need for comprehensive reform. more