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Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Drawing of person caught in cogs (Yasser Castellanos)

Cuban artists protest government restrictions

Cuban artists are boycotting the 2019 Havana Biennial. Their alternative show protests Decree 349, a law that makes independent artistic expression a crime.
Woman about to inject vaccine into a child's upper arm (© Ary Silva/PAHO/WHO)

Eradicated diseases return amid Venezuela’s crisis

Venezuela's economic collapse has left its people vulnerable to once eradicated diseases that could spread across the Americas.
People in uniform building frame around water tank (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/U.S. Navy)

Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

Technical experts from 11 countries led by the U.S. Navy will provide disaster response training and humanitarian aid during Pacific Partnership 2019.
Juan Guaidó with raised thumb, surrounded by supporters (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Guaidó gives Venezuelans 75 days of hope [infographic]

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó has delivered tangible results in his first 75 days serving the people suffering under Maduro's regime.
Smiling woman ringing the NYSE bell, surrounded by other smiling people (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

New York Stock Exchange welcomes Africa’s first ‘unicorn’

Jumia, the "Alibaba of Africa," draws eyes toward Africa as the first publicly traded tech startup from the continent on the NYSE
Illustration of a Chinese dragon snaking its way through a university building (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Do Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom?

Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
A woman searching for mines in grass (MAG)

Clearing of bombs makes way for new beginnings

The Department of State releases its annual report on mine removal activities from Iraq to Southeast Asia to coincide with Mine Awareness Day on April 4.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.