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The Border Patrol’s recruiting crisis

A Border Patrol agent takes Central American immigrants into custody in El Paso, Texas. Border Patrol’s struggles to recruit agents have impeded the president’s efforts to lock down the border. | John Moore/Getty Images Immigration ‘You’re [...]

Farmers nearing crisis push back on Trump trade policies

A farmer drives a tractor down a rural road on Jan. 17, 2019 near Ottawa, Ill. The next few weeks could be critical in shaping how 2019 will turn out for U.S. agriculture. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Trade Low prices, trade wars and [...]

Pope Francis Makes ‘Historic’ Gulf Tour Amid Yemen Crisis and Christian Repression

Bishop Hinder said he had been unable to reach Yemen because of the war, but that working on specific cases “behind the curtain” sometimes yielded positive results. He added that a public statement by Francis on Yemen was possible, [...]

With Spies and Other Operatives, a Nation Looms Over Venezuela’s Crisis: Cuba

MEXICO CITY — When the opposition leader Juan Guaidó was briefly detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents last week, some saw the hand of another government at work. “This agency is controlled & directed by experienced oppressors [...]

Venezuela Crisis Was Years in the Making. Here’s How It Happened.

In 24 hours, a 35-year-old Venezuelan opposition leader declared himself the country’s president, the United States recognized him as the legitimate head of state, and President Nicolás Maduro ordered American diplomats out of the [...]

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ Saturday on border crisis, shutdown

President Trump said he’ll make a “major announcement” Saturday about the border crisis and the partial government shutdown. “I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Crisis

Presented by */ ]]> Speaker Nancy Pelosi is essentially in open war with President Donald Trump. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY IS THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN A STATE OF CRISIS? … There’s no doubt we have gotten [...]

Theresa May, Britain’s Lady of Perpetual Crisis

Mr. Francois, in November, submitted a scathing letter to the party’s 1922 committee, which has the power to remove the party leader, saying Mrs. May “just doesn’t listen” and is “in complete denial.” Since then, he has missed [...]

Is there really a border crisis?

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Long Lines and Guarded Fuel: Mexico’s Gas Crisis, Explained

People are waiting in long, winding lines at gas stations in Mexico City. Thousands of troops have been deployed to guard pipelines across Mexico. Fuel is being diverted to tankers accompanied by armed vehicles. These are the signs [...]