By Kurt Alan Ver Beek and James D. Nealon
Cutting aid won’t keep migrants from leaving Honduras, and would threaten fragile and hard-won progress in the region
The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) lost territory but persisted in pockets of territory in Iraq and Syria during the first half of 2018, according to a new report on Operation Inherent Resolve from the Department of Defense, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In contrast to the national trend in Iraq, “insurgent activity increased in Kirkuk, Diyala, and Salah ad Din provinces during the quarter.” Threats continued to emanate from the areas north of Baghdad as well.
By Carly Rodgers
Brazil has engaged in United Nations (UN)-mandated peacekeeping operations since 1956. Since then, it has contributed to roughly 50 peacekeeping missions and more than 33,000 military officials, police officers and civilians.
In 1991, the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE) introduced " Indígena" as a categor y of self- identification to the national census.
Today, 817,963 Indigenous people live in Brazil, representing 0.4% of the nation's total population. Indigenous peoples in Brazil represent 305 different ethnic groups and speak more than 270 Indigenous languages.