While the world economy languishes, paintings and sculpture continue to command dizzying prices. Georgina Adam explains how competitive billionaires, new wealth and the fashions of the super-rich keep values sky high.
Proposals to help immigrants integrate into US culture take up only 30 pages in an 800-page immigration reform bill, but they are winning broad support – even among some critics of the overall legislation.
The local priest recognized Coogan’s ability to connect with young people and asked him to stay, and for the next seven years, Coogan acted as his lay assistant, opening a drug-rehabilitation center for young men in the town of Nueva Rosita.
Fifty years ago was one of the world's stranger coup plots, described by British diplomats as a "slapdash comedy", with the famous prima ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn and her Panamanian husband trying to topple the government of Panama with the help of a flighty British model, Judy Tatham
The rich off the hook from military draft in Peru?
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 07:26
The Peruvian government has sparked an uproar by reinstating the military draft—but allowing those who can afford a $715 fine to skip military service.
The measure has been almost universally attacked as discriminating against the poor, particularly from the Amazon and Andes, where entire families earn less than that sum in a year, while allowing rich kids to legally dodge the draft.