Peru Announced Plans to Send an Envoy to an Uncontacted Tribe
Peru recently announced plans for its first official contact with the Mashco-Piro people. Local officials had long opposed interacting with the group, one of Peru's 15 uncontacted tribes, which know of the wider world but remain aloof from it.
Mexican Cartels Are Going High-Tech
The war on drugs isn't just fought with bullets. Recent announcements from Mexican authorities show that cartels are developing increasingly advanced networks of information technology.
Russia Hates Western Condoms
Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade now supports restricting the import of Western-made rubbers, which health officials say will promote "discipline" and make Russians more "selective in their choice of partners."
Why Chad's Muslim Population Didn't Oppose the Country's Burka Ban
In June, the government announced that burkas, turbans and other religious face coverings would be banned nationwide. Interestingly, local Muslims raised seemingly little outcry.
Azerbaijan Is Trying to Attract Tourism with Its Crude Oil Spas
While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.