1. The plight of Latin America’s teachers. “Japan: take our soccer, give us your education.”
2. Nicaragua canal a big dig — or big scam? “There are many reasons to think it may be the latter.” Indeed!
3. Mexico City launches trash-for-food clean-up program. “Recyclable materials are exchanged for points then used to buy organic food and product.”
4. Bhutan Is No Shangri-La. “Bhutan conducted a special census in the south and then proceeded to cast out nearly 100,000 people — about one-sixth of its population, nearly all of them of Nepalese origin.”