Socialist Santa

Late last week, starting on Thursday, Venezuelan authorities seized almost four million toys from warehouses across the capital city of Caracas. William Contreras, Venezuela's national superintendent for the defense of socioeconomic rights oversaw the seizures from the Kreisel toy company. In addition to arresting two high level employees of the toy company, the consumer protection has requested to the attorney general’s office that all Kreisel executives be prohibited from leaving the countr...
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Latin America’s First Elephant Sanctuary

Last week, the first elephant sanctuary in Latin America was opened in Brazil. Two former circus elephants, Maia and Guida, are the first to call the new 2800-acre sanctuary there home. Located in the southwestern state of Mato Grosso, this reserve will allow its two current residents and any newcomers the opportunity to roam freely without any disturbances from human activities. Sanctuary officials estimate there are more than 50 elephants living in captivity in Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, and...
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