Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

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Showdown in Venezuela

International | Guiadó begins his ‘final phase’ to oust Maduro
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/01/19, 11:58 am

VENEZUELA: Months of unrest entered a new and perhaps a showdown phase, as opposition leader Juan Guiadó surrounded himself with military supporters and called for street protests Wednesday to oust rival President Nicolás Maduro. Violent protests broke out across the country ahead of planned rallies.

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A global outlook dominated by stress and worry

International | Gallup poll attempts to track the emotional health of people around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/29/19, 01:19 pm

GLOBAL: The most positive country in the world is Paraguay, and the most negative is Chad, according to a Gallup poll that surveyed 150,000 people in about 140 countries in a bid to track the world’s emotional health. Pollsters found worry and stress up everywhere, and while the United States ranked 39th overall, Americans joined Greeks in being the most stressed populations in the world.

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A second cyclone slams southern Africa

International | Gusts up to 174 mph knock down buildings and cause power outages in Mozambique
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/26/19, 11:05 am

MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique Thursday with gusts of up to 174 miles per hour—equal to a Category 4 hurricane—just weeks after another powerful storm, Cyclone Idai, killed more than 1,000 people. Officials said 30,000 people had been evacuated, with reports of homes collapsing and the provincial capital of Pemba losing power.

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