Articles by Ryan Villarreal

Ryan Villarreal reports on foreign affairs with a focus on Latin America. He also covers human rights and environmental issues worldwide.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he grew up with temperate, dry summers and rainy, green winters, but has taken a liking to the four seasons experienced in New York.

 

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Thatcher's Green Streak

Thatcher was a staunch free-market advocate, but she also believed that economic growth should not come at the expense of the environment.

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Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.
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Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."