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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Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.
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Investigators Reveal MH17 Was Shot By Russian Missile

Wilbert Paulissen of the Joint Investigations Team said new evidence suggested the Buk missile, used to blow the plane out of the sky, originated from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the city of Kursk.