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.

 

Thatcher 1997

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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Couple Arrested For Locking 10-Year-Old Daughter In Basement

The police raided the house of Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, after they received an anonymous tip around 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. EDT) and discovered that a young girl was being held captive in the basement of the home in “poor condition.”