Articles by Ryan Villarreal

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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.


Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Calling It Quits

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced he will resign from his post after a new government is formed following the general elections in January, adding that he plans to withdraw from politics as a whole.

African Leaders Seek Peace In DR Congo

Leaders in four countries neighboring the conflict-riddled Congo have called for rebels in the eastern part of the country to cease their attacks against the government and relinquish captured territory.

Cuba Gets First Transgender Public Official

Cuba’s first transsexual public official has taken office after being elected earlier this month to the municipal government of the city of Caibarien in the province of Villa Clara.

Uruguay's Farmer President Shuns Wealth

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica would rather live on a small farm located on the outskirts of the capital Montevideo than the upscale residence provided by the state.



New Mexico District Attorney Resigns As 'Rust' Prosecutor

The New Mexico district attorney who charged actor Alec Baldwin for the shooting death of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins said on Wednesday she would step down as a prosecutor on the case, marking another win for defense lawyers.