First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government
A party with neo-fascist roots has won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage for talks to form the country’s first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first female premier.
On Chile rivers, Native spirituality and development clash
For the Mapuche, Chile’s largest Indigenous group and more than 10 percent of its population, a pristine river like the Truful Truful, flowing from a lava field under an Andean volcano, is the home of a spiritual force to revere, not a natural resource to exploit.
EXPLAINER: Who gains or loses, what's next in Italy crisis
Italian Premier Mario Draghi's decision to turn in his resignation after his “unity” coalition broke apart dramatically in Parliament was the latest step in a political crisis that could take months before a new government is solidly in place to lead the European Union's third-largest economy.
Jackson welcomes new deputy chief of police
JACKSON, MI -- Jackson’s first deputy police chief in four years is also the first person of color to fill the role. The Jackson Police Department announced on Aug. 19 that Sergio Garcia has been promoted to the role of deputy chief -- a position which had been vacant since 2017. The deputy chief is second-in-command of the police department and steps in for the Chief of Police in their absence. Current director of Jackson Police and Fire Elmer Hitt was the last person to hold the deputy chief position before being promoted in 2017, the release states. I am confident Sergio has the best interest of residents at heart and will strive to ensure the Jackson Police Department provides the highest level of police service to all.”Garcia officially started working as deputy chief on Aug. 7.mlive.com