My weekly world news column is back! I haven’t done one of these in a while since I’ve been caught up with other news lately.

The following are this past week’s featured countries, including three Yemen news stories from my blog.

Brazil

  • The country’s meat exports dropped by 99.9% because of a scandal over faking inspections. Health inspectors were being bribed to certify rotten food as being safe to eat. Deutsche Welle
  • A teacher changed her hairstyle to match her student who was being bullied by a boy who called her hair ugly. BBC
  • Now in Florianópolis, a retreat known as “gay surf camp”. “A week-long experience for people of all genders and skill levels in a welcoming and diverse atmosphere.” GOOD Magazine

Belarus

  • Thousand of people have been turning out to protest a new tax. 57 people were arrested when an NGO’s office was raided, an opposition leader also arrested, and MORE arrested when about 700 people showed up Saturday to a banned demonstration. Deutsche Welle

Yemen 
(news shared from my blog)

  • Thousands of people attended the 2nd anniversary rally in Sana’a to denounce the past two years of the Saudi-led aggression in the country. Over 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
  • An entire generation may be lost due to children being unable to attend school.
  • Local artists painted walls to protest the war.

China

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This photo taken on March 19, 2017 shows villagers performing during a traditional celebration for the spring season in the village of Douzhai in Congjiang county, in southwest China’s Guizhou province.

  • The region of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei is in planning stages to become a megacity home to over 130 million people. NBC News
((Featured image of Chongjiang Country from http://www.discoverchinatours.com/travel-guide/congjiang/.))
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