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Hard Numbers: Chickens on the brink of death!

Hard Numbers: Chickens on the brink of death!

80: El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world, with one woman murdered on average every three days in 2019, and 80 percent of those crimes go unpunished. The recent high-profile murder of a Salvadoran journalist by her boyfriend prompted the government to declare femicide a national emergency.


300 million: The isolation of China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus, is pushing its flock of more than 300 million chickens to the "edge of death," the region's poultry association said. Blocking transport in and out of Hubei has disrupted crucial shipments of animal feed supplies, and if this trend continues, most farms in the province will likely run out by the end of the week.

600: As Islamist violence continues to cripple Africa's Sahel region, France announced the deployment of 600 more soldiers to the Sahel, adding to the 4,500 French troops already stationed there. The reinforcements will deploy primarily to areas along the borders of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, which jihadists have used as launchpads for attacks.

6: Turkey launched fatal airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad's forces in northwestern Syria Monday, after six Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian shelling in Idlib province. Russia, a major backer of the Assad regime, said it wasn't warned about the retaliation – Turkey says Russia shouldn't stand in the way anyway.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

Here are the basic facts:

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If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: For the first time in twenty years extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on the podcast to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Does Cuba belong back on the US's State Sponsors of Terrorism list? The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board showed their support for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision on this issue in a recent opinion piece, "Cuba's Support for Terror." But in this edition of The Red Pen, Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group analysts Risa Grais-Targow, Jeffrey Wright and Regina Argenzio argue that the WSJ's op-ed goes too far.

We are now just a few days away from the official end of Donald Trump's presidency, but the impacts of his latest moves in office will obviously last far beyond Joe Biden's inauguration. There's the deep structural political polarization, the ongoing investigations into the violence we saw at the Capitol, lord knows what happens over the next few days, there's also last-minute policy decisions here and abroad. And that's where we're taking our Red Pen this week, specifically US relations with Cuba.

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