Hard Numbers: Zimbabwe's Capital is Parched
16: On Monday, 16 Latin American countries endorsed economic sanctions on members of Venezuela's government as part of a growing effort to increase international pressure and oust its leader, Nicolas Maduro. The group – which includes Argentina, Colombia and Brazil – stopped short of support for a military intervention.
81: Public confidence in those who hold positions of power in the US is waning, with 81 percent of Americans agreeing that members of Congress act unethically "some" or "all or most of the time," according to a recent Pew poll. Over a third of those surveyed think that powerful people who behave unethically don't face serious consequences.
2 million: More than 2 million people in and around Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, were left without water on Monday after authorities cut off the taps, citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals. This raises new fears about disease after a recent cholera epidemic and a longstanding drought that has devastated the country's crops.
16,000: US companies have lodged more than 16,000 requests for exemptions from the $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods that the Trump administration imposed last year. Of those, 63 percent have come from just one company, Minnesota's Arrowhead Engineered Products Inc., which imports car parts and other items now taxed with a 25 percent tariff that's set to rise next month.