JG-House — Earth's Defenders

Will Oaxaca's corn farmers go north? 2

Will Corn Farmers Go North?

Each year rising temperatures and dwindling water supplies will lead to the failure of increasing numbers of crops on farms across the globe. At a time of de-stabilizing climate change, the people who work...

Can Mexicans Take Back Their Corn? 1

Can Mexicans Take Back Their Corn?

Mexicans are looking for new solutions to farming problems that have been growing steadily worse for 25 years. At the moment, they can’t feed themselves. They have to import half of their food from...

Can Mexico Produce Its Own Food? 3

Can Mexico Produce Its Own Food?

After Americans elected Donald Trump to the United States’ presidency in 2016, Mexicans, it seems, are going to elect their own nationalist president in 2018. Voters in many different countries increasingly are embracing politicians...

Chinese Workers Are Faceless 0

Faceless Chinese Workers

If the problems in China’s financial sector are the most serious issues in the nation’s economy today, the problems in its massive factory workforce aren’t far behind. The workforce, composed of almost 300 million...

Xi Jinping Rejects Human Rights 0

Xi Jinping Rejects Human Rights

Xi Jinping and his communist party officials execute more people in China than do government officials in all other nations of the world combined. The researchers at Amnesty International estimate the number of executions...

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights 0

ASEAN Rejects Human Rights

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has never had a reputation for solving problems. Rather, ASEAN, founded in 1967 to meet new economic and political challenges, has always been known for inaction,...

Boy in Embroidered Shirt and Pants 0

Chérubin at Hotel Rastelli

Knock. Knock. Knock. Then came a voice. “Sylvere.” The voice sounded again. “Sylvere.” He opened his eyes. The voice came from the other side of the closed sliding-glass door. Sylvere was awake now. The...

Woman in Market in Africa 0

The Woman from Angola

Turning toward an open door to a small office at the foot of a wide staircase, the Flemish woman disappeared into the office without warning. Equally quickly, a very young, maybe 19 or 20...

Man from Congo 0

The Man from Congo

The silence hanging over the table was heavy, but Sylvere, finishing the food on his plate, was unconcerned. He was just a man enjoying a nice meal in a nice restaurant. The other three...

Inside Subway Car on Way to Lunch 0

Lunch at L’inizio in Leuven

The streaking black car on the pale highway crossed a field of clover before braking hard on the outskirts of Leuven, a medieval city of cathedrals and over-sized burghers’ houses, where Chérubin and Sylvere...