Key lawmaker proposes 60-percent tax on land purchases by U.S. adversaries

The United States would block foreign adversaries from snatching up agricultural land by putting a 60-percent excise tax on purchases by people and companies from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela under a bill sponsored by the chairman of the House's tax-writing committee.

Hungry for bribes, the Venezuelan military controls food

After food shortages turned to street violence, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro gave control of the country’s food supply to the military. Now soldiers are making money off of the hungry, the AP says.