The United Nations is exploiting hysteria over the Zika virus to wage war on babies, stepping up its efforts to legalize abortion across pro-life Latin American nations where the killing of unborn children largely remains a serious crime. While stoking fears over the virus, the UN is even claiming that what it disingenuously refers to as “human rights” and “international law” demand that pre-born babies in Latin America lose their right to life. Pro-life advocates, religious leaders, and governments across the region, though, are fighting back hard.

Rumors that Brazil’s finance minister — considered by many to be the only voice of reason in an administration riddled with corruption and determined to spend the country into bankruptcy — will shortly be resigning his position is causing more problems for the beleaguered nation.

On Wednesday, Fitch downgraded Brazilian debt to junk status, a move that caught almost no one by surprise. Standard & Poor’s made that move in September and Moody’s is likely to do the same shortly.

Argentina has replaced hardline leftist president Cristina Fernández with a supposed conservative reformer. But will Argentines be willing to accept short-term hardship to finally heal their economic woes?

A combination of corruption and central bank and government interventions is sinking Brazil's once-vibrant economy.

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