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Compiled by Nathan Whiteman

PAKISTAN:
In an effort to reduce deforestation, which enhances the dangers of the rainy season by making mudslides more destructive, the Pakistani government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan has begun a project called the “billion tree tsunami” to replant a huge number of trees. The government has committed $150 million to this project so far.

INDIA:
Regulators have capped the prices of 54 drugs in India. Drugs for diseases such as cancer and diabetes are now up to 55 percent cheaper for Indians.


ICELAND:

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party has earned an allocation of 35 percent of the 1.6 million pounds Iceland sets aside for political campaigns. The party, which supports a 35-hour workweek and the decriminalization of all recreational drugs, has topped eight out of the last 10 national polls.

INDONESIA:
The Indonesian government has recently passed laws mandating that convicted pedophiles and child rapists be chemically castrated. Additionally, child rapists will be implanted with microchips so they can be monitored.


VENEZUELA:

The Venezuelan government has begun seizing factories that have shut down due to the ongoing economic crisis. The owners of said factories are now being imprisoned. The Venezuelan government has recently struggled to keep basic food and supply prices down, and its economy is currently shrinking more than five percent per year.

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