The World News Crossword - August 26th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document containing:
(1) a crossword based on the events of last week's news,
(2) a search & cloze puzzle that explains the background of Venezuela's current economic and human crisis,
(3) a crossword all about Venezuela, and
(4) a bonus puzzle from our book, 'Nonsense Rhymes Crosswords' (because it's fun to do).
All for just $4:99.
What happened in last week's news?
Australia appointed its 6th Prime Minister in 8 years and it rained in drought-stricken New South Wales and Queensland. Sweden's Sami reindeer herders demanded government assistance to offset problems associated with this summer's drought and Berliners were told to close their doors and windows to keep out smoke from forest fires.
Venezuelans continued to cross the border to Peru, Brazil, and Colombia. Unvaccinated Venezuelans caused a measles epidemic in Brazil where measles had been eradicated. And speaking of measles, Johns Hopkins University researchers have said Russian bots and trolls have been spreading mis-information about measles vaccinations to cause trouble in USA. (FYI, measles vaccinations do not cause autism. Measles, on the other hand, can kill children and this is why most governments provide free vaccinations.) Procter & Gamble submitted applications to trademark text-speak such as FYI, LOL, and WTF. WTF!
Meanwhile, back in Venezuela, the inflation rate has reached 18,000%, the government replaced the old bolivar with a new one (with 5 less zeros next to the numbers), hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans are emigrating, and there was a 7.3 earthquake off the north-west Venezuelan coast. This week, we've added 2 bonus puzzles to explain the reasons for Venezuelans' troubles.
All for just $4:99