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Venezuela Update: 4 Days Into The Country’s Longest Blackout
By admin March 12, 2019

On Thursday, the San Geronimo B substation went down, sending Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, into darkness. Today, 18 of the country’s 23 states remain affected by the outage, food supplies are running short, and it has been reported that the country’s private sector has lost an estimated $400 million as a result of the blackout.

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Climate Change and the Government Shutdown: What’s the Link?
By admin January 22, 2019

The US Government’s shutdown, which began in December of 2018, will be entering its 32nd day come midnight on Tuesday. Its effects are being felt by the estimated 380,000 federal employees that were furloughed or are working without pay, as well as by federal courts, and even small businesses. Now, in addition to its social

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A Right-Wing Extremist Playground
By admin October 29, 2018

As hate speech and far-right principles become mainstays of political campaigns and backbones of domestic policy in different countries around the world, individuals with convoluted perspectives of society are seizing the opportunity to become outspoken and active to achieve their goals. In the United States, Americans are experiencing frequent outbreaks of violence motivated by an

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NAFTA No More: Canada joins the U.S. and Mexico in the U.S.M.C.A.
By admin October 1, 2018

In 1994, the United States, Mexico and Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, popularly known as NAFTA. The deal, meant to facilitate economic activity between the three countries, led to the phasing out of various tariffs associated with agriculture, textiles and automobiles between 1994 and 2008. Having shaped North American trade relations for

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New Leadership Under South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa
By admin December 21, 2017

On Monday, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) rebuked President Jacob Zuma of South Africa by choosing Cyril Ramaphosa, an anti-apartheid protégé of Nelson Mandela and business tycoon as its new leader. With fierce rivalry in the race that exposed stark divisions in the party, Mr. Ramaphosa defeated cabinet minister Dlamini-Zuma, Mr. Zuma’s ex-wife, 2,440

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Kenya’s “Peaceful” Elections turn Violent
By admin August 11, 2017

Reportedly, a record number of Kenyans participated in the general election, mostly casting ballots in support of Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga; the sons of Kenya’s first president and first vice president, respectively. There were eight contenders in the running to become the leader of one East Africa’s most successful countries, but apart

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Kenya’s Dynastic Political Rivalry
By admin August 10, 2017

On Tuesday, as the results of the Presidential election poured in, Kenya anxiously laid in wait – would mass ethnic violence erupt as it did in 2007 or would a peaceful and credible demonstration of democracy prevail? After 97 percent of the votes counted, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken what appears to be an

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FARC: Transitioning from Guns to Gavels
By admin July 28, 2017

Founded in 1964 under a Marxist-Lenninist Ideology, the armed wing of the Communist Party is the largest “irregular army” in Colombia operating in various regions of the country. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) were established after the assassination of Liberal Party leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitain during a period known in Colombia as “La

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Venezuela: A Country in Chaos
By admin July 27, 2017

In 1953, LIFE Magazine referred to Caracas as “the capital of the opportunities in South America.” Throughout the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s the Venezuelan capital flourished, as did much of the country, thanks in large part to the discovery of oil. The liquid gold transformed Venezuela into the richest country in Latin America and one

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In Africa, The Future is Female
By admin June 14, 2017

A newly emerged networking group composed of individuals from the United Nations, African Union, and the Permanent Mission of Germany aims to create a platform that tackles peace, stability, and good governance within Africa through female leaders. The African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) involves 80 participants from varying parts of Africa, many ranging from Africa’s

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The Long Duration
By admin November 2, 2016

When looking at the heart of a map, the countries that comprise the Middle East and Western Asia, it is clear that civil war or external invasions have affected nearly half of them. Not only does the act of war have catastrophic consequences on the economic and political systems, but also the humanitarian consequences are

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