Americas


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Celebrating 150 Years of Canada

One staff writer reflects on Canada’s history during Canada Day festivities  By Javan Latson July 1st marked a very important milestone in Canadian history, the 150th anniversary of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada becoming…


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The Women’s Movement Voices in South America

By Victoria Herring Women around the world rallied together on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day. The celebration turned into both a triumphant and somber note, as women went on strike, left their jobs…


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Mexico, Syria, and the Executive Order

By Victoria Herring President Trump signed an executive order on January 27, 2016 that banned immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries in order to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists”: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya…


The Colombian government delegation head negotiator Humberto de la Calle (2-L), and High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo (R), are received by former mayor of Bogota Antanas Mockus (2-R) upon their arrival in Bogota, Colombia, 26 August 2016. (EPA/MAURICIO DUENAS CASTANEDA)

Peace Deals and Populism in Colombia

By Adithya Sivakumar 2016, regardless of its flaws, was a reactionary year. However, the interesting component of decisions made throughout this cycle has been that populism, not necessarily politicians, have fueled these choices. From Trump to…


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Costa Rica: Renewable Energy’s Success Story

By Derek Brody Costa Rica is a Central American nation known primarily for its lush rainforests and booming tourism industry, but this year it is attempting to make another claim to notoriety as the first…


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Castro’s Complicated Legacy

By Victoria Herring On November 25th, two cities just 90 miles away from each other experienced a radically different array of emotions. In Havana, the streets were silent; some people wept and others retreated into…


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Political Turmoil in the Land of Tears and Soul

By Victoria Herring  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the site of our most recent Olympic games, is a vibrant city that serves as the cultural heart of one of the largest and most politically turbulent emerging…



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The Beginning of a Central American Spring

By Bella Jones   The Northern Triangle, a region in Central America encompassing Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, is known to harbor some of the most notorious criminals involved in illegal drug trafficking.  Additionally, this…