Americas

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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…


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Abortion: Canada’s Silent Issue

By Daria Berstell   Reproductive rights, especially abortion policies, are highly contested issues around the world. However, perhaps nowhere is the debate over abortion as divisive, and occasionally violent, as it is in United States,…