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Cocaine Legalization and Mexico’s War on Drugs

September 5, 2019

Over the past decade, Mexico has become infamous for its violent war on drugs. Since 2006 when President Felipe Calderon deployed over 6,500 Mexican soldiers to shut down drug traffickers throughout the country, the ensuing bloodshed has been devastating. Mexico has lost soldiers, civilians, and so many other precious lives in the process. In 2018, Mexico’s homicide rate reached a record high with over 33,000 homicides committed in one year.

A Guide to Argentina's 2019 Presidential Election

August 12, 2019

On August 11th Argentines will be headed to the polls to vote in the primary elections, the first step in determining who will be on the ballot for the general presidential election on October 27th. While a change in president is always impactful for any country, Argentine citizens are especially aware of the importance of their ballot this time around. Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2018, the peso has risen to above 40 pesos to the dollar, indicating a 48% inflation rate.

Trump’s “Safe Third Country” Policy

July 22, 2019

While Donald Trump’s presidency has polarized America with voters vehemently for or against his policies, his actions in regards to immigration in the United States have been among the most controversial of his time in office. From the 2017 travel ban-most commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban”- to promises of building a physical wall between Mexico and the United States, developing new immigration policies has been a prominent issue for President Trump since taking office in 2017.

El Apagón en Venezuela: ¿Una Crisis, Una Conspiración, o Las Dos?

May 13, 2019

El 7 de Marzo, 2019, Venezuela sufrió uno de los apagones más severos que ellos han vivido (Hetland). Aproximadamente 80% de la energía de Venezuela es el producto de una presa hidroeléctrico, la Presa Guri en el Estado Bolívar. Cuando problemas técnicos causan a la presa a  cerrar, millones de venezolanos se convirtieron en víctimas de un apagón que duraba una semana. La mayoría de la energía del país fue restaurada del 14 de Marzo, 2019. Sin embargo, todavía hay lugares que no tienen electricidad.


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