The Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute

April 8, 2023 written by Ciara Perez For the last two centuries, Guyana and Venezuela have disputed over a 61,000-square-mile area known as Essequibo, rich in gold, oil, diamonds, and other natural resources. Venezuela says it claimed the disputed territory in 1811 when it declared independence from Spain. However, in 1814 the United Kingdom claimed... Continue Reading →

Honduras to Cut Diplomatic Ties with Taiwan

Written by Ciara Perez On March 14, 2023, Honduran President, Xiomara Castro, announced that the Honduras Foreign Ministry had begun switching diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China. Though changing diplomatic recognition to China was one of Castro’s campaign promises, in line with the left-wing Liberty and Refoundation Party she represented, it was unclear if Castro would... Continue Reading →

Movement in the Chilean Government

Written by Ciara Perez March 12, 2023 Chilean Constitution Reform After an overwhelming majority voted against the proposed new constitution in September 2022, a second draft is officially in the works. Congress appointed a group of experts to begin the constitution draft, which is expected to be more moderate in its language. “The experts will... Continue Reading →

Political Protests in Peru

by Ciara Perez Peru has been facing political protests since December 7, 2022, when President Pedro Castillo was ousted from power after an attempt to avoid impeachment by dissolving Congress. His actions resulted in impeachment, and his vice president, Dina Boluarte, stepped in, making her the sixth president in six years. Following this change in... Continue Reading →

Hurricanes, Ambassadors, & Authoritarianism

Written by Elliott Cochran September 26, 2022 Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Fiona was a category 4 hurricane and unleashed mass devastation. The storm caused massive flooding on the island then made its way to the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos. The storm’s level of destruction hasn’t been seen since 2017. The... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Ian & Persona Non Grata

Written by Elliott Cochran October 3, 2022 Cubans have taken to the street after days without power post Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Ian hit Cuba on Tuesday and knocked out power for the entire island, by Friday half of Havana had electricity back. However, many people began banging on pots and pans in protest because of... Continue Reading →

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