Haiti: Is U.N. Intervention Enough?

Written by Ciara Perez October 24, 2022 Under Prime Minister Ariel Henry, Haiti has been in decline. “Haiti has seen worsening inflation, fuel shortages, kidnappings, massacres, displacement, and escalating clashes between heavily armed gangs” and in August, Haitians began protesting for Henry’s resignation. Last month, armed gangs blocked the main fuel terminal in the capital... Continue Reading →

Lula’s Victory, Bolsonaro’s Defeat

Written by Ciara Perez November 7, 2022 On Sunday, October 30th, leftist candidate Luiz Lula won the presidential election by an incredibly small margin of 50.1% to Bolsonaro’s 49.1%. Jair Bolsonaro did not speak publicly for two days after the election results. When he did address the public on Tuesday, he agreed to transfer power... Continue Reading →

Barbados Leads Talks on Climate Disaster Financing

Written by Ciara Perez December 5, 2022 Developing nations have been vocal in their burden of the financial costs of climate change – from rebuilding infrastructure when natural disaster strikes, to investing in cleaner industry to combat greenhouse emissions, to paying 3x the interest rates on loans than wealthy nations. The Barbados Prime Minister, Mia... Continue Reading →

Tensions Leading to Brazil’s Election Day

Written by Ciara Perez - September 19, 2022 On October 2nd, the people of Brazil will cast their vote in the presidential election, with candidates including right-wing populist, Jair Bolsonaro, and leftist candidate, Luis Lula. Bolsonaro is the current President running for reelection, and his main rival is Lula, who governed the country from 2003-2010.... Continue Reading →

Amending Chile’s Constitution

Written by Elliott Cochran - September 5, 2022 On September 4th, the people of Chile will vote on a new constitution. The new constitution will grant rights to the indigenous population and correct inequality.  The constitution will shift the voice of Chile to the edges of the nation and away from mining operations. However, there... Continue Reading →

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