The Watchlist: Chemical Weapon Attacks in Syria and a National Strike in Argentina

Week of April 10th Flag of Argentina flies over empty streets during a workers' coalition strike on April 6th Africa South Africans March Against Zuma Over 60,000 people participated in marches across South Africa on Friday, protesting the latest actions of President Jacob Zuma. Zuma has long been criticized for his corruption and mismanagement of South Africa, but protests erupted after a cabinet reshuffle that occurred March 31st, firing several members including finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan was working to stop the irresponsible spending of Zuma, and after his firing, two rating agencies downgraded the status of the South African government’s debt to “junk.” The protests were

Watchlist: Putin Responds to Protests

Week of April 3rd Paraguayan protesters burn down Congressional building Asia Suspects in Kim Jong-Nam Case Return to Pyongyang When Police entered the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday, March 26th, to question three North Korean suspects in the Kim Jong-Nam case, little was released about the meeting. However, last Friday, March 31st, all three North Koreans wanted for questioning in relation to the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother to North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, were sent back to North Korea. While much of the situation remains clouded with uncertainty, it is believed that the release of the three suspects was part of a negotiated deal that invo

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