December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 12

On September 24, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the United Nations General Assembly, chastising other member states for their criticism of Brazilian domestic policy. In p...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 13

In early October 2019, a war-like scene broke out in the northern Mexican city of Culiacán after a series of stunning missteps by security officials. A forgotten warrant, escaped prisoners,...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 17

In July 2019, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified in front of the House Committee on Ways and Means to satisfy Congressional concerns regarding the US-Mexico-Canad...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 11

In May 2019, after weeks of intense domestic pressure, the Cuban government began rationing staple foods and basic hygiene products to ease mounting stress on its centrally-planned economy....

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 14

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) led the charge against corruption across Guatemala since 2007. After the thirty-six-year civil war that rattled the country...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 9

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (left) with Alberto Fernández (right). Source: WikiMedia Commons

On the night of October 27th, 2019, Alberto Fernández became the new president of Argentina. Fer...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 15

*Editorial Note: this article was written preceding the resignation of Evo Morales*

Bolsonaro and Morales’ interaction with the Amazon rainforest is a critical example of the danger that popu...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 16

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Canada’s recent election exposed deep divisions within a historically harmonious country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, head of the Liberal Party, won a narrow vic...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 18

 Santiago, Chile “History is ours and it is made by the people.” Source: Orizon Villalobos

Chile has been taken over by mass protests with anger and frustration pouring onto the streets. From...

December 19, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 6

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Although the current discourse touts Tunisia’s success in the Arab Spring, the nation’s recent election results have proved this narrative to be an oversimplif...

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