Adelaide Matos


About Adelaide Matos

I am currently an MBA student at the University of Toronto with an interest in economic development. My background prior to the MBA is in Civil Engineering and I have been working at an engineering consulting firm for the past 2.5 years. I am a Toronto native with hopes of one day travelling the world to pursue international development projects. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and board games with friends.

Health Crisis In Venezuela

For years now, Venezuela has been plagued with a political and socioeconomic crisis as Maduro, continues to strengthen his control over the nation. Some economists are even considering the conditions to be worse than the Great Depression due to hyperinflation like never seen before, according to NBC. As the country’s […]


Thousands Displaced In Land Dispute In Chiapas, Mexico

Since late October 2017, a territorial conflict over lands in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has escalated rapidly, resulting in the forced displacement of more than 5,000 inhabitants of Chalchihuitan, according to Human Rights Watch. The conflict centres around a territorial dispute between the neighbouring Tzotzil communities of Chalchihuitan […]


Behind Closed Doors: Uncovering The Abuse Of Detainees In Venezuela

For months now, footage of police exerting acts of violence towards young protesters amidst the political chaos in Venezuela has been broadcast all over the world. However, less is known about the thousands of alleged anti-government protesters who have been detained by authorities behind closed doors. In April, blindfolded and […]


Protests Erupt In Peru As Debate Over Fujimori’s Pardon Continues

Hundreds of Peruvian women were protesting the possible pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori last week, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and corruption during his term in office from 1990 to 2001. The protest highlighted Fujimori’s dark history of mass sterilizations committed by the […]


U.S. And Canadian Diplomats Victims Of Mysterious Attacks In Cuba

A formal investigation has been launched to determine the culprit behind a series of sonic harassment attacks that has led to unusual symptoms ranging from mild brain injuries to hearing loss for U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. The reports of victims stated that they felt vibrations, heard sounds such […]


Disappearance Of Indigenous Activist In Argentina Sparks Outrage

Thousands of Argentine’s are demanding answers regarding the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, an activist for indigenous rights, who was last seen over a month ago. Maldonado went missing during a protest with the Mapuche community in the southern region of Patagonia where they were met by border police. Following the […]


United Nations Mission Attacked In Southwest Colombia

The United Nations Mission in Caloto, Colombia was attacked by unknown assailants on Sunday, August 6th during a collaborative operation to uncover and extract weapon caches left behind by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). The assailants stormed the site carrying rifles and other weapons, after which additional police […]


Colombian Government And ELN Propose Ceasefire Amidst Peace Talks In Ecuador

On Tuesday, July 25th, National Liberation Army (ELN) leaders met with the Colombian government in Ecuador to negotiate an end to the war with Colombia’s last-standing rebel group by proposing a three-month bilateral ceasefire. The bilateral ceasefire was agreed upon by both parties with the condition from Colombia’s President Juan […]


Venezuela Government Supporters Attack Politicians At The National Assembly

On a day traditionally spent celebrating the independence of Venezuela from the Spanish crown, members of the opposition party were unexpectedly met with violence and terror when dozens of pro-government activists attacked and terrorized the grounds of Venezuela’s National Assembly building in downtown Caracas. The chaos began at the break […]