North America

Mexico’s Momentous Elections

On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, Mexico’s polls opened up for what is arguably the country’s most important elections.  The current president, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be replaced and Mexican voters will also choose approximately 18,000 others to fill congressional seats, governor positions, and municipal seats. The race for the presidency […]

Mexico’s Presidential Candidate Lopez Obrador Promises To Resolve Violence Plaguing The Nation

On Sunday, elections in Mexico will take place for 3 400 seats at the local, state, and national levels in Mexico. But all eyes will be on the presidential election, which, according to the polls, will favour leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Lopez Obrador has adopted a policy of […]

The Significance Of Roe v. Wade During The Birth Of America’s Most Decisively Conservative Supreme Court For Decades To Come

Justice Kennedy’s announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court last week sparked fears across the U.S. of further restrictions of abortion access and reproductive rights for women, including the potential of the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade to be overturned. This is following President Trump’s appointment of a […]

“Three Shots in the Back” Protests Occur After Police Kill Unarmed Teen, Antwon Rose, In U.S

In the three nights following the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr, protests have been held outside the East Pittsburgh Police Department and caused the shutdown of some city streets. The Pittsburgh community has railed against this latest case of police violence perpetrated on an African-American teenager in the […]

Charlottesville Protest Driver Faces Hate Crime Charges One Year After Deadly Rally

On Wednesday, 29 charges of federal hate crimes were filed against James Alex Fields Jr., the 21-year-old accused of deliberately ramming his car into a crowd at an anti-white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August of last year. The alleged attack, in which Mr. Fields accelerated directly into a […]

2018 Mexican Election: “The Biggest Election In Mexican History”

The National Electoral Institute (INE) has named the 2018 Mexican elections “the biggest election in Mexican history.” On July 1, 2018, 94% of the country’s regions will hold elections on the same day. With approximately 64% of the population registered to vote, the upcoming presidential elections will determine the future […]

The Consequences Of Merkel’s Compliance With Interior Minister’s Ultimatum

Interior Minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, Horst Seehofer, presented Merkel with a controversial ultimatum on Monday, June 18th, to impede Germany’s influx of Syrian refugees. CNN states that the new migration policy Seehofer is bringing to the table would allow Germany to deny Syrian asylum seekers entry into […]