South America


Bolsonaro And The Future Of The Amazon

On Sunday, October 28th 2018, Jair Bolsonaro, of the PSL (Social Liberal Party), won Brazil’s general election in the second round with approximately 55 percent of the popular vote, defeating Fernando Haddad of the PT (Worker’s Party). Immediately, concerns have been raised regarding the impact that Brazil’s new president-elect will have […]


Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As President

Jair Bolsonaro, the strident far-right candidate, has been elected President in Brazil’s presidential elections. His election signifies the most radical shift in Brazilian politics since the country transitioned from a dictatorship to a democracy over thirty years. Bolsonaro, a former military officer, had received 55.5% of the votes when 96% […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


Bolsonaro Wants To ‘Cleanse’ Brazil of Left-Wing ‘Criminals’

On Sunday, October 21st, Jair Bolsonaro, the frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential election, gave a chilling 10-minute speech that detailed his plans to rid the country of left-wing “criminals.” Bolsonaro is a former army captain whose campaign is supported by the disillusionment and anger felt by Brazilian voters towards the political status […]


‘Estas En Tu Casa’: Mexico’s Offer To Migrant Caravan

On Friday 26th October Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced that Mexico would be offering temporary work permits to those travelling in the migrant caravan to the United States. The deal, known as ‘Estas En Tu Casa’ (You Are in Your Home) includes temporary education and medical arrangements for those who […]


Online Videos Of President Maduro Eating Meat With “Salt Bae” While Venezuela Starves

A viral video has surfaced of Venezuelan President Nicolás Marduro dining at a restaurant run by the world-famous Nusret Gökçe, also known as the internet’s “Salt Bae.” Maduro and his wife Cilia were gifted cigars while Gökçe prepared a steak for them at one of Gökçe’s chains in Turkey. This […]


Honduran Migrant Caravan Poses Security Issue for Mexico

Violence, job searching, and the hopes of building a better life have motivated thousands of Honduran immigrants to travel to the United States, according to Al Jazeera. A caravan numbering some 4,000 people is rapidly approaching the United States-Mexico border and it is continuing onward despite Mexico’s efforts to deter […]


The Number Of Activists Killed In Colombia Continues To Rise

Despite a peace deal being signed two years ago, there appears to be a rise in activist murders in Colombia. Although the overall homicide rate has dropped considerably, statistics shows that social activists, indigenous leaders, environmentalists, local councilmen and union organisers are being murdered in greater numbers. In 2018, almost […]