Day: May 15, 2017

Mayday…Mayday…Mayday… Asylum Seeker Deaths at Sea

The number of asylum seekers and migrants journeying across the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe continues to rise higher, reflecting the escalating crisis of displaced people across the world. Proportionately, as more people risk their lives on the sea, the numbers presumed to have disappeared and drowned

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Mexico Named Second Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria

Mexico has surpassed Iraq, Afghanistan and several conflict-ridden African countries as the second deadliest zone after Syria, according to a new report on the global armed conflict. The 2017 Armed Conflict Survey, released on Tuesday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), showed the number of fatalities as a

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Is The U.S. Poised To Abandon Human Rights?

With the near constant barrage of big ticker news items coming out of the U.S. White House (such as the recent firing of the FBI Director James Comey) causing concerns amongst U.S. citizens, it should come as no surprise that foreign observers are also becoming increasingly concerned about US commitment

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Trump’s Authoritarian Ambitions

US President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey last Tuesday has received attention from around the world. Critics have questioned the motivations and the legal backing of the action. There appear to be two rationales for Comey’s dismissal: first is the refusal to give Trump a loyalty oath,

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Venezuela Still Consumed By Anti-Government Protests

Anti-government protests continue in Caracas, Venezuela this week, as they have almost every day since the end of March when the Supreme Court attempted to take over the powers of the opposition-led National Assembly. Dozens have been killed during the protests against President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet. Dissatisfaction has

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