Day: September 16, 2017

Guatemalan Congress’ Vote To Protect Morales Causes Controversy

On the 11th of September, the Guatemalan Congress voted against lifting President Jimmy Morales’ immunity from prosecution. The vote transpired just hours after a congressional commission recommended the protection to be withdrawn to open the way for a possible trial surrounding allegations of illicit campaign financing. The vote followed an

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Britain Criticized Over Aid Response To Hurricane Irma

The British government has faced criticism for its response to the effects of Hurricane Irma on its Caribbean territories. Victims on the ground have joined domestic voices airing their concerns over what they perceive to be the slow mobilisation of British forces and limited financial aid sent to the affected

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Alleged Massacre Of “Uncontacted” Tribes People In Brazil: Violence With Far-Reaching Significance

Brazilian authorities are investigating the alleged massacre of 8 to 10 members of an “uncontacted” tribe in the country’s Javari Valley. Allegations of the massacre first arose after illegal gold miners reportedly boasted of the murders, for which they claimed responsibility, in a bar near the Colombia border. The incident

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Saudi Arabia And The Regional Game Of Thrones

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is arguably one of the most iconic and strategically important states within the geopolitical web of the Middle East. It is not breaking news that the kingdom plays a significant role in the production and export of oil, which essentially enables the kingdom to play

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Alleged Massacre Of Brazilian Tribesmen In The Amazon

Reports are currently being investigated for the murder of tribesmen in the Amazon. Gold miners were overheard in a bar bragging about having killed 8-10 tribesmen and carried a hand-carved wooden paddle and a small food bag which they alleged they had stolen. They reportedly boasted that they disposed of

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Colonialism Continues To Echo Through Australian Aboriginal Policy

The United Nations have accused Australia’s Close the Gap Campaign of being “woefully inadequate,” asserting that the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians is a human rights violation and criticizing government policy for being culturally insensitive. UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a report on

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