Daily Archives: April 19, 2019

Aid Released Amid Political Unrest, Giving Hope To Struggling Venezuelans

Venezuela has been sent deeper into its political struggle as there is still no legitimate president recognised both nationally and internationally – and with the country and onlookers still divided, civilians continue to struggle as they are forced to bear the brunt of the growing social epidemic caused by the […]

100 Days Of Living In Fear For The Indigenous People Of Brazil

Since Jair Bolsonaro took office as President of Brazil on 1 January, indigenous peoples’ lands have been under extreme threat. Under the Brazilian Constitution, rewritten in 1988, native tribes have legal ownership of their land and the “inalienable right” to reject any development on their territory. Brazil has also ratified […]

Brunei Faces Backlash Over New Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Brunei, a small nation on the island of Borneo in southeastern Asia, introduced new legislation this week that would allow for its citizens to be given the death penalty if they had gay sex. The law was part of a three-phase plan enacted in 2013 to gradually move the nation […]

Khalifa Haftar’s Attack On Tripoli A Week Before Peace Negotiations Hinders Peace Progress

On 3 April, General Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Forces (LNA) announced his intention to launch an attack on Tripoli, the nominal capital of the war-torn country and headquarters of the rival Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al–Sarraj. The GNA is recognised by the international […]