Day: April 3, 2021

Venezuelans Flee to Colombia Amidst Drug Trafficking Disputes

Thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing to Colombia in response to violence over drug trafficking disputes. According to Reuters, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano said on March 28th that the power struggle between the Venezuelan military and illegal armed groups is the root of violence that persists in the country. While

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Brazil’s Armed Forces pull away from Jair Bolsonaro

On March 29, a cabinet switch up by President Bolsonaro of Brazil ignited strife within the Brazilian military. Bolsonaro got rid of nearly a third of his cabinet and replaced them with his allies. One of the largest problems with this change was the removal of General Fernando Azevedo e

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U.S. Expected to Sanction Russians over Navalny Poisoning: Sources

Responding to Alexei Navalny’s poisoning last year, President Joe Biden’s administration announced sanctions against seven Russian government officials, and military intelligence agencies Federal Security Service (FSB) and Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU). Before the announcement, two anonymous sources said the

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North Korea’s Missile Launch Sends Message to United States

Beginning at 7:04 AM on Thursday, March 25th, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into eastern waters, violating the United Nations Security Council resolution on nuclear weapons. This move follows last weekend’s release of two “cruise missiles” into the Yellow Sea. While the United States dismissed the first launch as

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Islamic State Claims Attack on Northern Mozambique Town

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Palma, a northern town of Mozambique, where dozens were killed, thousands forced to flee, and others remain missing. Fighting began last week between Islamic State militants and local and state authorities, with local police and soldiers reportedly regaining control of

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The Atrocities of Ethiopia’s War on Tigray.

November 2020 marked the beginning of a conflict that destroyed the lives of thousands. Ethiopia’s military marched on its Tigray province and from that point on, the problem devolved into ruthless violence, censorship and international concern. However, this issue reflects decades of past tensions. The Tigrayan political party called Tigray

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United States Sanctions Myanmar over Human Rights Violations

The United States has recently placed sanctions against individuals in the highest ranks of the Myanmar Armed Forces (known as the Tatmadaw) and a number of major economic entities in Myanmar. These measures are part of an international response to a military coup d’état in Myanmar where the democratically elected

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