Author: Edmund Pollock

The Latest Brexit Breakdown

On Friday, the UK’s parliament voted to apply for Brexit extension. The new deadline for the U.K. to leave EU is on March 29th. The vote was won by a large 211 majority, despite the fact that most MPs from the ruling Conservative party voted against the extension. If Prime Minister

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Indigenous Xinka March Against Guatemalan Silver Mine

On Tuesday, hundreds of indigenous Xinkas marched through Guatemala City to protest the contravention of a Constitutional Court ruling regarding the operation of a local mine. Last September, the court found that the establishment process of the mine in 2013, 75km Southeast of Guatemala City, failed to meet its obligation

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Catalan Nationalist Parties Prompt Snap Election In Spain

On Tuesday, the votes of separatist Catalan parties in the Spanish legislature resulted in the Spanish government failing to pass its national budget. As a result, Spain’s minority government has called a snap election to take place on the 28th of April. The separatists, who had previously supported the government,

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Strikes And Protests In Zimbabwe Against Sudden Fuel Price Rise

Strikes and deadly protests in Zimbabwe began on Monday against an increase in petrol prices. Police used tear gas and live rounds in confrontations with protesters. Motorists are enraged at the government which announced an almost 150% increase in fuel prices last weekend. According to Amnesty International, at least eight

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Mexican Mayor Shot Dead Less Than Two Hours After Taking Office

On Tuesday, Alejandro Aparicio Santiago was shot and killed by a single assailant while on his way to a meeting, less than two hours after being sworn in as Mayor of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Four others were also wounded because Alejandro was surrounded by supporters at

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