Author: Gabriella Palma

Guatemala Enters A State Of Siege After Military Murders

This past week, the Guatemalan government called for a national state emergency after the murder of three military personnel. Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales suspects these murders are by drug traffickers attempting to pass through towards Mexico and eventually to the U.S.. The state of emergency suspends the rights of assembly,

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Tens Of Thousands Rally At Election Protest In Moscow

Russians have taken their anger with the political corruption and unjust elections to the streets of Moscow, this time amassing nearly 50,000 people. The core of these protesters’ anger stems from the exclusion of independent, opposition-minded candidates from taking part in a September election for Moscow’s city legislature. Authorities deny

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ICE Raids Nationwide – How These Sweeps Are Affecting The U.S.

President Trump has announced earlier this month that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to conduct raids targeting immigrants with the intent of returning them to their country of origin. Beginning in ten major cities including Miami, Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles, Trump’s hope is to use these

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Puerto Rican Protests Pushing Government Resignation

Thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets of the island’s capital in order to protest the government’s corruption and offensive comments made by their leader. Concrete barricades, tear gas, and brute force have been used by police in attempts to dispel crowds, with no avail. Despite angered citizens

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Russian Air Force Planes Land In Venezuela

Just earlier this week, a Russian Air Force jet arrived in Venezuela’s main airport in Caracas city. This has caught the watchful eye of many major countries as the Russian-Venezuelan relationship could pose a danger to democracies globally. Venezuela’s state has been suffering since 2014, caused mainly by the rocky

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Eight Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Early on the morning of June 17th, eight were found dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Turkey. En route to the Greek islands, the boat’s 40 passengers sailed in hopes of finding refuge. Though their exact destination was unknown, it is likely that these Syrian refugees were

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Hong Kong To Push Ahead With Extradition Law Despite Protests

Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, have attempted to push an extradition bill that would reform the Chinese judicial system entirely. The proposed law would allow trial extraditions to mainland China in an attempt to create a more thorough Chinese judicial system. Prior to this,

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