Author: Ingrid Valladares Gonzalez

Ongoing Civil Unrest In Nicaragua Can Lead To A Refugee Crisis

The political crisis that started in Nicaragua since the mid of April in 2018 has raised great concern among its citizens as well as national and international authorities. Everything had started as a student protest in Managua against the Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has now become a violent civil conflict.

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What Are We Really Doing To Protect Human Rights?

“They betrayed us,” a 35-year-old Nigerian woman who fled home in 2006 said, referring to the national security forces who abused her in exchange for food and assistance, an Amnesty International report stated.  Since 2002, the conflict in the North-East of Nigeria has escalated not only as a result of

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Six Latin American Countries Suspended Their Membership From The UNASUR

On the 19th of April, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), one of the largest Latin American institutions created to counter U.S. influence, temporarily lost six of its members. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru suspended their memberships last Thursday due to conflict about who is to hold

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Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis

The ongoing Venezuelan political, economic, and humanitarian crises have caused great concern not only to the country’s citizens but also to the Latin American region as a whole. During the past few years, Nicolas Maduro’s regime has been nationally and internationally recognized as authoritarian.  The huge violations of human rights,

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The Right To Bear Arms Vs. The Right To Live: The United States’ Case

The school shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14th was one of the deadliest since 2012. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been 291 school shootings in the U.S. since 2013, which means that a school shooting occurs almost

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Ethiopia’s PM Resigns From His Position To Restore National Peace

On the 15th of February of 2018, as a result of the ongoing protests in Ethiopia, the Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced his decision to resign from his position as the leader of the country and the chairman of the coalition party. After this pronouncement, the ruling Ethiopian People’s

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Ecuador And The National Referendum: The Breakdown Of A Socialist Regime

On the 4th of February, a national referendum was held in Ecuador. Seven questions regarding topics about corruption, indefinite re-election, children and environmental protection, mining, the law on capital gains, and the restructuring of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control, a government body, were part of the controversial

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Uganda And Its Blood Crisis

Uganda’s current health situation is on the brink of a serious crisis. During the last week, blood shortages in the African country have exacerbated. According to the Daily Monitor, the country is facing a shortage of 140,000 blood units. Certainly, this issue is leaving hundreds of patients unattended to the

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Sudanese Protests After An Increase In Bread Prices

Since 2016, Sudan has been experiencing a high price volatility in some commodities and services, which has caused civil unrest and disconformity. Last Saturday on January 6, 2018, a protest emerged in the city of Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, spreading along to the southeastern city of Sennar

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Violence After The Bicentenary Of The Battle Of Koregaon In India

On the 1st of January of 2018, Pune, the second largest city in India, had a contentious commencement of the year. The Dalit community was celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Koregaon, a British-Peshwa war, which marked a milestone in its emancipation. Unfortunately, this year’s celebration ended with right-wing

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Illegal Trading With North Korea After The Latest UN Sanctions

Last week the resolution 2397 was approved by the UN Security Council, in which new economic sanctions were imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in order to halt its nuclear programme. Among these sanctions, one strictly limited oil trade to the Asian country. Certainly, this action could destabilize

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An Historical Unanimous Agreement On North Korea Sanctions

On the 22nd of December, the United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test on the 29th of November. The resolution 2397 bans approximately 90% of refined petroleum product exports and it demands North Koreans

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Honduran Elections A Tug Of War Between Elite And Democratic Interests

On the 26th of November, the Republic of Honduras held General Elections for its president, deputy officials, and local mayors. During the first results announced the morning after, by the electoral commission (TSE), the opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, who represents the Alliance of the Opposition Against the Dictatorship was

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More Casualties In Aleppo De-escalation Zone

On November 13, 2017, three airstrikes took place on a popular market in what has been termed a ‘de-escalation zone’ in the Town of Atarib, 25 kilometres outside Aleppo. The attacks killed more than 60 civilians and left dozens wounded, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The death

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