Author: Juan Quintero

Ethiopia – The Failure Of International Sanctions In Achieving Peace

The humanitarian situation in Ethiopia continues to deteriorate, as the international community considers more economic sanctions against the Ethiopian government. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an estimated 7.5 million people in the Afar, Tigray, and Amhara regions are facing acute food insecurity as a result of

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President Ortega Re-Elected For Fourth Term

Nicaragua, a country of 6.6 million people and a per-capita GDP below countries such as Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, “re-elected” Daniel Ortega as president earlier this year. The 70-year-old was sworn in for his fourth straight term amidst a context of controversy and local and international scrutiny.

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Amid High Stakes, Colombians Chose Their New President

Amid controversy and polarization, Colombians took to the voting booths earlier this week to elect the next president. “Change” has been the public’s verdict on the day, as analysts believe this election result marks the end of an era of establishment politics in the country. The two winners were a

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State Of Emergency Prolonged In El Salvador As Murder Rates Skyrocket

On March 27th, a state of emergency was enacted in the small Central American country, driven largely by a recent spike in homicides. The invocation of Article 29 of the constitution holts the government’s provision of some basic rights and freedoms. These impact a detainee’s right to legal representation, widen

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Mozambique Battles Devastating Weather, Armed Conflict

Torrential rains and high winds have compounded a dire humanitarian crisis in the southern African nation of Mozambique this year. Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Depression Dumako hit the country in January and February respectively, causing widespread damage to fragile infrastructure and stressing capacity in already over-crowded and under-resourced displacement

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