Adelaide Matos

About Adelaide Matos

I am currently an MBA student at the University of Toronto with an interest in economic development. My background prior to the MBA is in Civil Engineering and I have been working at an engineering consulting firm for the past 2.5 years. I am a Toronto native with hopes of one day travelling the world to pursue international development projects. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer and board games with friends.

Violent Disappearances Continue At The Mexican Border

On March 25th, 2018, in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican Marine helicopter opened fired from above killing a mother and two of her daughters. The Marines initially denied their involvement in the deaths, but when experts determined that the wounds could have only be inflicted from […]

Brazil’s Democracy In Jeopardy As Lula’s Case Continues To Divide The Nation

After being sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has divided the nation like no other politician in Brazilian history. Known for his strong advocacy for solving the long standing issue of inequality, Lula pulled more than 67M people out […]

Health Crisis In Venezuela

For years now, Venezuela has been plagued with a political and socioeconomic crisis as Maduro, continues to strengthen his control over the nation. Some economists are even considering the conditions to be worse than the Great Depression due to hyperinflation like never seen before, according to NBC. As the country’s […]

Thousands Displaced In Land Dispute In Chiapas, Mexico

Since late October 2017, a territorial conflict over lands in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has escalated rapidly, resulting in the forced displacement of more than 5,000 inhabitants of Chalchihuitan, according to Human Rights Watch. The conflict centres around a territorial dispute between the neighbouring Tzotzil communities of Chalchihuitan […]

The Continuous Cycle Of Violence Within The Brazilian Prison System

In the beginning of 2017, Brazil experienced some of the worst prison violence the country has ever seen. It all began on news years day when approximately 56 inmates were murdered at the Anisio Jobim complex in Manaus, Amazonas as a result of a war between the Sao Paulo based […]

UN Ends 13 Year-Long Mission In Haiti, Leaving Behind A Controversial Legacy

Haiti, a nation plagued with political unrest for the last decade, is saying goodbye to a controversial UN peacekeeping mission despite concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate enough to provide security for its people. The UN flag was lowered at its headquarters in the capital […]

Protests Erupt In Peru As Debate Over Fujimori’s Pardon Continues

Hundreds of Peruvian women were protesting the possible pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori last week, who is currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and corruption during his term in office from 1990 to 2001. The protest highlighted Fujimori’s dark history of mass sterilizations committed by the […]