European Countries Prepare To Reopen To Tourists

After months of closed borders to all tourism-related travel due to COVID-19, several European countries and the European Union are beginning to draft plans regarding the reopening of many borders to tourism. The European Commission has been encouraging its members to correlate their borders and re-openings, and while some are […]

Rappi Or No Rappi? The Case Of Delivery Apps In Latin America

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been great controversy with regards to the role of delivery apps like Uber Eats, Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa in Latin America. In countries like Argentina where delivery drivers have been granted the permission to circulate freely, people have shown concern about […]

Unwanted Effects Of The COVID-19 On Violence Against Women

As stated by the World Health Organization, the current global pandemic of COVID-19, has affected the lives of all people regardless of borders. The Coronavirus constitutes a life-threatening illness that has already caused thousands of deaths and has left many people vulnerable, especially in conflict-affected areas. The pandemic has created […]

A Chance To Re-imagine Our Place In The Natural World: An Opportunity Presented By COVID-19

Times of crisis offer a space for individual reflection. They can promote new forms of self-awareness and on larger scales can even change societal values and priorities. COVID-19 seems likely to be a crisis that not only requires dramatic shifts in the way we live in the short term, it […]

COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]

European Countries Continue To Respond To COVID-19 Pandemic, Leading To Border Closures And EU Difficulties

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, causing heightened panic around the globe, many nations have elected to close their borders to curb its effects reduce the number of novel cases, especially those brought by people entering the country who may be sick. As of this week, leaders of European […]

With Renewed Support From Catalan Separatists, Spain’s Sanchez Seeks Backing As PM

Pedro Sanchez, acting Prime Minister of Spain, has vowed to build a coalition government between Spain and Catalonia, ending months of stalled political advancement. Sanchez has received continued support from separatists, and this move to create the first Spanish coalition government would be groundbreaking. As the socialist leader, he has […]

With Strengthened Support From Catalan Separatists, Spain’s Sánchez Aims For PM Position

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, has vowed to make a coalition government between Spain and Catalonia, ending months of stalled political advancement. This would be a groundbreaking move, creating Spain’s first coalition government. As a socialist leader, he has brought something new to the political sphere in Spain, along […]

The Rising Threat Of Protest Fatigue

As evidenced by the growing number of protests, riots, and outright revolutions, we live in a tumultuous time. The New York Times reports that since World War II, mass protests have become more common year after year. The current frequency of protests is unprecedented. The point of this article is […]

The Catalan Constitutional Crisis: Does Turning To Legislation For Political Answers Facilitate Peaceful Resolution?

In instances of political complications and turmoil, people often turn to constitutions and legislature to find answers, as they seem to be the only variable that is considered constant and stable as they are specifically designed as a path to justice. However, the constitutionalist approach towards peace and justice does […]

Ever-Polarizing Political Climate In Spain Brings Catalan Protests Into Third Week

Nine- to thirteen-year prison sentences of Catalan separatist leaders, handed down last week by the Spanish Supreme Court, have sparked violent protests and unrest in Barcelona and other Catalan cities. The sentences have been long awaited since the leaders were arrested in 2017 for organizing a  referendum on Catalonia’s separation […]

Catalan Separatists Continue To Protest And Violence With Police Escalates

In the seventh consecutive night of protests in Barcelona, violent clashes continue to reign in the city and other Catalan cities. In the latest news, Spain’s government refused President of Catalonia Quim Torra’s request to negotiate with the pro-independence movement, and therefore more demonstrations should be expected from the separatist […]

Catalan Separatist Leaders Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

On Monday 14 October, Spain’s Supreme Court announced the sentencing of several Catalan separatist leaders. Together, they received a total of 100 years in prison, with the former vice-president of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, receiving 13 years alone. The long-awaited verdict has sparked outrage amongst the Catalan population, and many have […]

Could Fresh Elections In Spain Reignite The Catalonian Independence Movement? 2

Pedro Sanchez has been acting as Spain’s Prime Minister for nearly four months after being elected in a general election largely dictated by the issue of Catalonian independence. Despite this period, however, Sanchez to date has been unable to form a new government, suffering initially from his failure to win […]

A Disunited Europe? The EU’s Response To China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The ancient Silk Road that linked China to the rest of Eurasia and East Africa is being reborn.  For centuries, goods, technology, and ideas spread throughout the Old World, linking together once disparate civilizations.  This was most evidenced by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo’s journey to the court of the […]