South America


U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuelan Government 1

Last Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the expansion of sanctions against Venezuela into a full economic embargo. The executive order freezes all assets of Nicolás Maduro’s government and prohibits transactions with it, unless specifically exempted, stating that “the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services […]


U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns U.S. Over Increased Venezuela Sanctions

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has warned of “far-reaching implications” of the latest round of economic sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan government by the United States. The warning has come in the wake of the harshest sanctions on Venezuela to date, putting Venezuela on par with North […]


El Salvador- Set To Be Uninhabitable In 80 Years If Water Crisis Continues

El Salvador, a Central American state lying beneath Guatemala, is undergoing a fight for natural resources of unprecedented extremes. Experts say that if the small country continues on this poor environmental trajectory, within the next 80 years results could lead to the complete exhaustion of the country’s water resources. El […]


Gender Inequities In The Global Coffee Supply Chain

Global coffee consumption is on the rise with trade statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) indicating world coffee exports have grown from 9.13 million bags in 2016 to 10.9 million bags in 2019. In the recent decade, women’s role in the global coffee supply chain has gained traction as […]


Urban Guerrilla Warfare: The Threat Of The Future? 1

With unprecedented levels of connectivity and digital literacy globally, the way in which potential threats and conflict are being planned and exercised have drastically evolved. Despite the current global security environment being geared towards peace keeping and counterinsurgency, the ability of non-state actors to coordinate and carry out damaging attacks […]


Trump Administration’s New Rule Ends Asylum Seeking At Southern Border

As the Trump Administration continues their attempts to limit the influx of refugees entering the U.S.-Mexico border, the President has made the controversial decision of reversing decades of U.S. policy by ending asylum protection for migrants arriving at this common point of entry. The announcement came on Monday July 15, stating […]


International Crackdown On Hezbollah On 25th Anniversary Of Bombing

July 18th, 2019 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hezbollah. According to The New York Times, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of this tragedy, Argentina designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. As part of this designation, Argentina ordered a […]