The Impact Of Mexico’s “Hugs Not Bullets” Campaign

Despite Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s best efforts to combat the cartel influence through peaceful means, the continuing rise in deaths and the shocking rise in cartel displays of power has meant that the policy of de-escalation and appeasement, that the President’s 2018 electoral policy “Hugs, not Bullets” was based […]

The Impact Of Mexico's "Hugs Not Bullets" Campaign

Crisis Index

The Locust Crisis In East Africa

As Uganda and Tanzania hurry to respond to the largest locust outbreak in parts of East Africa in decades, the United Nations (UN) has warned that immediate action is needed in this vulnerable region, before more rainfall weeks from now allows for vegetation growth that would feed generations of locusts. […]


Medicare For All: Taking Steps To Relieve America’s Controversial Healthcare Issue

Medicare For All: Taking Steps To Relieve America’s Controversial Healthcare Issue

A new study has found that Medicare for All could be a great alternative to America’s current healthcare system. On the 15th of February, Senator Bernie Sanders applauded the study recently released in The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The study found that Medicare for all could save Americans up […]


“We Are Not Dying; They Are Killing Us” – Femicide Epidemic In Mexico Must Be Addressed

On February 14, women marched to the Presidential Palace in Mexico City, covering the door in fake blood and the Spanish message “Femicide State” as they demanded justice for the gruesome killing of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla. Stabbed to death by her husband, then skinned to cover up the crime; images […]

"We Are Not Dying; They Are Killing Us" - Femicide Epidemic In Mexico Must Be Addressed

President Trump Reiterates His Vow To Bring U.S. Troops Back From Afghanistan

President Trump Reiterates His Vow To Bring U.S. Troops Back From Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address to a bicameral session of Congress. The State of the Union is a speech delivered by the President early in the calendar year, where the President reports on the condition of the country. It also provides the President […]


Death Toll From Covid-19 Exceeds That Of The 2003 SARS Outbreak

As of February 10, the official number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has soared to 42,634, with 1016 deaths, exceeding the approximate 774 people who died during the SARS epidemic in 2003. Unfortunately, as of yet, there has been no indication of a peak in the number of […]

Death Toll From Covid-19 Exceeds That Of The 2003 SARS Outbreak

Armed Police And Soldiers Storm El Salvador Parliament

Armed Police And Soldiers Storm El Salvador Parliament

On the afternoon of Sunday 9 February, armed soldiers and police officers aided President Nayib Bukele in a storming of the El Salvador parliament building. According to CNN, he took this action as a means of demanding that “opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a $109 million […]


Guiado Proposes Open Investment In Venezuelan Oil

In what some are calling a betrayal of the late President Hugo Chavez’s dream for Venezuela, National Assembly President Juan Guaido has announced a plan to open oil investment to the international community. This plan, part of a broader agenda to repair Venezuela’s failing economy, would allow foreign interests to […]

Guiado Proposes Open Investment In Venezuelan Oil

Death Of Whistleblowing Doctor Li Wenliang: The Future Of Freedom Of Speech In China

Death Of Whistleblowing Doctor Li Wenliang: The Future Of Freedom Of Speech In China

Early on 7 February 2020 at Wuhan Central Hospital, Dr. Li Wenliang, aged 34, lost his battle to the novel coronavirus he had warned of just over a month before. On 30 December 2019, Li, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, notified medical school classmates on a private WeChat group, […]