The Venezuelan Diaspora in Chile

Throughout South America, there are a number of discrepancies in the accessibility, availability, and prospect of opportunities for citizens. These factors contribute to trends which are the by-product of enduring economic and political restrictions.   An illustration of this is occurring in Venezuela, where citizens are rebelling against a political…

Meet Red Brigade: The Indian Group Teaching Women to Fight Back

In the town of Lucknow, which resides within a conservative Indian state, an organization has been formed to defend girls and women who have been victimized by sexual harassment and rape. The Red Brigade operates as an independent entity within the state, made of women who themselves have experienced sexual…

Germany’s New Marshall Plan for Africa

With the Group of 20 (G20) Summit occurring in Germany this weekend, political leaders, presidents, and prime ministers from twenty nations are gathering to discuss economic matters germane to their nation and the Group. Though the international threat concerning North Korea’s advancement of ICBMs will certainly be addressed, the Summit…

The Death Spiral of the Venezuela Economy

Once Latin America’s richest country, Venezuela’s economy is in a death spiral resembling that of a failed state. The International Monetary Fund reports Venezuela is having the world’s worst real GDP growth with -7.4 annual percent change, and the largest inflation rate in the world with 720.5 percent. The question…

What You Need to Know Before the G-20 Summit

President Donald Trump heads to Germany for the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg this Thursday, setting him up for the next diplomatic test of his young presidency.   The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a gathering of government and bank representatives from 20 of the world’s major economies who…

What do Latin America and Africa Have in Common?

Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa are vastly different regions of the world situated thousands of miles apart from one another. At first glance, it is not quite apparent that these areas have anything in common. However, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa share a commonality regarding ongoing immigration and migration crises….

How the Trouble in the Balkans Affects the West

Unrest is beginning to fray the bonds of peace in the Balkan states of southeastern Europe, which could result in far-reaching consequences for the United States and its allies.   A combination of the U.S., the European Union and NATO has helped maintain order in the Balkans since the 1990s,…

Key Takeaways from Georgia’s Special Election Last Night

In a prominent special election for Georgia’s sixth congressional district, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, retaining the seat vacated by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. Handel won the suburban Atlanta district with 53 percent of the vote, retaining a seat Republicans have…

President Trump Announces New Cuba Policy

“This is an amazing community. The Cuban-American community has so much love, I saw that immediately. What you built here, a vibrant culture, a thriving neighborhood, the spirit of adventure; it is a testament to what a free Cuba could be. And with God’s help a free Cuba is what…

Which Countries are Being Affected by the African Famine?

The region of East Africa is known for its severe, harsh conditions that frequently subject inhabitants to long droughts; often resulting in food insecurity and most severe cases, famine. Despite a focus on East Africa, it is important to note that there is a multitude of countries outside the region…