• Latin America

    The Legalization of Abortion in Argentina

    “Se Convierte Ley” (It Becomes Law) was the announcement that thousands of Argentine women’s rights activists who had organized, protested, and advocated for the legalization of safe abortions had fought for years to hear. In the early hours of December 30, 2020, Senate approval for the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy

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    Unmasking the Structural Inequalities of Brazil’s Education System

    Despite the average COVID-19 deaths peaking in Brazil in 2021, the Brazilian National High School Exam was not postponed, leading to the lowest national turnout ever registered at only 48.5% on January 17th, 2021. The failure to account for the effects of quarantine on students of low socio-economic status sheds

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    Mending US-Cuba Relations

    On January 11th, 2021, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Cuba has been returned to the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism list for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.” Cuba was first placed on the list in 1982 by the

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    Puerto Rico’s Continued Struggle Towards Disaster Recovery

    The island of Puerto Rico is internationally renowned for its lush rainforests, magnificent bioluminescent bays, and rich cultural history. In recent years, however, the small Caribbean territory has been prominent in the media due to a series of devastating natural disasters which has brought its infrastructure and economy to the

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