Bolton brands Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny”

Bolton brands Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny”

At Miami Dade College, National Security Advisor John Bolton denounced the authoritarian regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to a crowd that roared with its support. The Nov. 1 speech, held at Freedom Tower, was a clear enunciation of the...
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Ethiopia appoints first female president

Ethiopia appoints first female president

In what many see as a step toward gender equality, Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as its first female president on Oct. 25. With unanimous approval, Zewde, who served in a variety of high-level diplomatic roles for three decades, was...
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Brazilian presidency takes a sharp right turn

Brazilian presidency takes a sharp right turn

For the last 15 years, Brazil has been ruled by the left-wing Worker’s Party (PT) but on Oct. 28, their reign came to an end. Brazilians, in the aftermath of a political crisis and in the midst of a deep...
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Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists unearth ‘vampire burial’ site in Italy

Archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a 10-year-old child in the Lugnano commune in Teverina, Italy. Oddly, the skeleton’s mouth had been stuffed with a limestone rock. This strange discovery gives modern-day researchers clues into an an...
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2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

The Norwegian Nobel Committee (NNC) recognized Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad and their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict, and awarded them the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 5...
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Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises

Currency crisis: annual Turkish inflation rises

Historically, the Turkish economy has faced extreme issues with chronic inflation and depreciation of currency, with the most notable peaks in inflation rates occurring between the late 1970s and the early 2000s. Turkey’s currency, the lira, has fallen 42 pe...
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Bolton Announces Shuttering of PLO Office

Bolton Announces Shuttering of PLO Office

Repositioning towards the much-anticipated ‘deal of the century,’ the United States has decided to make a series of decisive moves rebuking Palestinians’ continued opposition to Israeli occupation. Following the cut of over half a billion dollars worth o...
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India Lets Love Win

India Lets Love Win

In a landmark case, the Supreme Court of India became an Asian leader in LGBT+ rights with a unanimous ruling on Sept. 6 that struck down the provisions of a centuries-old law that criminalized sodomy. This comes as a climax...
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The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against allegations of corruption

The elephant in the Vatican: Pope silent against allegations of corruption

In only 11 pages, Archbishop Carlo Vigano shocked over a billion Catholics. In the midst of the pedophilic sexual abuse allegations brought against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick—the first cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church to resign because of a...
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“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

“A quiet man” Manuel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro leadership

After 59 years of Castro leadership in Cuba, Manuel Díaz-Canel is set to replace Raúl Castro as the nation’s new head of state. While many would hope that a change in leadership might indicate a pivot in political thought away from...
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