Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Thousands of people took to the streets of Venezuela within the past month, capturing media attention worldwide.

Tensions between pro-government and opposition groups in Venezuela escalate

Thousands of people took to the streets of Venezuela within the past month, capturing media attention worldwide. Most marched against what they see as President Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian rule. This recent burst of opposition-led movements calls for Maduro to address the worsening political, economic and…

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French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections
A pedestrian passes by posters by NGO group 'Reporters Without Borders' depicting six of the French presidential election candidates, including (clockewise from top left) Benoit Hamon, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen, Jen-Luc Melenchon, in Paris. [Ian Langsdon/EPA]

French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

With four out of the five of this year’s French presidential candidates in favor of marijuana reform – and one, Benoît Hamon, advocating for full legalization – the future of marijuana policy reform in France seems to be moving toward decriminalization. Public opinion on marijuana…

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Eureka! Life on Enceladus?

Over a month since scientists with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced the discovery of seven new Earth sized planets orbiting a dwarf star - three of which that are located in the habitable zone, or the zone around a parent star where…

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The world, in brief

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declared an “economic, social and ecological” state of emergency following the landslide which killed at least 262 people in the city of Mocoa on April 1. The landslide was the result of a downpour of heavy rain which flooded the…

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Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe
"To establish security, only one solution: the Natonal Front!" Campaign poster courtesy of frontnational.com

Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe

The recent resurgence in nationalist rhetoric in the United States under the Trump presidency has been analogous with a similar resurgence in populist political parties and anti-Europeanization promises in key EU states like France and Germany. Europeanization was a term developed by political scientists to…

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