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Americanizing Cuba



By: Hailey Blanco The recent decision to open up ties between Cuba and the U.S. has done more than just effect the country’s economy; it has had an incredible effect on the daily lives of the Cuban people. In the past, learning or even speaking English was discouraged. Now, some might say it is becoming […]



Round One: President Trump v. “Sanctuary Cities”



By: Bradley Jarrett During his campaign, President Trump vowed to dismantle so called “sanctuary cities” if elected. He promised to cut off all federal funding to these cities and to “work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” In his first week in office, President Trump issued an […]



Looking Back at the Partial Restoration of Diplomatic Ties with Cuba



By: Charles Short As Russia ramps up efforts to plunge back into the Cold War with the United States following reports that Russia hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, diplomatic ties with another former Cold War adversary has begun the thawing process. This past December marked the two-year anniversary since President Obama announced a […]



“Wet-Foot” Policy Dried Up—Is Something Afoot?



By: Miguel Fernandez The long standing “Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot” Policy is gone. On January 12, 2017, just before leaving office, President Barack Obama ended the 20-year-old policy that has allowed most Cuban refugees who reach United States soil to stay and become legal permanent residents. President Obama stated, “[e]ffective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter […]



What Trump’s Victory Could Mean for Mexico



By: Alexandra Rattinger The recent presidential election of Donald Trump has left countless Americans with feelings of uncertainty, waiting anxiously to see if Trump makes good on many of his radical platform promises. However, no other country is likely to be as directly affected by Trump’s victory as Mexico, a country with tremendous ties to […]



Just Say No…to Litigation: Ezequiel Lavezzi Contmeplates Lawsuit Over Drug Comment



By Mark Lindemann  Argentina has provided the soccer world with some of the most exciting players the sport has ever seen, including, arguably, the best player of all time in Lionel Messi. Recently, Argentina made waves in international soccer for less commendable reasons, player discontent. These two aspects of Argentinian soccer converged over the summer […]



Have Venezuelans Reached a Tipping Point?



By: Olivia Hansen In light of an economic downturn and political unrest, Venezuela is calling for impeachment of President Maduro. Maduro came to power in a special election after the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013. He ran after serving only six months as the Venezuelan Vice President under Chavez as the United Socialist Party […]




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