The Seedy Underbelly of the World Cup



BY ALEX CALLE—As the 2014 World Cup quickly approaches, about 600,000 foreign fans are predicted to visit host nation Brazil during the tournament. [1] While most people will visit Brazil for the Soccer festivities, many will go in search of underage prostitutes. [2] Currently, between 250,000 and 500,000 child prostitutes are estimated to be roaming […]



El Chapo Escapes Justice in America: Mexico Chooses Not to Extradite Cartel Head



BY RYAN FORREST—Mexico’s largest drug kingpin might still face justice, but it probably won’t be in the United States. Recently, the Attorney General of Mexico announced that it has no intention of extraditing Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States to face a wide array of charges across the country, including drug trafficking, money […]



A Twenty-First Century Prisoner Exchange: The Case of the Isaías Brothers



BY: CHRISTOPHER A. NOEL—Two brothers from Latin America are pitting the United States and Ecuador against each other in a battle over the freedom of the press, Edward Snowden, and campaign finance rules. During the most recent Latin American economic crisis, Ecuador’s largest bank, Filanbanco, collapsed leaving Ecuador’s domestic currency worthless and forcing the country […]



What Does The 2014 FIFA World Cup Mean for Human Trafficking in Brazil?



BY CASAUNDRA JOHNSON – In just a couple of months, the 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in 12 different cities in Brazil.[1] Thousands of people around the world will flock to the country to compete, watch, and celebrate the events. However, such a high profile event comes with the risk of an increase […]

CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 45 Issue 1



El precio de los pesticidas: La criminalización de la fumigación con plaguicidas en Argentina y las repercusiones nacionales e internacionales



POR JAMIE LYNN VANARIA–El pesticida glifosato es el herbicida más vendido a nivel mundial, debido a su bajo precio  y su eficacia. Por muchos años la comunidad científica ha identificado el glifosato como una substancia que solamente afecta las plantas herbáceas,  la cual no tiene efectos para los humanos y animales. Sin embargo, un sinnúmero de literatura  científica sugiere que no se sabe con certeza cuán dañino es el glifosato para los humanos. Read More.



Building Social Capital Through Place-Based Lawmaking: Case Studies of Two Afro- Caribbean Communities in Miami— The West Grove and Little Haiti



BY MATTHEW FOWLER–African-Americans, Haitians, and Latinos remain largely
racially segregated in impoverished communities. While there has
been a small decrease in residential segregation due to the outmigration
to the suburbs of a small number of African-Americans,
residential segregation has proven to be resistant to change and
remains the “structural linchpin” of American race relations.3 The
true cause of racial disparity is persistent racial animosity and
discrimination, and this persistent disparity, despite decades of
study and governmental action, cannot be addressed through individual
or family-based government benefit support programs and
school desegregation alone. Read More.



Out on a Rim: Pacific Rim’s Venture Into CAFTA’s Denial of Benefits Clause



BY JORDAN BEHLMAN–With the rise of decolonization after the Second World War,
many developed countries entered into international investment
agreements, such as bilateral investment treaties (“BITs”), in
order to protect themselves from uncompensated nationalization
and expropriation of property from newly independent countries,
due to colonialism’s long history and debilitating political, social,
and economic effects on their population.1 Simultaneously, newly
independent developing nations sought foreign direct investment
to stimulate their respective economies. Read More.



Recent Important Decisions by the Brazilian Supreme Court



BY KEITH ROSENN–Brazil’s current Constitution was adopted in 1988 as a reaction
to 21 years of military dictatorship in which constitutional
rights were widely disrespected. The 1988 Constitution began as
a complex, detailed, and programmatic charter with 245 articles
and 70 transitional articles. The original version of the Constitution
contained serious defects in both design and drafting that
presented serious problems of governability. Since 1992, the Constitution
has been amended 83 times. Read More.