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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 […]

 

 

Former Police Chief Arrested More than Two Years After Infamous Iguala Kidnapping

 

 

By: Cortney Knox On October 21, 2016, more than two years after a mass kidnapping that shook the world, Mexican authorities apprehended a key suspect, former Iguala Police Chief Felipe Flores Velázquez. Velázquez has been on the run since the September 2014 incident and is the latest of more than 128 suspects detained in relation […]

 

 

Whose Land is it Anyway? Why the Dakota Access Pipeline protests aren’t really about oil

 

 

By: Michelle Perez Thousands of protestors, including members of over 280 Native American nations, gathered to establish Standing Stone Camp, outside of Bismarck, ND, creating the greatest gathering of Native American Tribes in the United States in nearly 150 years. They have unified to support the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, a part of the Great Sioux Nation, in its fight against the United States […]

 

 

Police Sex Abuse Case From Mexico to Go Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

 

 

By: Ian Bertschausen On September 17, 2016, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed an application to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding human rights violations that took place over ten years prior.[1] On May 3 and 4 of 2006, police in the Texoco and Salvador Atenco municipalities in Mexico State detained and […]

 

 

Peace Fails by a Knife’s Edge

 

 

By: Matt Dennison On September 26th a historic peace accord was signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group to end a civil war that has ravaged the country since 1964. This accord came after multiple rounds of negotiations beginning in 2012. The agreement called for a a […]

 

 

The Panama Papers—Denmark the First Country to Take the Bait

 

 

By: Evan Friedland The fallout from the Panama Papers continues, as Denmark has now become the first country to publicly purchase the information—and it is not being released for peanuts. For those who do not know, the Panama papers are a collection of roughly 12.7 million documents detailing the offshore bank account information of suspected […]

 

 

 

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