Category Archives: IALR Posts

Are Environmentalists Becoming an Endangered Species?

By: Emily Canney In the United State an environmentalist is not always the most poplular person at a party. Well, in Latin America environmentalist are not just disliked, they are being murdered at an alarming rate. Between the years 2002 and 2015 the U.K.-based NGO Global Witness recorded that more than 900 environmentalist were killed […]

Budget Cuts Threaten Potential Disintegration of the Violence Against Women’s Act

By: Maia Fleischman Earlier this week, President Trump released a blueprint of his planned budget cuts for the upcoming year.  In his blueprint, President Trump reminded the American people why they voted for him—because they entrusted him to make America great again. Specifically, President Trump stated, “ Our aim is to meet the simple, but […]

Brazilian Supreme Court Begins to the Lay Groundwork for Decriminalization of Abortion

By: Amanda Greenberg The Brazilian Penal Code, adopted in 1940, decriminalizes abortion only in cases of rape and to save the life of the mother. However, every year an estimated 850,000 Brazilian women risk up to three years in jail to have illegal abortions, many under dangerous conditions. However, on November 29, 2016, the Brazilian […]