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The NAFTA Negotiations – Round 7

By: Maria Camila Hernandez On March 5, 2018, the Seventh Round of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Mexico City. The discussion finished with Robert Lighthizer, a United States Trade Representative. He indicated that the United States is ready to step back from NAFTA and take the other approach of replacing it with separate bilateral agreements. […]

Rio de Janeiro: Crime Surge Calls for Military Involvement

By: Janelle Rodriguez-Mena The famed Carnival is a festive time marked by colorful samba parades and animated street parties, with approximately 1.5 million tourists descending on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city, for the annual weeklong festival.  This year, the celebrations were marred by muggings, robberies, and confrontations.  President Michel Temer equated the violence to […]

Venezuela Dives into the Crypto World With its Own Cryptocurrency “Petro”

By: Adriana Valldejuly It is well known across the globe that Venezuela has been battling massive economic turmoil during the last few years. The country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history, with an inflation rate of over 400 percent and an unstable exchange rate. At the end of 2017, Venezuela’s President Nicolas […]