Author Archives: Nicole Vila

Costa Rica Takes the Lead in COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Marina Santos, 2L Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 infection rates declined, many were hopeful for a return to “normal.” However, the introduction and spread of the Delta variant put people on their toes once more. After spikes of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, there has been lots of speculation regarding whether governments across […]

The Challenges of Immigration Policy Regarding Haitian and Mexican Migrants and Covid-19

By Brennan Shechtman, 2L After the Haitian president’s assassination in July, the Caribbean country has been in a state of political turmoil, unrest, and violence, with thousands of Haitian migrants seeking asylum in Mexico and the United States. Amid this recent influx, the U.S. has already been dealing with border problems with Mexico, as border patrol […]

The Prime Minister’s Gambit and Its Relation to Inter-American Democracies

By Samuel Kramer, 2L On September 20, 2021, Canada held federal elections—about two years ahead of schedule. These types of elections are called “snap elections” and occur when the Governor General dissolves parliament at the request of the Prime Minister. Opponents criticized Trudeau for calling the election in the middle of a global pandemic. Commentators […]

Canada and United States Collaborate to Bring Safety to Vulnerable Afghan Refugees

By Giovanna Spargo, 2L In August, soon after the Taliban seized Afghanistan, Afghan citizens understandably began to panic, looking for passage out of their home country under Sharia law. As of September 16, over 124,000 people have evacuated the country, and more continue to flee to safety. A massive global effort to provide safe homes for thousands […]