Category Archives: IALR Posts

The Conundrum: Denying Asylum to Mexican Journalists Fleeing Retaliation for Exposing Government Corruption

By Jihan Jude 2017 was one of the most dangerous years for journalists living in Mexico. About one journalist or photographer per month was brutally killed. In fact, these killings have been organized and prevalent since 2012, when the Mexican government created a program, the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, in order […]

Legalizing Cannabis in Canada: Marketing Implications

By: Geoffrey Marcus With some of the highest rates of cannabis use globally, along with an increase in organized crime from illegal cannabis dealing, the Government of Canada has decided to intervene and propose much needed regulations. On April 13, 2017, Canada proposed Bill C-45, which will legalize marijuana on a national level sometime in […]

Fragile Production Situation in Puerto Rico Leads to IV Bag Shortage in the United States During Severe Flu Season

By: Rachael Kratz On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category four hurricane, with winds reaching 155 miles per hour. As the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, Hurricane Maria left millions without power. Further, parts of Puerto Rico reported nearly 35 inches of rain, resulting […]