Category Archives: Student Blog

Mexican Avocado Imports Resume after Brief Ban Due to Drug Cartel’s Threats

By Ashley Rahaim, 2L As of recent years, the avocado demands keep rising within the United States, making avocados one of Mexico’s chief exports from the Michoacán region. In 2020, the United States imported $2.8 billion of the total $3 billion of avocados exported out of the area as a whole.  Due to the profitability of the avocado industry, cartels […]

Canada Invokes Emergencies Act in Response to ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests

By Kayla Wong, 2L For the first time in history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for the enactment of Canada’s Emergencies Act to bestow the government added powers in times of national crisis. The recent call for emergency powers comes after protesters blocked a major international bridge for nearly a week. The Canadian Ambassador Bridge ties Windsor […]

Puerto Rico’s Unprecedented Bankruptcy Comes to an End

By Sara Lazarevic, 2L Puerto Rico’s five-year bankruptcy is finally coming to an end. In January, a federal judge approved a restructuring plan that will slash the island’s debt by $33 billion, reducing the debt by 80 percent. It’s the largest restructuring plan the U.S.—or the world—has seen, surpassing the prior record holder, Detroit, by nearly $56 […]

Former FARC Captive Hopes to Become First Female Colombian President

By Gabriela Dubrocq, 2L In 2002, during presidential elections, left-wing rebels kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian senator, and held her hostage for over six years. Betancourt was held in jungle prison camps after taking her presidential campaign into rebel-held territory dominated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. During the following six years, […]