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To Be or Not to S.B.4: Back and Forth on Texas’s Senate Bill 4

Photo Credit: (AP Photo/Eric Gay) By: Monica Diaz, 2L A contentious new Texas law,  known as Senate Bill 4 or S.B. 4, that aims to grant state and local law enforcement the authority to detain migrants entering the state from Mexico without permission is currently facing an unclear fate. In late February, a federal district judge ordered […]

Echoes of Change: Navigating Challenges in the Aftermath of the ‘Patria y Vida’ Cuban Protests

Photo Credit: (AFP via Getty Images) By: Diana Alonso Roth On July 11, 2021, the world watched in astonishment as thousands of Cuban citizens took to the streets for the first time in decades to express their grievances against the government. Fueled by discontent over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, food shortages, and enduring […]

Colombia Declares War on Junk Food

Photo Credit: Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images By: Camila Real, 2L Colombia has become one of the first countries to pass a health tax on junk food. Its new Tax Reform Bill imposes a gradual phase of tax increases on ultra-processed foods and foods high in salt and saturated fats. Ultra-processed foods will incur an […]

Guyana Proposes to Become the Caribbean’s Food Hub: An Approach to Food Sovereignty Through Food Import Reduction 

Photo Credit : World Bank By: 2L, Lauryn Holliday On Monday, September 25, 2023, Zulfikar Mustapha, the Agriculture Minister of Guyana, proposed to the President of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr. Mohammed Sulaiman, Guyana’s plan to become a Food Hub for the Caribbean, which will assist the Caribbean in achieving food sovereignty. Food sovereignty is “a process that […]