Tag Archives: IALR

Henry Kissinger: A Controversial Legacy

Photo Credit: Betmann Archive By: Max Rothman On November 29, 2023, former United States diplomat and politician Henry Kissinger passed away at 100. Kissinger served as the Secretary of State and a National Security Advisor during the 1970s for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Kissinger was known for his significant involvement in United States’ […]

Deforestation Levels in Brazil’s Cerrado Region Outpace Levels in the Amazon

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli By: Elizabeth Arritola, 2L The Cerrado is a biodiverse savanna region in Brazil located southeast of the Amazon. Although the Cerrado is not as well-known as the Amazon, it houses over 800 bird species and almost 200 mammals, providing up to 30% of Brazil’s biodiversity. The Cerrado also has 60 vulnerable animal species. Many of […]

Open Borders vs. Open Waters: Can Texas Block the Flow?

Photo Credit: Go Nakamura / Reuters By: Alexis Phelps, 2L On July 24, 2023, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas and its governor, Greg Abbott, for placing a floating buoy barrier across the Rio Grande to deter illegal crossings. The lawsuit alleges Texas and Abbott violated federal law in installing this barrier, citing the […]

Holding the Truth Hostage: Why Paramilitaries’ Calls for Repatriation Should Go Unanswered

By: Sean Werkheiser, 3L Recently, the right-wing paramilitary group Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC) called for two former leaders of its predecessor group, the AUC, to be repatriated to Colombia from the United States, where they are currently serving lengthy prison sentences after having been extradited on charges of drug trafficking and materially supporting a foreign terrorist […]