Tag Archives: IALR

Brazilian Supreme Court Begins to the Lay Groundwork for Decriminalization of Abortion

By: Amanda Greenberg The Brazilian Penal Code, adopted in 1940, decriminalizes abortion only in cases of rape and to save the life of the mother. However, every year an estimated 850,000 Brazilian women risk up to three years in jail to have illegal abortions, many under dangerous conditions. However, on November 29, 2016, the Brazilian […]

The Secret Black Market that is a Black Mark on Major League Baseball

By: Daniel Gross This past baseball season, over thirty Cuban players put on uniforms for Major League Baseball teams (http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/birthplace.php?loc=Cuba&y=2016). Some like, Aroldis Chapman helping the Chicago Cubs end some kind of infamous drought, or Yoenis Cespedes for the Mets, played integral roles for teams in the postseason. Locally, both Adeiny Hechavarria and the late […]

Americanizing Cuba

By: Hailey Blanco The recent decision to open up ties between Cuba and the U.S. has done more than just effect the country’s economy; it has had an incredible effect on the daily lives of the Cuban people. In the past, learning or even speaking English was discouraged. Now, some might say it is becoming […]

Round One: President Trump v. “Sanctuary Cities”

By: Bradley Jarrett During his campaign, President Trump vowed to dismantle so called “sanctuary cities” if elected. He promised to cut off all federal funding to these cities and to “work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.” In his first week in office, President Trump issued an […]