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Salvadoran Legislature Debates Abortion Decriminalization

Salvadoran Legislature Debates Abortion Decriminalization

Legislators in El Salvador debated a bill that would decriminalize abortion on April 24. Activists and legislators introduced the bill in October 2016 in hopes of decriminalizing abortion…

Ex-Veracruz Governor Duarte Captured

Ex-Veracruz Governor Duarte Captured

On the evening of April 16, members of the Guatemalan national police captured former-Governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte who had been on the run for six months fleeing…

University Of Puerto Rico Goes On An Indefinite Systematic Strike

University Of Puerto Rico Goes On An Indefinite Systematic Strike

Students from the 11 campuses of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) gathered to establish an indefinite and systematic strike to halt all academic activity on April 5.…

Uribe and Pastrana Meet with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

Uribe and Pastrana Meet with Trump at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump met with former Colombian Presidents Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana at his company’s Mar-a-Lago resort on April 14, though the subject of the meeting remains…

Mocoa Disaster Necessitates Widespread Humanitarian Aid

Mocoa Disaster Necessitates Widespread Humanitarian Aid

On the morning of April 1, heavy rains caused a mudslide in the Colombian city of Mocoa that, according to El País, caused 279 deaths and over 200…

Invasive Insurgency Shakes Patagonia

Invasive Insurgency Shakes Patagonia

They have influenced wars, galvanized economies, and revolutionized high fashion. Their pelts have driven trappers across oceans, built the city of Seattle, and graced the heads of countless…

El Salvador Outlaws Mineral Mining

El Salvador Outlaws Mineral Mining

El Salvador became the first country to outlaw mineral mining on March 29 after its Legislative Assembly voted to permanently extend the country’s existing, albeit temporary, ban on…

Former-President Rousseff Reflects on Democracy in Brazil

Former-President Rousseff Reflects on Democracy in Brazil

Howard University’s Department of Political Science in collaboration with the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and the School of Business hosted former-President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff on…

Amazon Takes on São Paulo Mayor

Amazon Takes on São Paulo Mayor

Amazon released a commercial on March 27 criticizing São Paulo Mayor João Doria for covering up the colorful graffiti that lines the streets of the city. Doria responded…

Venezuelan Court Returns Legislative Powers to National Assembly

Venezuelan Court Returns Legislative Powers to National Assembly

In a rare victory of the opposition, the Venezuelan Supreme Court ruled on April 1 to revise parts of its decision that divested the National Assembly of its…