International

"Proofs" Based on a Bad Reputation

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I decided to do a small throwback to last year’s Summer Olympics that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and talk about this article that was written by Hasani Gittens and published in NBC News, August 14th 2016. This article explains how Ryan Lochte, a member of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team, was robbed in Brazil after a night-out with his other teammates.

When Russia becomes a Mediator

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The world has seen since a few months a rising of the military tensions between the United States and North Korea. In fact, after a sixth successful nuclear test including one that caused a 6.3 earthquake on September 3rd, North Korea seems on its way to pursue his dream to possess the nuclear bomb. If we know that the US are not against the idea of a military action, China asked for a pacific dialogue between the two belligerents in a way to solve the conflict without creating a war.

 

With Fire and Fury

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Crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar: 20 Refugees Drown Trying to Get to Bangladesh.

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On August 31st 2017, CBC.ca uploaded an article by Thomson Reuters that talks about the recovery of 20 Rohingya women and children bodies from the Naf River in Myanmar. These people were attempting to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh until their boat capsized in the river and sadly, 20 people drowned from this event.

The Fake Images of the Conflict in Myanmar

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As of September 5th, 2017, the most recent fighting in Myanmar took place in the state of Rakhine, leaving approximately 400 dead and forced 40,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their homes for Bangladesh, reports Rebecca Ratcliffe in The Guardian.

What Happens When You Put Coral in a Hot Tub?

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On March 15, 2017, Joshua Robertson wrote an article for the Guardian based on the effects global warming has had on the Great Barrier Reef. A new study has shown that global warming has caused a rise in the temperature of the oceans and with this, we have seen now three mass bleaching events to the coral.

Malnutrition is Taking Venezuela Down

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Venezuela is undergoing a dramatic shift that is being caused by the regime of their president, Nicolás Maduro. This crisis of malnutrition is described in an article posted on April 18th 2017, in Americas Quarterly, by Rachelle Krygier. Krygier explains that this time of “scarcity and malnutrition are a direct consequence of [the fall of the Venezuelan economy]”.

Japan: Dangerous Suicide Rate

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In an article published on BBC by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes on July 3rd, 2015, alarming numbers about suicide are listed. In fact, over 2014, more than 25 000 people committed suicide. This means a rate of 70 every day. "Isolation is the number one precursor for depression and suicide," says Wataru Nishida, a psychologist at Tokyo's Temple University. Seeking help for people who need it can be troublesome.

The World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

Written by Shuaib Almosawa, Ben Hubbard and Troy Griggs, the article ‘It’s a Slow Death’: the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”, published in the New York Times on the 23rd of August 2017, sums up the deadly collateral consequences of a war that seems to be never ending. In Yemen, the war has been lasting since the past two years and a half. The two parties, one led by the Saudi coalition and supported militarily by the Americans, and the other one, the Houthis and their allies, both affirm that they will never give up until the other side does.

The Gap between Two Worlds

The Gap between Two Worlds

Have you ever heard about economic imbalance? If you did, then you will find in this article some propositions about what we could do to change that. If you did not, then today you will learn something important.

The economy seems to be growing but the thing is, it isn’t for everyone. The rich get richer while the poor get poorer. For a common worker, you could work your ass off but still would not get paid for what you did.