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What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

Widely known as the one of the countries with the most stable government and economic growth in Latin America, Chile is currently undergoing significant social unrest. The state of the country is reminiscent of the dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet that...

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

Internet is almost a luxury in Africa. According to CNN, it is estimated that only about 40% of Africa's population has access to the internet. Additionally, for the population that is able to attain internet access, the internet rates in Africa have been categorized...

Main Takeaways from the G7 Summit in Biarritz

Main Takeaways from the G7 Summit in Biarritz

The Group of Seven (G7) recently met for two days in Biarritz, France to discuss international events, world trade, environmental issues, and more. The world leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the US, held multiple meetings and covered a...

Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc on The Bahamas. Although the hurricane has passed, the country is still undergoing a humanitarian crisis. News outlets have moved on to cover other information, so few people have a solid understanding of the suffering of those...

4 Facts About the Current Amazon Rainforest Fires

4 Facts About the Current Amazon Rainforest Fires

Thousands of fires are currently destroying the Amazon rainforest. The outbreak is the worst one that has occured in nearly a decade, and has far-reaching impacts for Brazil and beyond. This year has seen a record amount of fires, and the smoke is spreading as people...

The Recent Ebola Outbreak

The Recent Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the midst of the second largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Since the first of August last year, the number of people with the disease has reached 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths. This year’s outbreak is second only...

Why Youth in Poland Are Getting a Tax Break

Why Youth in Poland Are Getting a Tax Break

Since joining the European Union (EU), Poland has had an extremely difficult time with the phenomenon known as brain drain. For anyone unfamiliar with the term brain drain, it is used to summarize the process of important working-age people emigrating to find work...

The Strait of Hormuz

The Strait of Hormuz

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world’s most strategic oil checkpoints, but few individuals know where it is located or realize the important role it plays in the industry and current affairs. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Oman and Iran, where it forms a...

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