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World & Society

Disaster in Mexico DF: an update and how to help

On September 19 at around 2 o’clock, Mexico City and its surrounding areas were hit with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The epicentre of this earthquake was found in the neighbouring state of Puebla. While the magnitude of this earthquake may not be of much concern other countries that are already well-prepared to such disasters, such […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Domestic work in Latin America and the Caribbean

This article is a short summary of a chapter I wrote for my MA thesis. With it, I attempt to shed light on the importance of paid domestic work, an occupation that is largely forgotten. Since pre-industrial Latin America, domestic work has been an important source of employment for women due to traditional gender roles […]

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Culture & Religion World Politics & Affairs

Review: The Open Veins of Latin America

Disclaimer: This is a re-adaptation and translation of a book review I wrote for one of my graduate seminars back in 2015. My assignment was originally written in Spanish. This article’s purpose is to provide a review of a relevant work in the history and politics of Latin America for those who want to learn […]

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World Politics & Affairs

China’s Interests in South & Central America

Chinese presence in Latin America and the Caribbean can be traced back to nineteenth and twentieth century migrants who established diasporic groups across the region. Chinese Latin Americans are found across the entire continent, intermingling with local cultures and social norms. Economically, however, the People’s Republic of China began to show more interest in Latin […]

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Taxes & Economics World & Society

Glocalization: The Future of the Global Economy?

The term glocalization, coined by sociologist Roland Robertson, emerged in the 1990s. It is a way of explaining how global businesses adapt to local cultures. One of the best examples of this business practice is McDonald’s, the fast-food chain restaurant that is present in almost every corner of the world and attempts to cater to […]

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United States

US President Tweet-Bans Entire Transgender Community from Military

There have been several supportive responses for transgender individuals in the US military and criticism toward Trump’s announcement of the transgender ban in the US military

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World Politics & Affairs

Venezuela’s Crisis: A Brief Rundown

On Sunday July 17th, the Venezuelan opposition groups held an unofficial referendum across the country to demonstrate that the people want change from Nicolás Maduro’s current regime. In spite of the government’s condemnation of this referendum, approximately 7 million people out of the 17 million qualified to vote cast their ballots. More importantly, 98% of […]

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Canada Environment & Climate Change World Politics & Affairs

The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

Justin Trudeau has made a commitment to fighting climate change and human rights violations both locally and abroad. Locally, Justin Trudeau held a conference with all provincial and territorial leaders in 2016 to create an action plan to transition towards a low-carbon economy. He has also welcomed Syrian refugees and has attempted to address Aboriginal […]