Colombia Elects First Left-Wing President

Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M19 guerilla movement and mayor of Bogota, will become the first president of Colombia from a leftist party. In another historic first, Petro’s running mate, Francia Marquez, will be the first Afro-Colombian vice-president. Petro previously ran for president in 2010 and 2018, but failed to persuade voters whoContinue reading “Colombia Elects First Left-Wing President”

Millions At Risk of Famine in Somalia

As we watch the devastating news out of Ukraine it can be easy to forget about conflicts and humanitarian crises in other parts of the world. We should all rightly be horrified by Russia’s actions on innocent civilians in Ukraine, but it is important to also bring to light what is occurring in Somalia, aContinue reading “Millions At Risk of Famine in Somalia”

Wimbledon Bans Russian & Belarusian Players From Competing

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year, following advice from the U.K. government. Wimbledon is without a doubt the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. The Russian government has been known to use sporting events and the success ofContinue reading “Wimbledon Bans Russian & Belarusian Players From Competing”

The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game

A report, with findings from government sources, by The Guardian has estimated that 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since 2010, when it was first announced as the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As Qatar prepares to host the tournament later this year, one major issue that has not been properlyContinue reading “The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game”

The Summit of the Americas is next month, but will anybody turn up?

In three weeks President Biden will host the leaders of Latin American countries in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas. The summit is held every three years and brings together the countries in the Organization of American States (OAS). Cuba was expelled from OAS following the 1959 Revolution, but occasionally sends a governmentContinue reading “The Summit of the Americas is next month, but will anybody turn up?”

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