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Civil Unrest and Presidential Crisis in Peru Explained

Civil unrest has been prevalent in the ongoing political crisis in Peru since the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Castillo had attempted to end a standing session of Congress during a hearing concerning allegations of treason and corruption charges levied against him. In his response, Castillo called for military support […]

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What’s Going On With The Documents?

The highest officials in the U.S. federal government, both present and past, and from both the Republican and Democratic parties, are under fire for mishandling classified information. This includes former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and, incumbent President of the United States, Joe Biden. Shortly after the new year, it was revealed […]

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U.S. & U.K. Send Tanks to Aid Ukraine

Another year of highly escalated warfare in Ukraine has reared its gruesome head once again. The United States and the United Kingdom have geared up to send additional aid packages to Ukraine to help in their defense against Russia. The U.S. announced an aid package that will total $2.5 billion dollars, including hundreds of armored […]

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Drama Over Speakership

After an eventful number of weeks and 14 failed votes, Kevin McCarthy (R) of CA’s 20th district was elected Speaker of the House on Saturday, Jan. 7. Normally, the House successfully elects their speaker in an almost ceremonial way, swearing in new members on the same day as it elects a leader. In fact, this […]

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As Republicans Take the House, Internal Party Divides Show Face

Former President Donald Trump recently announced his third presidential campaign for the 2024 election, leaving many voters unsettled. Although it’s unsurprising for Democrats to be wary of another potential Trump campaign and potential presidency, even Republican voters are faced with a difficult decision as they are tasked with choosing between the divisiveness of another Trump […]

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Unrest in China over Zero-COVID Policy

Protests have erupted in multiple cities across China over the Zero-COVID policies of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. The unprecedented demonstrations, reminiscent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, have presented Chinese President Xi Jinping with a rare challenge of his authority. Many parts of the country, like the cities of Shanghai and Zhengzhou, have been […]

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Iranian Protests Continue

On Sept. 13, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, was killed after being arrested by Iranian morality police for not wearing a hijab, or head scarf, which is strictly prohibited in Iran. It is alleged that she was beaten to death by police with a baton. However, Iranian police claimed that she died of […]

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Headlines You May Have Missed This Week

In China, Protests Over Zero Covid and Political Freedoms Over the weekend, protests began in China over the country’s Zero Covid Policy. The Zero Covid Policy is the strategy adopted by the Communist Party of China in its efforts to contain COVID-19. The strategy includes large scale lockdowns, mass testing, surveillance, among other factors. With […]