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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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The national unemployment rate of Iceland continues to rise. It is now 11.6% and trending upward. The country now has its highest number of people to ever receive benefits. One part of the country, Suðurnes, has an employment rate as high as 29.1% among women and 24% among men. Please pray for labourers to carry...
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As ice in the Arctic shrinks, various countries like Russia, China, and America have begun exploring the strategic implications of the region. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are under Danish control. In order to keep tabs on activity in the artic, Denmark has agreed to spend more money on defence capabilities there. Denmark is a...
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For anybody who’s been keeping up with international news the last few years, the Venezuelan financial crisis, which started in 2014 with the rise of a socialistic government, is perhaps old news, forgotten as time has worn on. For those in Colombia, it’s still fresh on their minds, as a third of the fleeing Venezuelan...
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This past Sunday, President Biden wrote a letter to Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic asking him to recognize Kosovo. Kosovo is a disputed state in the Balkans that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 following years of tension and the Kosovo war in 1998 and 1999. Despite President Biden’s letter, the President of Serbia said he...
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A recent survey of 2000 young men found that violence and threats were a regular part of their lives. According to respondents, the most common type are unprovoked attacks by unknown assailants. Finland is a country in Northern Europe with a population of about 5.5 million people. Operation World estimates that about 12% of the...
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In 2006, Montenegro had a referendum to separate from Serbia. In 2019, the government asked the Serbian Church for proof of ownership of assets predating Monetengro’s merger with Yugoslavia in 1918. After being forced to reverse that decision, the President of Montenegro says he hopes that a break from the Serbian church can be possible...
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“The unborn shall be considered as born for all rights accorded within the limits established by law. It is prohibited and illegal for the mother or a third party to practice any form of interruption of life on the unborn, whose life must be respected from conception.” Abortion for any reason has been illegal in...
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Northern Ireland has long faced serious challenges, and those issues have once again risen to the surface following the UK withdrawal from the European Union. The challenge has been for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to withdraw from the European Union and at the same time not set up any hard...
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On Sunday, February 7th, millions of Ecuadorians headed to the polls to cast their vote for Ecuador’s next president. Residents from the age of 18 to 65 are required to vote or pay a fine, but many people are eager to see a change in the presidency this year. Many have to wait for hours...
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