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Barely six months into 2021, and already it’s been a busy political year in Latin America. What’s becoming more evident with each election is how Latin America keeps leaning to the left. On Sunday, Peru voted for its next president. At the writing of this, socialist Pedro Castillo, who leads a Marxist party that wants to nationalize...
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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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Written by Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia While home in Kansas, I recently went with my dad to the Amish produce auction. There we bid on and bought pallets of fresh pumpkins, newly-picked organic watermelons, and pounds of tomatoes straight from the farm. The taste and the smell of the fresh fruit and vegetables were...
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Many South American countries have suffered tremendously over the past few months due to the Corona virus, on top of other political and sociological issues that already existed. One country that has suffered more than most is Venezuela. In 1998, Hugo Chavez was elected as president, and began a radical shift towards a socialist government...
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By Chestley Howell A sleek new Lamborghini pulls up behind a red Ferrari, along with several other exotic foreign cars. The valet runs to take keys as wealthy sheiks garbed in their white robes step out to enter the Jumeirah, one of the most affluent hotels in Abu Dhabi, a country built on oil. As...
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By: Courtney Mathos A nationwide study done in Venezuela shows that one-third of the population is facing food insecurity, living mostly off of tubers (a root plant) and beans. This is not because food cannot be found, but because people cannot afford it. Because of this, people have reported reducing the amount of quality food...
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By: Chestley Howell Why would a government offer to fly its citizens home for free? According to the United Nations, in a little over three years, more than 4.7 million men, women, and children have left Venezuela desperate for a better life. So many flee daily that President Maduro is scrambling to get his people...
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