Latin America

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Due in Court for Corruption Case

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Due in Court for Corruption Case

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President appeared in court on Wednesday due to allegations of his accepting of bribes. Elected in 2002, 71- year old Lula da Silva served from 2003 to 2011. This July, Lula was sentenced to nine and a half […]

Google Launches its First Servers in Cuba

Google Launches its First Servers in Cuba

After being long cut off from the rest of the world, the island country of Cuba now hosts its first Google servers. On Wednesday, 26 April, these servers went live, making Google the first foreign company to host content. These particular servers are GGC nodes, […]

Tensions Rise in Venezuela due to Political Divide

Tensions Rise in Venezuela due to Political Divide

When the Venezuelan government banned Henrique Capriles, a Venezuelan opposition leader, from running for office in the next fifteen years, Venezuela erupted. Capriles is the most prominent leader in the reformation movement. He is the governor of the Miranda state and has lost both presidential […]

Brazilian President Allegedly Accepted $40 billion Bribe

Brazilian President Allegedly Accepted $40 billion Bribe

On Wednesday, April 12, an accusation about an illegal bribe taken by president of Brazil, Michel Temer, was revealed to the public. According to Marcio Faria de Silva, former vice-president of the industrial sector of Odebrecht SA, an executive engineering firm, Temer hosted a meeting […]

Violence and Protests Ensues in Venezuela

Violence and Protests Ensues in Venezuela

Widespread protests in Venezuela have been occurring since the government declared its 60-day economic emergency in January 2016. Ever since the economic crisis, most of the population lacks basic medicine, food, healthcare, and security. According to a survey conducted by the Central University of Venezuela, […]

Runaway Javier Duarte Captured

Runaway Javier Duarte Captured

On April 15, 2017,  Javier Duarte, the former Mexican governor of Veracruz, was captured at a Guatemalan hotel lobby. Using an assumed identity, Javier Duarte hoped to pass inspections as a typical Mexican tourist. After 5 months of escaping from prosecution for corruption and embezzlement […]

The Dangers of Journalism in Mexico

The Dangers of Journalism in Mexico

On March 23rd, journalist Miroslava Breach was shot and murdered in the Northern Mexican State of Chihuahua, making her the third murdered Mexican journalist in March. Authorities found a note that said, “For being a loud-mouth”. This tragic incident has prompted Chihuahua’s governor Javier Corral […]