When Donald Trump became president of the United States of America in 2016, many feared that his straightforward and harshly announced policies might have a perceptible impact on the new world order – politically and economically. With him being a businessman, a certain “deal culture” was established in American politics. Tax cuts, immigration laws and…

When you think of a gig economy worker, it wouldn’t be surprising if you envisioned a carefree individual working from their laptop on a luxury island. From a distance, freelance or contract work can seem like a dream come true for your average worker because of the level of autonomy and flexibility they have. Most…

Latin America is a paradox. It is the only region in which democratic governments and high poverty levels go together. Right behind North America and Western Europe, the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index claims Latin America to be the third most democratic region. In fact, out of all the developing regions, Latin America is considered…

Every year Freedom House carries out an assessment of political rights and civil liberties around the world. Its latest report suggests that a ’13-year decline’ can be observed in global freedom. See below for some of the most important developments. The report points out that democracy is undergoing an alarming decline all around the world….

Few can deny that homelessness has become a major societal problem across the U.S., and better solutions are needed to address the issue. While there are a myriad of situations that can ultimately lead to homelessness, rising rent prices are among the nation’s most prevalent. In fact, a 2018 Zillow study found that homeless rates…

‘Hitler is finished, but the seeds spread by his disordered mind have firm roots in too many fanatical brains. It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth and strength’. (Harry S. Truman, 1945) At the end of the Second Word War, Truman made the…

230 people injured and 26 dead- this is the tragic reality after more than one months of protests in Chile. Since the 14th of October thousands of young people have been demonstrating in Santiago de Chile, the capital of the state concerned. Not only in Chile but all over Latin and Central America rioting masses…

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Women are being incarcerated at an alarming rate in the U.S. and presently constitute 7% of the entire inmate population. Over the past two decades, in particular, the number of women incarcerated has increased by almost 800%. When attempting to demystify the causes of this exponential growth, the effects of the “War on Drugs” policies…

Strikes. Strikes. Strikes Everywhere. That is what millions of people all over the world are witnessing across six continents in a global phenomenon that goes back to at least 2018. These strikes share one defining feature: educators, students, families, and communities fighting to defend the institution of public education in their respective parts of the…

After 20 years of negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American common market (Mercosur) becomes reality. It is an agreement comprising political, environmental and social cooperation in two areas totalling 773 million people and 122 billion euros of commerce in goods and services. Nonetheless, the agreement has been framed…