Though not unique to Peru, illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru has been perniciously impacting the local environment for nearly three decades and the damage is increasingly far-reaching.
Young people all over the world are standing in opposition to “traditional” post-industrial expectations placed on them through societal pressure. This article examines two distinct examples of young people expressing their discontent and distinguishes between mere trends and real, formidable movements.
On April 23, 2021, Russia “withdrew” its forces, which it had built up along its border with Ukraine. After a rather rapid escalation and then stagnation of tensions, the question remains: is Russia an opportunist, taking advantage of an “opening” it found, or is this event a real, viable threat to regional stability? Is Russia trying to start an international war or is it merely testing Western waters to see what it can reap without damaging consequences?
“Ni Una Más”, the feminist movement fighting for women’s right, sheds light on the violence that threatens Mexican women, and the ties between femicides and culture.
Religious extremism has been at the forefront of recent political developments worldwide. While it is difficult to pinpoint one specific cause for this trend, there are some similarities across the board that can offer some insight.
Central European nations belonging to the Visegrad Four (V4) – The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia – are often some of the most politically and socially conservative members of the European Union. However, each of these nations is different in their treatment of and history with trans individuals.
On January 1, 2021, at a televised event held near Novi Sad, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the opening ceremony for the Serbian section of the BalkanStream natural-gas pipeline, part of a larger project known as TurkStream which delivers Russian gas to Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Hungary.