by Paul FloresImage: Pexels In 2018, El Salvador was named the most violent country in the world, with approximately 52 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2020, the country’s homicide rate fell to a historic level after President Nayib Bukele came to power. Security has always been one of the main concerns of Salvadorans. It is the key to understanding the popularity of the current president, … Continue reading How is El Salvador fighting against violence?
by Douaa QadadiaImage: Alexander Shatov / Unsplash A complete shutdown. That’s what occurred on October 4th, 2021, at 11:40 EST. Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram all went down simultaneously, causing utter chaos for people around the world. There are approximately 3.5 billion global users currently on Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, so one can imagine the chaos that ensued during this complete outage. The shutdown lasted around … Continue reading Facebook’s Control of Communication
by Victor DupasquierImage: Andreas Felske / Unsplash Capturing CO2 in the atmosphere, or directly in the factories, and mixing it with hydrogen to create a fuel that is carbon neutral. Doesn’t it sound like an amazing solution to climate change? Let’s put this Carbon Capture theory into practice. According to the IPCC, we were supposed to capture 4.900 megatons of CO2 per year by today … Continue reading Carbon Capture Technology: revolution or sugarcoated promise?￼
by Akina NanayakkaraImage: Akina Nanayakkara As of modern-day, Afghanistan’s major cities are now under Taliban control. Airports flooded with Afghans desperate to flee from the bleak and dangerous future fast approaching under Taliban control. Recent images of men and women clinging to airplane carriers illustrate the dire threat of remaining in the country. However, there is a pronounced asymmetry in the threat regarding the future … Continue reading The Urgent Threat for Afghan Women￼
by Daniel ZaboImage: Left (“North Vietnam”/ manhhai is licensed under CC BY 2.0) Center ( Viking Vehicles Open Fire on Taliban Positions in Afghanistan, by Defense Imagery) Right (“Imam Khomeini”/ kamshots is licensed under CC BY 2.0_ On April 23, 1975, United States President Gerald Ford announced that after twenty-one years, the war in Vietnam had come to an end. Days later on April 30, … Continue reading Kabul Isn’t a Second Saigon – It’s Another Tehran￼
by Akina NanayakkaraImage: Akina Nanayakkara Around the world, refugee crises are happening now, and more severe cases are yet to occur. Each situation faces its set challenges; however, they also share some common issues. Refugees are forced to flee their homes and are faced with countless challenges within their own borders and upon arrival in western countries. Those internally displaced, meaning they have fled their … Continue reading The Future of Refugee Crises: A Discussion