Trump and the Nobel prize

Is the current president of the United States of America worthy of a Nobel prize nomination? That question roams the heads of many as of late. When the past president won a Nobel prize there was less doubt. But we all have heard about the drone strikes of the Obama administration, and the missile strikes … Continue reading Trump and the Nobel prize

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Puerto Rico’s confusion with the death toll after hurricane Maria

As you may know hurricane Maria was a devastating natural phenomena, and it caused massive loss of property and life. The tropical archipelago of Puerto Rico is in a zone where hurricanes are a usual occurrence in the summer and fall seasons. Most adult citizens have experienced multiple hurricanes and aren’t taken by surprise when … Continue reading Puerto Rico’s confusion with the death toll after hurricane Maria

Erika Monnique Melendez Goveo

Érika Monnique Meléndez Goveo "Ikah" is a versatile young woman: singer, dancer, actress and communicator born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Graduated Magna Cum Laude of Public Communication of the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus, was one of the maintainers of the cultural calendar: What is happening? at Radio Universidad as a student … Continue reading Erika Monnique Melendez Goveo

Trump’s new Afghanistan policy has Pakistan angry and alarmed

ISLAMABAD — A wave of anti-American anger has swept Pakistan this past week, triggered both by President Trump’s threat to punish the country for harboring insurgents and by his invitation to India, Pakistan’s longtime rival, to become more involved in Afghanistan’s future. Tribal and religious leaders have held protests at border crossings, and banners urging “Say no to America!” … Continue reading Trump’s new Afghanistan policy has Pakistan angry and alarmed

North Korea’s latest launch designed to cause maximum mayhem, minimal blowback

TOKYO — North Korea’s latest missile launch seemed designed to wreak just the right amount of havoc: Enough for Kim Jong Un to show that he wouldn’t be cowed, but not so much as to invite American “fire and fury.” The missile launched early Tuesday appeared to be a Hwasong-12, the intermediate-range ballistic missile that North Korea has been threatening to … Continue reading North Korea’s latest launch designed to cause maximum mayhem, minimal blowback

A Puerto Rico stuck between abuses and underdevelopment

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean country that since its colonization in the fifteenth century by the Spanish fleet led by Juan Ponce de León and the Pinzón brothers, has been subjected to many socio-political systems that have contributed to our political, economic and social stagnation. Although we are now part of the US empire, we … Continue reading A Puerto Rico stuck between abuses and underdevelopment

North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range

MANILA — North Korea on Monday spurned overtures from South Korea and the United States, and instead lobbed a new inflammatory threat to retaliate against the United States over new U.N. sanctions punishing Pyongyang for its missile and nuclear tests. In a speech at the ASEAN Regional Forum, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho … Continue reading North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration. For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years. It … Continue reading An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

WASHINGTON — Russia is preparing to send as many as 100,000 troops to the eastern edge of NATO territory at the end of the summer, one of the biggest steps yet in the military buildup undertaken by President Vladimir V. Putin and an exercise in intimidation that recalls the most ominous days of the Cold War. The troops are conducting military … Continue reading Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression