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Same-Sex Marriage in Chile

    By Miracle Tapia On December 5, 2021, Chile became the 8th Latin American country and the 31st nation in the world to pass marriage equality legislation. Though non-heterosexual marriages were legally recognized as civil unions since 2015 and granted queer marriages most of the same rights as straight marriages it did not allow them to…

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    The Dominican Winter League

      By George Goldstein The Liga Beisbol Dominicano (LIDOM) or Dominican Winter League is the premier baseball league that plays during the winter, this also coincides with the offseason for Major League Baseball. The league is currently made up of six teams that play a forty game schedule. The LIDOM was officially formed in 1951 and…

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      “Encanto” – Movie Review

        By Daniela Roldan Cabrera Encanto is the 60th film by Disney and was the first one to be located in Colombia. Even though the story is not necessarily tied to Colombia itself, it is about a Colombian family and so the culture, history and environment of the country are all present in the movie.  First…

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        Bobby Sanchez

          By Miracle Tapia Bobby Sanchez, identifies as a two spirit individual and they’re pronouns are she/they. Her raps unapologetically and artfully center political issues such as: immigration, identifying as Latinx, gender, sexuality, environmental justice and other issues. They started performing at age 11. They’re introduction to the public performance came from poetry slams, which they…

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          Monsieur Guillotine: Jacques Vergès and the Trial of Klaus Barbie

            By Noel Anderson In 1987, after years of extradition disputes and legal wrangling, the trial of the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was ready to begin. The trial would be held in the French city of Lyon where, during World War II, Barbie had been a captain in the Gestapo and oversaw the deportation of…

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            “Legacy of Ashes” – Book Review

              By Noel Anderson Tim Weiner’s Legacy of Ashes is an ambitious history of the Central Intelligence Agency. The project attempts to chronicle the CIA’s history from its origins in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, to the organization’s current day form. Based on more than 50,000 government documents, as well as numerous…

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              Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest: Wildfires and Reinforcing Feedback Loops

                By Justin Lucas One of the richest areas of biodiversity and natural resources in the world is the lush Amazon Rainforest in South America. The majority of this rainforest is located in the country of Brazil. For a long time, the Amazon was seen as an impenetrable fortress; however, recent events have shown the cracks…

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                Almost Like Praying

                  By Justin Lucas In September of 2017, the most deadly natural disaster in US history swept across the US territory of Puerto Rico. Hurricane María ripped through the Caribbean touting 155 mile-per-hour winds and up to 40 inches of rainfall in some areas of Puerto Rico. This resulted in $90 billion in damages including power…

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