Antiquated cars on the streets of Havana. Many Cubans lack the money to purchase new cars. By Krokodyl.

An Overdue Change: Why It’s Time to Lift the Cuban Embargo

Over fifty years ago, the United States put a trade embargo on Cuba. Although there has been some minor relaxing of the restrictions since, the embargo pretty much remains in full effect. However, with each passing year, more and more people are wondering whether or not these trade and travel […]

by · December 3, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a Mayoral Candidates Forum back in 2010. By Shaun Merritt.

Innocent until Proven Guilty: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

A video of  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford supposedly smoking crack cocaine back in May surfaced recently when Canadian law enforcement officials recovered it from the deleted files of a computer seized in a drug bust. Until a hearing in front of Toronto’s City Council on Thursday, Mayor Ford adamantly denied […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Vladimir Putin in 2008. By Kremlin.

From Russia with Love

Only weeks after blasting the United States for spying on its own citizens and on other nations through the NSA, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, was caught trying to secretly collect information on foreign countries at the recent G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Putin and other Russian officials were giving […]

by · November 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
A protest for the Arctic 30 activists in Madrid, Spain

Drama at Greenpeace

Captain Peter Henry Wilcox, USA. Activist Camila Speziale, Argentina. Crewman Colin Russell, Australia. Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan, Britain. These are a mere few of the thirty members of the international environmental organization Greenpeace who are currently being detained in Russia for alleged hooliganism. They face a possible seven years in […]

by · November 10, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Is Silvio Berlusconi Gone for Good?

Is Silvio Berlusconi Gone for Good?

With the Italian Senate set to determine whether Berlusconi will be expelled from Parliament, the former prime minister’s political career may be finally coming to a decisive close. This predicament comes as a result of Berlusconi’s recent tax fraud conviction, where in early 2013, an Italian court found Berlusconi guilty […]

by · November 3, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Inside the Mind of Bashar Al-Assad

Inside the Mind of Bashar Al-Assad

With all of the horrific events of a destructive rebellion that has reduced flourishing Syrian cities to barren wasteland and left well over 110,000 dead, one may easily wonder what is going on inside the mind of the now infamous president of this crumbling country. Bashar Al-Assad, the leader of […]

by · October 29, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Medals for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Source: Kremlin

Russian Anti-Gay Laws and Their Effects on the Olympics

Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver, and Sochi. That is a list of the names of the last five cities to host the Winter Olympics. However, one name stands out from the rest. That city is Sochi. Sochi is the only Winter Olympic host out of all five metropolises […]

by · October 24, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
India’s Food Subsidies: “Noble” but Not Enough

India’s Food Subsidies: “Noble” but Not Enough

On September 2, 2013, the upper house of India’s parliament, the Rajya Sabha, approved a landmark bill to increase food subsidy spending for the poor from $4 billion to $20 billion. While it may seem noble in intention, unfortunately for many Indians, the reality remains that these food subsides will […]

by · September 30, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Source: World Economic Forum


In 1933, the U.S. economic outlook reached its lowest point in history. With unemployment at 24% during the trough of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the New Deal in an effort to provide government-funded jobs to combat poverty.  Indeed, programs such as the Federal Relief Emergency Act […]

by · September 16, 2013 · World
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been accused of rigging a recent election in his favor. Source: World Economic Forum

Iron Fist

“We don’t want a revolution. We don’t want a brawl. We just want justice.” These are the words of Kem Sokha, the vice president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party. His organization is the primary threat to Prime Minister  Hun Sen, who has led Cambodia with an iron fist for […]

by · September 12, 2013 · World