Trump’s Border Wall vs. Ecosystem

When we design walls to divide people, nobody cares what happens to the natural environment around us. In September 2019, the construction of Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexican border began. It aims to limit the number of immigrants arriving in the country. The existing 650 miles of the wall has already negatively affected the […]

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The Boer, the Brit and the Local: the origins of South Africa

Africa was certainly not the most popular colonial destination for the European powers in the 17th century. Only some African harbours were under their control, used mostly as slave markets or entrepots for the ships that sailed between Europe and India. There was, however, a single exception. A group of Dutch immigrants settled the Cape of […]

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Woman in Latin America?

What does it mean to be a woman in Latin America? Three of the four countries with the greatest proportion of congresswomen are in Latin America. Just five years ago, it was home to a third of the world’s female presidents, and in 2018, fifteen women held the position of vice president across Latin America. […]

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The Partition of India

The existing tensions between India and Pakistan are a well-known fact, but surprisingly not many people are aware that India and Pakistan used to be ruled by one Emperor and therefore shared the same land. The East India Company was established in 1600. During the first hundred years, its main aim was to trade, but […]

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Bank for the Poor

Bank for the (very) Poor Bangladesh is known for being one of the most densely populated countries on Earth. This reputation has been established by a staggering number of 164 million citizens living in an area not much bigger than Greece. However, Bangladeshis are, on average, one of the poorest people in the world. The […]

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Miracle of Chile

Presidency of a socialist In 1970, Salvador Allende won the Chilean presidential election as leader of the Unidad Popular coalition. He was the first Marxist ever to be elected president of liberal democracy in the entire world.  Soon after taking office, Allende’s first step was to implement a socialist program called La vía chilena al socialismo (“the […]

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