Often referred to as the “Lungs of the Earth,” the Amazon rainforest  “produc[es]20% of the world’s oxygen” and holds “more than a third of all carbon stored by tropic forests worldwide.” It also contains “20% of the world’s flowing freshwater… ...

For almost three weeks, demonstrators in Ecuador — led by Ecuador’s largest Indigenous rights organization, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) — forced the country’s capital into a standstill in a protest of nationwide economic inequality. Ecuador is ...

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos pledged $1 billion in June 2020 to invest in the Amazon Rainforest through an initiative called The Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator (AGA), which would attempt to remove carbon from the atmosphere and compensate landowners for not ...

The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked the world, both for its indiscriminate violence against civilians and for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s blatant disregard for national sovereignty. Yet, not every region of the world has reacted to the events ...

It is generally well-understood by the public that scientific research about climate change guides global climate change policy. However, when it comes to generating the science behind this policy, the standard is often to only look toward Western science.  One ...

In a big step for women’s reproductive rights, women in Colombia can seek elective abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies. This decision, officially confirmed on Feb 21., marks a significant shift in policy, as abortions were previously only ...

LOS ANGELES — Last month, Colombia became the latest Latin American country to legalize abortion. The move follows landmark decisions to decriminalize the medical procedure in Argentina and parts of Mexico.  The Colombian Constitutional Court ruled that abortion now be ...

LOS ANGELES — Left-wing Congressman and former student leader Gabriel Boric, 35, will become Chile’s youngest president after defeating far-right candidate José Antonio Kast in the presidential runoff election on Dec. 19.  Boric won approximately 56% of the votes to ...

LOS ANGELES — In the current global economic system, the US dollar remains the premiere reserve currency. This economic privilege gives the United States the ability to assert its presence in foreign issues through neoliberal systems such as the International ...

LOS ANGELES — In July 1979, the Nicaraguan government experienced a substantial change in leadership. Anastasio Somoza Debayle, a brutal dictator of the country during the 1970s and the last of the Somoza regime, was overthrown by the Sandinista National ...