MADRID, SPAIN – “When I first moved to this flat, I had money. All of my daughter’s friends grew up with money,” said my host mother in Spanish, rubbing her fingers together in the universal sign for cash. “But now…” ...

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 ...

Resource-rich countries have become increasingly apparent in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Countries, such as those that are a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), have structures defined by their resource-rich nature in areas such as oil. ...

What on Earth are rare earth minerals?  They include minerals such as dysprosium and neodymium. However, the confusing names still don’t explain what they are, nor why global superpowers like Russia, China and the United States are willing to wage ...

The recent development in the talks between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China to price about 25% of new oil contracts in yuan has increased worries about the status of the U.S. dollar. Presently, the ...

Perhaps nothing is more indicative of China’s rise from a developing country to an economic powerhouse than the sheer number of products sold worldwide that say “Made in China.” From Android phones to Nike shoes to Jalisco New Generation synthetic ...

A new study revealed that in 2020, the EU killed approximately 50 million sharks in order to meet the East Asian market demands for shark fin products. Unfortunately, these numbers represent only a fraction of the reality behind the disturbing ...

North Korea prides itself on rejecting Western capitalist norms and instead favors a type of socialism guided by the Juche ideology. Juche, which roughly translates to “self-reliance,” postulates North Korea must pursue military, political and economic interdependence. Despite this rejection ...

LOS ANGELES — In August, U.S. President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American military troops from Afghanistan, citing the need to end the “forever war” that created over two decades of conflict.  Shortly after this decision, a swift takeover of ...

By Thomas Chow and Ruhi Ramesh LOS ANGELES — Imagine if your favorite sports team suddenly got an unlimited amount of money to spend. They would be able to recruit star players, invest in upgrades to their facilities and eventually ...