Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Channels Donald Trump

Canada No Longer Welcoming Immigrants In June 27, 2017, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau held a news conference where he said: “[I] will continue to promote Canada’s open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban.” Trudeau continued by saying: “But at the same time, Canadians have been very

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Puerto Rico Voted in Favor of U.S. Statehood

Last month, Puerto Rico voted in favor of United States statehood and becoming the 51st state. According to a government website for the non-binding referendum, 97 percent of voters supported statehood. However, voter turnout was low as only 23 percent of the 2.2 million eligible voters participated in the vote. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello

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Puerto Rico has Filed what is Expected to be the Largest Local Government Bankruptcy in U.S. History

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is looking to restructure its public debt because several major creditors are suing Puerto Rico over defaults on its bonds. It is not yet known how much of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt will be a part of the bankruptcy filing. The filing was made by Puerto Rico’s financial

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Venezuelan Government Seizes GM Plant

Venezuela seized a GM plant last week, which is a further sign that Venezuela’s economic crisis is getting worse. Peter Quinter, Miami-based chair of law firm GrayRobinson’s Customs and International Trade Law Group, stated: GM is not the first and they’re not going to be the last because the government of Venezuela is desperate for any

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Newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico is Forced to Close due to Violence Against Journalists

Being a journalist in Mexico is a hazardous career choice for those that choose to pursue that occupation. ABC News reports: The [Center to Protect Journalists] CPJ has identified at least 38 journalists who have been killed in Mexico since 1992 with the motive confirmed to be related to their work. The March 23rd death of journalist

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Rio Hospitals Unable To Take Additional Patients

David Biller, Bloomberg, reports that, “The five hospitals recommended by Rio de Janeiro for Olympic tourists are so full that some have been forced to leave patients on gurneys in hallways, according to a report from the local medical council.” What is going on in Rio? The Olympics are set to begin in a few

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Dalai Lama: ‘Too Many Refugees’ in Europe

The Times of India is reporting that Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama recently stated that Europe has accepted “too many” refugees, and they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries. When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” said the Tibetan

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How Did The Presidential Candidates Respond To the San Bernardino Shootings?

Carla Marinucci put together a quick sample on how the 2016 presidential hopefuls responded to the San Bernardino shootings: #2016 PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TAKE TO TWITTER — a definite partisan split, Dems calling uniformly for more gun control, GOPers uniformly sending thoughts and prayers to victims and first responders.  Examples: — @Hillary Clinton — “I refuse

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Bloomberg National Poll: Most Americans Oppose Syrian Refugee Resettlements

Bloomberg News National Poll: Most Americans agree with Republican presidential candidates and congressional members that Syrian refugee resettlements by President Obama should be put on hold.  Most Americans are also divided on whether to send U.S. troops to Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS. While Obama and his Democratic partners have called it shameful and

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Paris Terrorist Attacks: What We Know Now

The Editors at USA Today have put together a quick summary on the latest regarding the Paris terrorist attacks: As France mourned the 132 people killed in the Paris terror attacks, manhunts continued for possible suspects still on the loose on Monday. Here’s what we know now: ISIL threatens nation’s capital: A chilling new Islamic

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