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Fifty years ago, when Carlos Monteiro began his career as a pediatrician in the sprawling slums of São Paulo, his patients were starving. The children he treated were underweight and anemic, with low heart rates and protruding collarbones. Today, Mo...

Factory to Table

Fifty years ago, when Carlos Monteiro began his career as a pediatrician in the sprawling slums of São Paulo, his patients were starving. The children he treated were underweight and anemic, with low heart rates and protruding collarbones. Today, Mo...

Last year, millionaire real estate mogul Tim Gurner told 60 Minutes Australia that millennials are blowing potential savings on “buying smashed avocado for nineteen dollars.” While hyperbolic, Gurner’s comments highlight the avocado’s place i...

Blood Avocados: Cracking Down on Cartels

Last year, millionaire real estate mogul Tim Gurner told 60 Minutes Australia that millennials are blowing potential savings on “buying smashed avocado for nineteen dollars.” While hyperbolic, Gurner’s comments highlight the avocado’s place i...

We live in a time of rapid technological advancement. This has large implications for national security. Even during peacetime, covert attacks can easily be carried out with the help of evolving technology. Most recently, Canadian and American diplom...

The Sound (Maybe) and the Fury (Definitely)

We live in a time of rapid technological advancement. This has large implications for national security. Even during peacetime, covert attacks can easily be carried out with the help of evolving technology. Most recently, Canadian and American diplom...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently announced that his government and the state-run oil company PDVSA will need to “restructure their debt repayments”. This realization comes after the oil company was forced to pay $1.1 billion, costly f...

The Chavez Imitator

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recently announced that his government and the state-run oil company PDVSA will need to “restructure their debt repayments”. This realization comes after the oil company was forced to pay $1.1 billion, costly f...

Undemocratic coups come in many forms. Not all of them are violent, seemingly disorganized uprisings – the ‘standard’ coup, so to speak. Many (especially in recent times) are engineered from abroad. Still others are carried out through legal me...

The Coup that Overthrew Dilma

Undemocratic coups come in many forms. Not all of them are violent, seemingly disorganized uprisings – the ‘standard’ coup, so to speak. Many (especially in recent times) are engineered from abroad. Still others are carried out through legal me...

Some argue that the historical and current bloodshed of Western imperialism has transformed the English language into a universal tool of communication. Through centuries of colonialism, neocolonialism, Cold War expansionism, and, most recently, glob...

The Linguistic Colonialism of English

Some argue that the historical and current bloodshed of Western imperialism has transformed the English language into a universal tool of communication. Through centuries of colonialism, neocolonialism, Cold War expansionism, and, most recently, glob...

At times called the “Switzerland of Latin America,” Costa Rica boasts thriving industrial and tourism sectors, a robust universal health care system, and a stable democratic government. While neighboring countries struggle with crime, gang violen...

Intervention-less: The Key to Costa Rica’s Success

At times called the “Switzerland of Latin America,” Costa Rica boasts thriving industrial and tourism sectors, a robust universal health care system, and a stable democratic government. While neighboring countries struggle with crime, gang violen...