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Guatemala — People’s Power Forces Government To Shelve Budget

Angry protesters took to the streets to push back on Guatemala’s government cut in spending on health and education. The Speaker of Congress in the country was forced to shelve the controversial budget that triggered the protests. The angry reaction saw protesters setting fire to parts of the Congress building a few days ago. According to reports, Speaker Alan Rodríguez […]

POLITICS

Protesters Force President Morales To Change Course

After weeks of mass protest in the central South American country of Bolivia, the 60-year-old President Evo Morales has been forced to go back to the poll to seek a new mandate to lead the country. This move comes against the background of social upheaval in the country and an Organization of American States (OAS) election audit, which shows irregularities […]

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Lebanon Prime Minister Quits

Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri, the 49-year-old Lebanese 33rd Prime Minister, has decided to step down from his leadership position. Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced his resignation after 13 days of protests over political corruption and economic turmoil in his country. His televised address came soon after violence broke out on the streets when supporters of two Shia groups attacked […]

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Haitians Clash With Police In Protests

Haitians continue their protest by turning out into the streets in large numbers bearing placards, erecting barricades, and looting. The protest has also claimed the death of several people and witnessed clashes with the police which resulted in the burning of police vehicles. Residents have been incensed for months at widespread fuel and food shortages, a weakening currency, double-digit inflation, […]

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Protesters In Taiwan Demand Lower Taxes

Taking their cue from France’s yellow vest movement, thousands of Taiwanese hit the streets in protest to make demands for lower taxes and a more equitable settlement of tax disputes. Protesters decked out in yellow vests, carrying placards, as well as banners shouted slogans and blared air horns outside the Ministry of Finance in Taipei, the capital city, voicing their […]

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Protesters Hit The Streets Over U.S. Migrant Separation Policy

“When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world. Republicans want Strong Borders and no Crime. Dems want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!” — that’s the message the President greeted protestors with as he doubled down on […]