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Taylor Ashley

Obama and Raúl Castro Hold High Level Talks at the Seventh Summit of the Americas

Taylor Ashley, Intern, Latin America

President Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro participated in a historic face-to-face meeting at the Seventh Summit of the Americas. It was the first time Cuba participated in the summit since its inception in 1994 (NYTimes). Saturday’s meeting in Panama City was quoted as being the most high-level encounter between leaders from the two […]

Joshua McConnell

Truck Bomb Wounds Seven in Thai Holiday Island Koh Samui

Joshua McConnell, Intern, East and Southeast Asia

  A truck bomb wounded seven when it exploded in the parking area of a shopping mall on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui on Friday night. According to the Guardian, the bomb was located inside a Mazda pick-up truck when it exploded in the parking area of the Central Festival mall, while shoppers […]


UCF Prof. Makes Int’l Headlines for Turtle Research

Rafaella Lobo, Alexandra Cousteau Fellow, Environment and Global Climate Change

What do sea turtles do after they hatch and scuttle back to the sea? Often called the sea turtles’ “lost years,” scientists had very little idea of where young turtles go until they reach maturity and return to coastal areas to forage and reproduce (NOAA). It was assumed that the young ones spent these years […]


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