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Taylor Ashley

Police Capture Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Lord

Taylor Ashley, Intern, Latin America

Mexican police officers captured the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez Martinez.  Forty-nine year old Martinez was detained without a shot being fired in the town of Morelia, located in the western state of Michoacan (NYTimes). Martinez was immediately transported to Mexico City for interrogation then flown to a high […]

Rachel Wilder

Progress, Complications in Iran Nuclear Talks

Rachel Wilder, Diplomacy Fellow

The United States made progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, a senior U.S. official told media on Monday (Reuters). U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Geneva for two days, along with representatives from Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. Iranian and U.S. officials […]

Christian Madonna

India Rises to be World’s Fastest Growing Economy

Christian Madonna, Chastang Fellow, Global Economy

India’s Central Statistics Office released revised estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which showed that India’s GDP rose 7.5% in 2014 (WSJ). China’s economic growth estimates were recently lowered to 7.4%, its lowest growth rate in over two decades. Updates in the methods used by the Indian Central Statistics Office are a major contributor to […]