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Venezuela’s Guaido Calls For Daily Protests

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Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, has staged nationwide protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro (Reuters, AP News). Guaido assumed the interim presidency in January declaring Maduro’s re-election as a fraud (Reuters). Following the resignation of Evo Morales in Bolivia, Guaido alongside the opposition have staged frequent demonstrations to instill pressure on Maduro (El […]

Students Encouraged to Leave Amidst Hong Kong Protests

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As the increasingly violent five-month-long Hong Kong protests continue, university students have been urged to leave (AP 1). The Chinese University of Hong Kong was barricaded by demonstrators after violent clashes with police on Tuesday (AP 1; NYT 1). During Tuesday’s protest at Chinese University, protesters threw more than 400 gasoline bombs (AP 1). In […]

300 Iraqis killed as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

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Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces are engulfed by protests over grievances including rampant state corruption, high unemployment, and a lack of basic services provision (AP). Iraqis question the government as the economy is flushed with oil money but there are no signs of increased job opportunities or better living conditions (AP). Oil accounts for roughly […]

Protest and Celebration in Brazil for Lula

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Thousands of people chanted “Free Lula!” on Sunday outside of the jail where the government is holding former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. These protests come about on the one-year anniversary of his incarceration (Al Jazeera). Meanwhile, other Brazilians were throwing parties in celebration of the government cracking down on corruption. Lula is serving […]

Anti-Bashir Protests Intensify in Sudan

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Protests in Sudan are escalating as demonstrators continue to call for political change and the resignation of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir (Al Jazeera). The protests initially began in December following a severe economic crisis that was partly a result of U.S. sanctions and the loss of oil revenues (Reuters). Since then, protests have led demonstrators […]

Students in Europe Rally for Climate Change

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Young, student protesters skipped classes in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium to demand their governments respond faster to climate change (BBC). One German student claimed protesting took priority over education, and followed the claim by questioning the purpose of school “if we have no future?” (BBC). These protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunburg […]