Capitalism destroys indigenous lands

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Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014

Although many people consider Western development integral to the world’s progression, many tribal groups argue that some attempts at development result in driving society backwards. Members of the Dongria Kondh tribe in India have been forced to change their way of life after the mining company, Vedanta... Read more »

Authorities capture drug cartel kingpin

Maile Munro, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel, evaded authorities for 13 years after escaping from a high-security prison in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. However, on the morning of Feb. 22, Guzman was captured by a team of Mexican marines and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration... Read more »

Ukrainian president ousted; what’s next for the country?

Ian Penny, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014

The situation resembles a Hollywood movie. A ragtag group representing the people faces off against a tyrannical leader to secure its freedom through battling impossible odds and emerging victorious. However, few films deal with what happens after the revolution. Ukraine now faces such an odyssey. “Life... Read more »

Underground Ivory Trade in the U.S

James Sharpe
March 7, 2014

“Who the f— wants to shoot an elephant?” says actor Aaron Eckhart in the film “Meet Bill.” In 1979, an estimated 1.3 million elephants roamed the surface of the planet. 10 years later, the same could be said of only 600,000. Today, over four decades later, fewer than 500,000 Asian and African... Read more »

Venezuelan government cracks down on protests

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Maile Munro, Staff Writer
February 28, 2014

Protests across Venezuela turned violent last week, resulting in at least 13 protestors dead and hundreds more injured. Youth-led protests began peacefully in reaction to soaring crime rates and a debilitating inflation rate of 56 percent, currently the highest in the world. Essentials such as milk and... Read more »

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