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North America sees NAFTA replacement

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

After nearly 25 years as the outline for trade in North America, NAFTA is set to be replaced by the newly negotiated United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The result of a campaign promise by President Donald Trump to renegotiate NAFTA, the USMCA was in the works for over a year before its announcement...

NAFTA renegotiations continue in a standstill against Canada and the US

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

Rising political tensions, miscommunications and legal quandaries have brought negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement to a standstill.  Since August 16, 2017, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have been attempting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, to modify...

2018 Winter Olympics brings joy, skepticism

Eric Zhang and Jonah Selom

March 16, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, drew to a close on Feb. 25 after 16 days of competition. Norway ranked above all other participating countries, winning a total of 39 medals, eight more than second-place Germany and 10 more than Canada, who came in third. The U.S. finished...

Etsuo’s corner: introducing XinXin

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: Etsuo’s Corner is a weekly column for World & Nation by Etsuo Fujita, an international student from Japan. Fujita features the stories of other international students or writes about his adventures and impressions as he learns about the cultures and customs of Guilford and his...

Trump expands ban in the US

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. //Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the restrictions of the travel ban issued on Jan. 27 were set to expire. Instead, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the travel ban to eight different countries. The travel ban initially placed restrictions on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries including...

News in Brief

Muppet Wikia

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

News In Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

Columbia The Constitutional Court of Colombia made a ruling prohibiting mining operations and petroleum projects from the country’s paramos regions. Paramos are moorland ecosystems typically found between elevations of 3,000 and 5,000 meters (9,843 to 16,404 feet). For many citizens, these paramos...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 6, 2015

Canada Canada’s recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will face a major political decision on whether or not to bail out Bombardier, Inc., a multinational transportation company based in Canada. The government of Quebec has already committed to give $1 billion to Bombardier, and they want...