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From Ineptitude to Tragedy: Economic Freedom in Venezuela

From Ineptitude to Tragedy: Economic Freedom in Venezuela

By ADRIEL MARTINEZ Currently ranked as 175th, out of 178, in the 2014 index of economic freedom, Venezuela has one of the worst climates for economic and civil rights freedoms. Venezuela has been suffering from governmental corruption, oppression, hyperinflation, and violence for over two decades. First under the charismatic Hugo Chavez and now under his hand-picked lap dog, Nicolás Maduro. […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · The Money Issue
Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

Education Policy in St. Louis: Survival of the Fittest

BY JANICE CANTIERI In September 2012, the Missouri State Board of Education voted to strip the Normandy School District of its accreditation. The district, located in North St. Louis, failed to meet the state’s standards, as test scores were well below the statewide passing scores. This has happened in the past as well with similar districts: Riverview Gardens School District became […]

Failure by Inaction: South Africa’s Early Policy on HIV/AIDS

Failure by Inaction: South Africa’s Early Policy on HIV/AIDS

BY LAINEY SCHMIDT In 1981, when the AIDS virus was first known on a global scale, the South African government, run by the National Party, was deeply engrained in a policy of apartheid; racial segregation was the norm, and social policies were unequal and semi-nonexistent.  Until 1994, when Nelson Mandela was elected as the first democratic president of South Africa, […]