Politics

Controlling Forced Evictions to Fight Extreme Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa Should Control Forced Evictions to Fight Extreme Poverty Earlier this year, the Human Rights Watch published a report revealing that over 20,000 people would have been forcibly evicted in Conakry between February and May 2019. Bulldozers and other heavy machinery demolished the buildings to free the land for government ministries, foreign embassies, businesses, and
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Venezuela: Cuba’s Oil Sugar Daddy

In the midst of one of the worst economic crises in recent times, Venezuela keeps losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year by maintaining its oil subsidy to Cuba.

Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Before the arrival of Hugo Chávez to the presidency in 1999, Venezuela’s oil production was in a constant rise up to 3.4 million barrels per day. Nowadays, this amount has fallen below 750 thousand barrels per day. Over the past 19 years, Cuba has benefited
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The Case Against Universal Basic Income

How the current advancement in the state of technology requires a necessary correction, but not the one people think they need.

The 21stcentury is already characterized by its technological innovation. It is an era in which artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering and many other fields are developing at a speed that has never been seen before. The number of jobs that can be automated is growing at an exponential rate. Nowadays, simple tasks such as handling cash
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The Struggle of a Holocaust’s Survivor – Which is Still not Over

How far we are from eradicating antisemitism, and the obstacle that politics represents

On the 30th of September, the Italian Senate approved the establishment of a committee proposed by the life-senator Liliana Segre, an Auschwitz’s survivor, to fight the harsh racist and anti-semite messages that she receives every day. What’s outrageous to many, to some extent more than the comments themselves, is that all center right-wing senators abstained
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