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Trump uses emergency powers to build the wall

US President Donald Trump has used emergency powers to bypass Congress to provide funding for his controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.   Having reached an interim agreement with Democrats to open federal agencies following a 35-day government shutdown, Mr Trump declared a state of emergency to finance the $5.7 billion required for the border…

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South America Year in Review

In this last issue before Christmas, Global is looking back at the news from South America in 2018. Across the region, several general elections took place. A new President of Paraguay was elected, Mario Abdo Benítez, a former president of the Senate as the incumbent President was not eligible for re-election. Colombia also greeted a…

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Brazil in turmoil as Rousseff faces impeachment

The Brazilian Congress has voted to impeach their own President amid rife corruption claims, just as the country heads towards what could be one of the most important events in its developmental timeline: the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. At a sitting of the House of Congress on 17th April, the 513 members of the…

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Global Roundup 360 – February 23rd

Canadian man solves his own disappearance case A Canadian man has apparently solved his own disappearance in what is surely one of the most unique investigation stories of recent years. In September 1986, 21-year-old Edgar Latulip, a developmentally disabled man with a mental age of 12, disappeared from a home in Ontario, Canada, where he…

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