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· July, 2015

Stories about North America from July, 2015

This Is What Happens When You Give Power to the ‘Chicas’

Chicas Poderosas is a movement that trains women in journalism to help bring more diversity to newsrooms in Latin America.

For a Glimpse of Plan Central America's Future, Look to Colombia

Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a Washington aid program for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid.

Rewriting the History of Plan Colombia

A five-star general's specious narrative about the program’s success ignores the crimes and impunity of the Colombian military, and excuses the U.S. for fostering systemic human rights violations.

The Internet Pokes Fun at Alleged Threats from ‘El Chapo’ against Donald Trump

Social media users lapped up El Chapo's escape and alleged threats against Donald Trump with a series of humorous memes.

Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens From Climate Change?

Science writer Sophia Schweitzer looks at a landmark court decision ordering the Dutch government to act faster to protect its citizens against the harmful effects of climate change.

Some Nigerians Don't Think Obama's Nigeria Snub Is Such a Bad Thing

"Obama is not welcome in Nigeria for many many reasons…forget about the elections…he was a very arrogant president in his diplomatic relationship with Nigeria."

The Unbearable Heaviness of American Student Debt

In the "land of opportunity" a university education is beyond the reach of many of its citizens.

Japan's Cosplay Culture Helps a Global Community Experiment With Identity

Cosplay, a term that describes dressing up like fictional characters, transcends ethnic and cultural borders and promotes personal empowerment.

Do You Know These 10 Afro-Puerto Ricans?

Steven Salaita Lands Job at American University of Beirut, Talks Black Politics and Palestine Solidarity

After being denied tenure at the University of Illinois for pro-Palestine tweets, Salaita will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut.

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