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Disaster Preparedness in Kenya: A Matter of State Strength

The Flooding Kenya’s short rains season has been particularly bad this year, resulting in more floods and mudslides than usual. The country has two rainy seasons, and the short rains season is supposed to occur between October and December. This year, however, increased evaporation rates off the East African coastline has caused more water than …

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Bolivia: What Happens in a Power Vacuum

Background On November 10th, 2019, Evo Morales resigned from his position as president of Bolivia after three terms in office. A left-leaning leader, his “administration invested heavily in public works projects and social programmes to fight poverty [resulting] in extreme poverty dropping from 38% in 2006 to 17% in 2018.” Popular support for Morales had …

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