Josie Hovis

Influx of New Currency Another Attempt to Solve Economic Problems in Zimbabwe

A New Flow of Cash…  On Tuesday, November 12, the Zimbabwean government gave the economy a cash infusion with the promises of alleviating the financial strain that many societal sectors had been feeling in the past few months and years. Since hyperinflation hit an all-time high in 2008, foreign currency, particularly the U.S. dollar and …

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Canada: Liberal Party’s Modest Victory Reveals Broader Tensions

A Limited Victory…  On Monday, October 21, Canada’s parliamentary elections returned interesting results. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won a plurality, with 157 out of 338 seats, but remained 13 seats shy of a majority (“Canada Election: Trudeau’s Liberals Win, But Lose Majority”). The Liberal Party has been in power under Trudeau since 2015, …

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Conflict in Kashmir Escalates with Arrest of Farooq Abdullah

Fanning the flames of hostility… The region of Kashmir, occupied by both Indian and Pakistani forces since the partition of the two states in 1947, has a long history of conflict over who controls the area. The most recent incident in India’s assertion of dominance involved the September 16 house arrest of Farooq Abdullah, president …

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