Cuba Libre? Reflections on the Modern Day Republic

Two weeks ago, months of closed-door negotiations between the Obama administration and the Cuban government finally culminated in an eagerly-anticipated announcement of sweeping reforms, with the end goal of normalizing relations with Cuba. Whilst the Congressionally-mandated embargo on Cuba remains intact, the historic deal takes steps to remove Cuba from the State Department list of … More Cuba Libre? Reflections on the Modern Day Republic

La Batalla: Why Mexico Hasn’t Won The War On Drugs Yet

On the 22nd of February, Joaquin Guzman, known as “El Chapo” and the most powerful drug trafficker in the world, was captured and seized by Mexican authorities, 13 years after escaping from a high security prison. Known as Mexico’s Osama Bin Laden, he had been pursued in a high-stake operation in conjunction with the US … More La Batalla: Why Mexico Hasn’t Won The War On Drugs Yet