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Brexit II
5 | April | 2018

On March 29th, Theresa May formally activated the article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, triggering the process of negotiations that will lead to the permanent separation between the United Kingdom and the EU. If one considers the speech of the British prime-minister, given in January, the idea of a hard Brexit gains track casting a shade of skepticism over the next two years.

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Venezuelan crisis
4 | April | 2018

In the last few months, the Venezuelans have gone to the streets to demonstrate against president Nicolas Maduro government, claiming for new elections. Currently, the population has no access to basic goods such as medical drugs and food, and the inflation rose to around 500 per cent. The OAS was very critical towards the Venezuelan government after Maduro's suspension of the National Assembly and the election of a Constituent Assembly.

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Catalonia's Independence
28 | March | 2018

With the controversial referendum for Catalan Independence set for the 1st of October, tensions are rising between central and regional governments, sparked by the prohibition of the ballot on the grounds of unconstitutionality, the confiscation of electoral material and the police reinforcements.  

 

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Presidential election in Kenya
20 | March | 2018

The presidential elections in Kenya, on August 8th, were considered fraudulent by the Supreme Court. As a result, the suffrage was repeated on the 26th October, and the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won again, with a percentage of 98.26 of the votes. President's Kenyatta major opponent, Raila Odinga, redraw from the contest, called for an electoral boycott and contested the new results of the ballots,but the Supreme Court validated the results.

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