Category Archives: Americas

What’s the Deal With “A Canal of Their Own” in Nicaragua?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that wonders how Teddy Roosevelt would feel about a new canal. In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss a newly planned canal to be dug in Nicaragua to connect … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With “Zocalo Ocupado”?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that would also protest against evaluations with teeth. In this week’s post, we’ll look at a month long sit in by teachers in Mexico City who are protesting … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Crop Subsidies and the Bio-fuels Dilemma?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that subsidizes its puns for comedic fuel. In this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss an ongoing economic and socio-political issue: the subsidization of ethanol production from corn in … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With All These Global Maritime Disputes?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that doesn’t repeat itself that often. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the continuing squabbles in different coastal regions of the world over water boundaries and country ownership. … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With the “Forgotten War” and Canada’s Version?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that remembers its war for nationhood. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss an interesting phenomena occurring this year surrounding the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  In … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a 2nd Disputed Election in México?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that knows all the Mexican political acronyms. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the recent  presidential election in México, the subsequent protests surrounding the official results, and a dose … Continue reading

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