Global Affairs

Extremist Party Alternative for Germany under surveillance

“After all, for the refugee it doesn’t matter whether they die at the Greek or German border.” This statement by AfD candidate Günter Lenhardt is one of the many racist and downright inhumane statements made by members of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany). Founded in 2013, the Eurosceptic party has been Read More…

Global Affairs

Rio de Janeiro – the Wonderful City mired in crisis

Cidade Maravilhosa – “the Wonderful City” – is what Brasil’s second most populous metropolis has been called by its residents for almost a century now. The current reality of Rio de Janeiro , however, is a far cry from the wondrous picture-perfect city of Christ the Redeemer. With an urban war raging between heavily armed Read More…