Latin America Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin

Latin America: Cryptocurrencies in Developing Countries

2017 was a year of global changes. While feminism and immigration became a regular topic within sociopolitical discussions, in economics, especially in the Latin American sphere, the debate was set around a revolutionary kind of technology: cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: A Hoax, a Scam, a Disturbing Reality

Every year on February 14th, lovebirds around the world scramble to find the perfect gift, the perfect card and flowers, and the perfect venue to woo their partners with on Valentine’s Day. The world will be draped in red hearts and cupids and romance, and love will be, metaphorically, in the air. It may be a comfort to know for those who are not a part of a couple during this love-smothered month that the history behind Valentine’s Day is anything but romantic. From sacrificial goats and dogs to imprisonment and execution, to the eventual mating of birds, the holiday – as well as its namesake, Saint Valentine – has a pretty dark past.
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Russia and China May Decide the Fate of Venezuela

While enabling the perpetuation of the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) over the country, Russia and China seem to have become the last lifeline remaining for this red-wing authoritarian regime within a national context of humanitarian devastation and economic downturn. But just how much will Russia and China influence the fate of Venezuela?
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Africa Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming: Africa Has Bigger Issues Than Climate Change

Africa is the Continent worst hit by the global warming menace by all measurable standards. The effects have been adverse with the continent facing its worst water crisis in major cities. Cape Town, in the past year, experienced the longest water crisis ever recorded and barely 40% of the population in Nairobi has access to clean water at all. This has led to water-borne diseases like cholera.
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Poverty in Africa

Poverty in Africa: A Rich Continent for the Poor

In its 2016 list of the world’s richest individuals, Forbes put Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon, at the 51st position. Four other Africans were also featured on the list. There are still many other rising billionaires and millionaires in Africa. That said, if there were also a list detailing the poorest individuals in the world, Africans would feature on it prominently if not entirely. That is the reality of poverty in Africa. But why?
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Bitcoin in Africa: Is Cryptocurrency Saving Africa’s Economy?

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Almost every internet user has heard of Bitcoin. Some have gone further and invested heavily in it. This is by either buying it or by teaching others on Cryptocurrency, all while others still grapple with the concept and fundamentals of what Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency actually are. Africa has not been left behind. The fire and zeal for Bitcoin are real, especially among the young people.
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Natural Resources: The Resource Curse of Africa

Africa is the world’s richest continent. It has a vast wealth of natural resources ranging from precious stones such as gold and diamonds to fossil fuels. The tropical climates, beautiful and diverse wildlife, and sandy beaches are also quite attractive to tourists. From these, the total derivable revenue has the potential to completely transform economies in Africa. But that is not the case. There is war and poverty instead of prosperity leaving you to wonder are these resources really a blessing or a curse? In a pattern that replicates itself, the discovery of a major resource has been followed by conflict, instability, and damage to the environment. This is called the resource curse or the paradox of plenty.
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Public Debts: Africa Should Embrace Development Over Aid

If all aid was to lead to developments, then Africa would be the most developed place in the world. No doubt it ain’t and that is why, even with Africa being the recipient of the largest amount of aid in the world, it is still the least developed. Isn’t it sad that even after the continued over-reliance on aid, and proving time and again that it ain’t working, we are still on it? Isn’t it more like expecting different results from doing the same thing? We all know how that goes and the faster Africa changes its development structure the better. We need a change from public debts to organic development in Africa.
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Latin America Russia China

Colder War: China and Russia Penetrate US Influence in Latin America

As Trump’s international policies have fenced the US apart from their American neighbors in the South, the Eastern giants of Russia and People’s Republics of China have made their own path to strengthen relations with fast-growing Latin America, performing delicate movements that have been seen as unthreatening by Washington.
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Hacked Credit Card: Who is to Blame for Unauthorized Transactions?

You checked your online banking statement and the horror struck you right there. You have unauthorized transactions debited from your account or credit card without you knowing it! You immediately stormed out of the house, went straight to your bank and then questioned them regarding the unauthorized transactions. You went all the way delivering a monologue on how you were hacked and how incompetent your bank is. Whoah. Just. Stop. Right. There.
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