International Affairs

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Palestinian leader calls for new peace plan, scolds new countries recognizing Israel

In his Friday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international conference early next year to hash out a new “genuine peace plan,” the Associated Press reported. In the same speech, he criticized the Persian Gulf states of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for recently recognizing the state of Israel.

Guatemala Presidential Candidate Gloria Álvarez And Her Hope for Her Country: A Conversation

Guatemala is one of many Latin American countries that have struggled throughout history to maintain a fair democracy, societal stability, and a buoyant economy. June will see Guatemalans seize the voting booths and elect a new President off a lengthy menu featuring over 25 candidates. One of those candidates is the self-described “anti-populist” Gloria Álvarez.

An Interview With Venezuelan Leader Jorge Jraissati: What’s Next For Venezuela?

In recent weeks, more than 60 countries have come to recognize President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela, following the U.S.’s initial recognition of Guaidó. This weekend, I corresponded with Jorge Jraissati about this topic. He is one of the most influential young political leaders of Venezuela. As President of Venezuelan Alliance, Jorge has been crucial in organizing the international community and its efforts to achieve a political change in Venezuela.

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