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Article ID: 705295

Geography research in Central America leads to international drug trafficking

Texas State University

When Dr. Jennifer Devine first traveled to Central America to study the Maya Biosphere Reserve, her goal was to learn about the successful development model of community forestry. But what began as forestry research for this assistant professor of geography at Texas State has become a bigger lesson in narco deforestation and international drug trafficking.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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    12-Dec-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705026

Call for Applications for CFR Local Journalists Workshop, January 17 and 18, 2019

Newswise

As a nongovernmental, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) promotes a balanced perspective of international relations and America’s role in the world. To that end, we invite you to apply to participate in a free workshop for journalists at CFR’s New York headquarters from Thursday, January 17 to Friday, January 18, 2019.

Released:
6-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 704879

African maroon resistance at Hispaniola heavily challenged European conquest

University of Kansas

African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s-- now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic -- but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on slavery

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4-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    29-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704517

An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico — and the U.S. may be partly responsible

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Opioid use in Mexico has been low, but national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists. Many of these factors may have originated in the U.S., making this a potential joint U.S.-Mexico epidemic.

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27-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 703936

Report Reveals Colombian Peace Agreement’s Gender Perspective Is Innovative, but Seeing Delays

University of Notre Dame

A new report published on October 31 reveals that stipulations in Colombia’s Peace Accord centered on gender equality and women’s rights are being implemented, but more slowly than other provisions within the accord.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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