Recap: June 15-June 21


June 15- June 21

Daniela Quijano, Editor

International Affairs

“Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa despite attempts to keep him there as he faces an international arrest warrant for alleged war crimes in Darfur. His departure defied a court order to remain in South Africa as the International Criminal Court seeks to try him for crimes including genocide.”.

Suicide bombers are suspected to be part of Nigerian Terrorist group Boko Haram. In the past, Chad had not experienced such attacks.

A 50$ billion canal that is to replace the Panama Canal has stirred controversy among Nicaraguans since it could displace more than 120,000 people.

Russia’s move to build its wesaponry came just days after the pentagon discussed plans to increase its weaponry through the placement of military tanks in Europe.

Pope Francis warns his followers to take climate change seriously and protect the environment.

Domestic Affairs

The minimum wage will start at 10.50$/hr in July and will continue to rise until it reaches $15/hr in 2020.

“The oil giant Shell is on its way to the Arctic, but not before a final showdown with environmental activists in kayaks. On Tuesday, dozens of “kayaktivists” were arrested after paddling up to a Shell drilling rig and preventing it from leaving the Port of Seattle. “.

“The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana — even if they do so outside of work hours, and even though it is legal.”.

“The suspect in the massacre at a historic black South Carolina church has been arrested as the nation mourns the killing of nine victims. Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof was detained Thursday morning during a traffic stop in North Carolina. “.