Some time ago I posted an article about Myanmar and the recent elections that were held in the country (it can be found here: https://commented-news.com/2015/12/09/a-banknote-as-a-symbol-of-change/ ). Now on the first of February the parliament held its opening session and the first time in 50 years, democratically elected MP’s participated in it. Of 664 MP’s,… Read More the current situation in myanmar
In the general opinion, laws are there to protect people from the government but also from each other. But sometimes laws can hurt more than they help. This is the case for the so called “refugee laws” or “jewellery act” recently adopted by the Danish parliament. Its content has been highly criticized, the Chinese… Read More Denmark’s new anti-refugee laws
The Egyptian uprising celebrates its 5th anniversary today, but what is there left of it? It is one of the countries where the “Arab Spring” looked the most promising. It freed a real potential and many people where confident that the country’s future would be bright. But today everything is different. The army is strong… Read More The Egyptian uprising and what’s left of it
The small city of Flint, Michigan, has been all over the news lately. What happened there could be considered to be a small and local crisis, but it is too revolting to go unnoticed. Over a long period of time the inhabitants have been poisoned because their authorities wanted to economize. It all started,… Read More The Water Crisis in Flint
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s recapture was one of the trending topics of the last weeks. Alongside his name, the names of Hollywood actor and film producer Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo appear quite often. But why? What is their link to Guzman and his capture? In 2012, Kate Del Castillo was… Read More EL Chapo, Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn
His spectacular escape in July made him become the most famous drug Kingpin and he now shares a spot with Pablo Escobar in the Hall of Fame of drug lords. If he was widely known on the American continent as Mexico’s most wanted man and brutal gangster, he only became really famous around the… Read More Who is “El Chapo”?
I have already written a post about the Cop21 (which can be found here https://commented-news.com/2015/12/02/71/ ), explaining that an agreement was very likely to happen due to the terrorist attacks in Paris. And indeed, the result of the conference is a positive one, as they came to an agreement. That is surely not only… Read More What has been decided at the cop21