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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Presidential Developments In Latin America (May 28 to June 2, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from https://panampost.com/wp-content/uploads/Ivan-Duque.jpg.

Colombian conservative candidate Ivan Duque.

May 28 to June 2, 2018

There were presidential developments in Colombia and Venezuela in the past weeks. In Colombia, the presidential race is headed to a June run-off between conservative candidate Ivan Duque and leftist Gustavo Petro, and the 2016 peace agreement with former terror group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is a key issue. In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro may have won a second term last week, but his poverty-stricken country is compelling people to move out of the country.

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Africa

  • In response to high-profile cyber-attacks, Kenya signed the Computer and Cyber Crime Act into law. But the new act appears too vague, with concerns that it could also open “the door to privacy violations [and] censorship”.
  • Suspected Islamists in Mozambique beheaded 10 people. No arrests have been made yet.
  • Tanzania commemorated 54 years of independence, though the government’s “creeping authoritarianism” – with heavy-handed police response to protests, brutal suppression of riots, as well as limitations on journalists and on online content – has been of concern.

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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