The Aventina

COVID-19 : The Who, What, Where, What, How, Why

Fatou K. Njie

March 15, 2020

On the 11th of March 2020 the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom made a speech stating that the “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the...

Cayuco: A Tradition Turned Sport

Simon Morales, Journalist

January 24, 2020

For many centuries the indigenous tribes of Panama, who were settled on the banks of rivers and on ocean coasts, have used cayucos as their main means of transportation. These canoes were over 20 feet long and could transport ...

Panama Papers: How the Worlds Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

Simon Morales, Journalist

January 24, 2020

On the morning of April 3, 2016, Mossack Fonseca went from being an unknown law firm in Panama city to the firm responsible for the largest financial scandal of the decade. 11.5 million files were leaked by the German newspaper ...

E-Cigarette Ban: More Harm Than Good?

Simon Morales Santacoloma

November 18, 2019

The Trump administration has made a proposal to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes in the United States, accounting for approximately 85% of sales. This comes after various deaths reported being linked to vaping. Studies...

Bushfires Tear Through Australia

Phoebe Ciocca

November 13, 2019

While rain washes over Rome, the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are facing “catastrophic” fire threats. Bushfires have been tearing through Eastern Australia for almost a week with the local fire forc...

Assassination of Indigenous Leaders in Colombia Sees no Signs of Slowing Down

Simon Morales Santacoloma

November 6, 2019

According to the Institute of studies of peace and development, over 800 social leaders have been murdered since 2016, with 196 being killed between March 2018 and May 2019. These indigenous social leaders defend small communities deeply ...

Social Unrest in Iraq

Federico Salvati

October 23, 2019

Almost 150 civilians were killed during protests in Iraq earlier this month as a result of security personnel using excessive force and live gunfire, a government committee has found. The protesters were mostly young and unemplo...

Bezos’ Contribution to Space Exploration

Federico Salvati

October 22, 2019

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon has recently announced that he will be financing a team to build a lander that will help humans visit the moon in 2024. Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, has teamed up with aerospac...

Trump Against Turkey

Jacopo Santacroce

October 22, 2019

Two weeks ago President Trump ordered US troops to retreat from Northern Syria, ultimately bombing their own base to reduce the possibility of someone else occupying it and using what was left behind. In surface of this, a new threa...

Hong Kong Protests Persist

Raffaella Jarvis

October 22, 2019

September 15th marked the fifteenth weekend of the anti-government protests in Hong Kong where 28 people were injured by tear gas and water cannon attacks by the police. These attacks came after after radical protesters began ...

Climate change: British Studies Suggest Groundwater Could Heat Homes

Noah Gallo

October 22, 2019

Research conducted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) has revealed that natural water found in the ground could be used as a low-carbon heat source in many towns and cities. A three-year-study examined the environmental impa...

Clashes in Catalonia

Samuel Griffin

October 19, 2019

Huge protests full of fire and violence broke out in Barcelona this past Friday. Half a million pro-independence protesters gathered against the Spanish government. The protests were in response to when nine Catalan politicans we...

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