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Cuba sends out international aid to ‘protect the Castro image’

Cuban doctors form up during a farewell ceremony as they get ready to leave for Italy to help with the new coronavirus pandemic, in Havana, Cuba.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2020

The Cuban Healthcare system is reported impeccable with health statistics to support it. Yet, some experts argue that Cuba has a broken health care system with doctor shortages and lack of supplies in hospitals and clinics.  Despite the argument, the country has decided to send out a second round of...

From Syria to DePaul: Developer reflects on role in starting Syrian revolution

Emad Mahou at his office at DePaul University.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

Emad Mahou spends his days writing code and building tools for the university's various digital interfaces as a software engineer at DePaul. But nine years ago this month, he was building something very different.    In March 2011, Mahou was building a grassroots movement that helped incite the ...

Dominican Republic election suspension prompts protests

A man wears a Dominican Republic flag in front of the Bean in Chicago. A group gathered in front of the bean on the Dominican Republics independence day, the group was protesting what they consider unfair elections in their home country.

Hillary Flores and Maria Guerrero

March 1, 2020

A suspension made to Dominican Republic’s nationwide municipal elections prompted people from the Caribbean country to step-out into what is said to be the heart of Chicago: The Bean. In the midst of casting ballots, Dominicans were informed by electoral board officials that there was an error wit...

El apoyo de Trump al líder opositor de Venezuela alza preguntas sobre presuntos intereses egoístas del país norteamericano

El presidente Donald Trump se dirige a una reunión en la Oficina Oval con el líder opositor venezolano Juan Guaidó en la Casa Blanca.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

El presidente Donald Trump anunció su pleno apoyo al líder opositor de Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, durante su discurso del tercer estado de la Unión el 4 de febrero – rechazando la postura política del presidente Nicolás Maduro como presidente de Venezuela. Ahora, con el apoyo de los Estados Unidos, l...

Trump plan calls for Palestinian state, settlement freeze

President Donald Trump, joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians. The plan ends speculation...

American-Iranian tensions complicated by Ukrainian disaster

A crew of a Ukrainian airlines carry flowers to pay tribute to the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, arrive for memorial service at Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. An Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people has crashed just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport on Jan. 8, 2020.

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

176 passengers died earlier this month when a Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran. The Iranian government acknowledged their military had shot down the jet in a reactive response to the U.S. targeted killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and subsequently amplified tensions between the two countries.  Of the passengers, 82 were Iranian, 63 Canadi...

Estudiantes Latinx exploran su identidad y cultura a través de ‘Cafecitos’

Kelly Garcia, Presidenta de Tepeyac, habla durante el Cafecito semanal de su grupo. Jonathan Aguilar | La DePaulia

Jonathan Aguilar, La DePaulia Multimedia Editor

January 20, 2020

Cada semana, en un pequeño salón ubicado en el centro estudiantil los estudiantes latinx de DePaul exploran su identidad y cultura mediante los pilares de fe, cultura, y servicio - a través de conversaciones sobre una amplia gama de temas que están afectando a sus comunidades llamado "Cafecitos....

Cycle of revenge: What’s next after killing of Iran general?

A woman mourns in a demonstration over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Associated Press

January 3, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The unprecedented killing of Iran's top general in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq has sent shockwaves across the Middle East, with Iran and its allies vowing revenge amid fears of an all-out war. But while they have vast arsenals and are within striking distance of U.S. troops deployed...

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson leaves Conservative Party headquarters with his partner Carrie Symonds and their dog Dilyn, in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party appeared on course Friday to win a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament— a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 648 of the...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

A student hurls a molotov cocktail into a train parked inside the Chinese University MTR station in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts on Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a...

Who was mysterious Islamic State group leader al-Baghdadi?

This image released by the Department of Defense on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, and displayed at a Pentagon briefing, shows an image of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Before he declared himself caliph of the Islamic State militant group’s territory across much of Iraq and parts of Syria on June 29, 2014, and before he reportedly detonated a suicide vest — killing himself and several children as U.S. Special Forces raided a compound in the village of Barisha in Syria...

Argentina Elections: Peronist Party looks to regain power

Alberto Fernandez, presidential candidates for the

Alec Farley, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2019

Presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and running mate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed into the general election Sunday with polls suggesting a landslide victory over incumbent Mauricio Macri, who has faced scrutiny and decreasing popularity amid the economic crisis. Macri lost by an astound...

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