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US actions toward Venezuela contradict professed concern

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Trump administration imposed individual sanctions against 10 Venezuelans who are top allies of Maduro. (Xinhua/Venezuela’s Presidency/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is currently in the midst of an economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude. Falling oil prices and political corruption have sent the country into a spiral of hyperinflation and hunger that has forced 1.8 million people to flee in the past two ye...

‘Salam Neighbor’ affirms that personal relationships are gateway to change

Zach Ingrasci, co-director of Salam Neighbor, shares tea with Raouf, one of the subjects of the documentary. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Julia Kadis | For The Pitt News

March 23, 2018

Think back to your favorite memories of elementary school. Some of them probably have nothing to do with learning at all — recess, snow days, early releases. Many of us loved the breaks from working and would always be thinking about the next time we’d be able to relax. Most of us, however, also had the privilege ...

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

Student Government Board member Ian Callahan discusses SGB’s Wellness and Safety Fair at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Executive Vice President of Student Government Board Zuri Kent-Smith wants to educate the Pitt community about what is going on in regards to human rights and immigration around the world by organizing a human rights conference at Pitt. “I hope people get a strong foundation in human rights concern...

From NYU Local: Palestinian youth LEAD the way

Photos Coming Courtesy of RJ Khalaf

By Melissa Godin | NYU Local

April 10, 2017

This story was produced as part of Impact News Journalism Day. Read more stories like it at impactjournalismday-universities.com/read-our-stories.  “The first time I was offered a cigarette was by a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee named Odayee, in a refugee camp right out of Nablus called New Askar,” said 21-year-old R.J. Khalaf, founder of LEAD...

Editorial: City-wide effort needed to welcome refugees

Syrian refugee Fadi Adris, center, and his sons Abdel Hamid, rear, and Osama are adjusting to life in Chicago. They are seen in their North Side apartment on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 29, 2015

As the Syrian civil war continues to devastate everything in its path, thousands of Syrians are fleeing one insecurity for the next, as the risks of staying overrun the perils of the journey out. The United Nations predicts there could be up to 4.27 million Syrian refugees by the end of 2015. Some of ...

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