Dropping the Mic and Picking Up Diplomacy: Former Comedian Jimmy Morales Is Guatemala’s New President

Former TV comedian Jimmy Morales wins the Presidency of Guatemala.

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Pope Francis’ Anticipated Visit to America Will Be Quite the Event

*Originally published on RYOT.org on September 2nd, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* For the first time in his life, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, will visit the United States. This is the first time since 2008 that a Pope has visited America by making a quick East Coast trip to the US and with many … Continue reading Pope Francis’ Anticipated Visit to America Will Be Quite the Event

Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 12th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today is World Elephant Day, so take some time to learn about these beautiful creatures and the elephant poaching crisis. An estimated 40,000 elephants a year are killed by poachers and, according to some estimates, since the 60’s the population has been dwindled down from … Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region

*Originally published on RYOT.org on July 22nd, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* South Sudan is facing a cholera outbreak…again. Last year, at least 167 South Sudanese people died from the disease and so far about 39 have passed since June and have had over 1,200 cases of cholera, according to the World Health Organization. The majority of these … Continue reading Cholera and Conflict: South Sudan Seeing Huge Cholera Outbreaks Amidst Violence in Region