Wednesday’s What’s Up in the World [10.10.12]

Hello there Cortina family,

I know that midterms can be a stressful time for all of us and it’s likely that we are all staying out of the “news” loop this week. So, for this week’s “what’s up in the world?” I have three articles that I thought might be inspirational to get us through the rest of midterms!

The first article is from the NY Times. It is about growing small business world in Africa. This article talks about how women across the continent are helping Africa’s economy boom in a way that has never been seen before.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/world/africa/women-entrepreneurs-drive-growth-in-africa.html?ref=africa&_r=0

The second is a video from Al Jazeera about a Syrian cartoonist named Juan and how his message of non-violent revolution has inspired many activists in the region.

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2012/10/2012106164949530241.html

The third is an article from the BBC that focuses on the recent killing of the leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico. The war on drugs in Mexico is an ongoing battle that I think is often overlooked but definitely one that is close to home.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-19893014

Happy Midterms!

And may the odds be ever in your favor!

-Michelle V

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