Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [10.31.2012]

Between Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, we have this unique ability to tell friends and followers how we feel and what we’re thinking. With it being election season, there have many statuses and tweets that criticize what one politician or another is doing wrong. But could you imagine the government writing down your name because of this status? Or even being censored because of it? Well, it seems that this has already started in Bolivia.

Have you ever been to a dinner party or even Christmas at Creighton and enjoyed some shrimp cocktail? Have you ever thought about where those shrimp come from and who works to get them to your plate? CNN’s Freedom Project takes a look at the  lives of those who are the starting point for that process.

It is probably fair to say that we all know about the drug war in Latin America and that the U.S. is involved in it. But why aren’t our presidential candidates talking about the foreign affairs issue closest to home? See what one man has to say about this.

Did you know that South African miners are striking? Here’s a story that will link you to even more information.

One of Cortina Community service partners is the Southern Sudanese Community Association, which serves refugees in Omaha. One of the growing populations is refugees from Myanmar (also known as Burma). Read here about why these people are being displaced.


With hope for being a well-informed and globally conscious generation.
peace, Elizabeth

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