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Global Current #3

Global Current #3

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Published by Austin Spence
Third issue of Global Current
Third issue of Global Current

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G
LOBAL CURRENT
 
Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
 
Thousands of Venezuelan citizens gathered on March 5
th
, 2013 tomourn the death of their leader of fourteen years, Hugo Chavez.Chavez was well-known in the international community for his blatant socialist leanings. Additionally, many Venezuelans reveredthe work he was doing in the country, as he implemented many policies to aid the poor. With crime rates still on the rise, however,
many question the success of Chavez’s policies.Hugo Chavez’s death has triggered what is referred to as a “snap”
election. Venezuelans will soon have to vote on a new president.Current acting president, Nicolas Maduro, is seen as the candidatethat will likely win the presidency. Maduro is set to continue thesocialist, anti-American legacy of Hugo Chavez.
“All of the
 prophecies of Hugo Chavez, the prophet of Christ on this earth,
have come true,”
Maduro said at a recent campaign rally. He isusing Chavez as the platform for his campaign.
P
ROVIDING YOU WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS STORIES
 
 
FACT CHECK 
There are more television sets in theUnited States than there are people inJapan.
The Eisenhower interstate systemrequires that one mile in every fivemust be straight. These straightsections are usable as airstrips intimes of war or other emergencies.
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city inthe world located on two continents
 – 
 Europe and Asia.
The world's deadliest recordedearthquake occurred in 1557 incentral China, more than 830,000 people were killed.V
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 S
UPREME
C
OURT
H
EARS
A
RGUMENTS FOR AND
A
GAINST
P
ROPOSITION
8
AND THE
D
EFENSE OF
M
ARRIAGE
A
CT
 
Recently, the Supreme Court heard arguments for therepeal of Proposition 8 in California. Additionally, theyheard a case for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Actsigned into law by Bill Clinton in 1996. Both of thesecases could result in big changes for same-sex couples inAmerica. Of course, the key word in that sentence is
could 
.
 
While the Supreme Court will not release their officialdecisions until the end of June, many experts haveevaluated the response of the Justices to the cases. Many believe that neither case will receive the majority neededto release an official decision. In other words, both casescould potentially be ignored by the Supreme Court,without any decision at all.Only time will tell.
T
HE
S
UPREME
C
OURT GRANTS AND HEARS ORAL ARGUMENT IN ABOUT
75-80
CASES EACHYEAR 
 
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2013

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