New Election Law: A Setback to Nicaragua’s Process of Democratic Construction

Nicaraguan President Ortega is bent on aggravating his arbitrary politics in the subcontinent as he delineates a new election law that essentially bans opposition from the 2021 elections. The new election law ushers’ immoderate power on the government to declare any citizen as a “terrorist” or “traitor to the homeland” and forbids them from running as candidates. The member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union (EU) have reprimanded this step taken by Ortega’s government as it is a blatant destruction of democracy.

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A Case Against Covid-19 Vaccine Passports

With vaccination taking place across the world in some capacity, many countries and organisations, including WHO, have discussed the possibility of a “vaccine passport” or “risk-free certificate” that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work assuming that they are protected against re-infection. Such passports would mainly rely on the passport holder developing […]

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Energy Dual Pricing- Is It a Hidden Subsidy?

Introduction Recently, the term energy dual pricing has gained relevance when the panel in EU-Cost adjustment methodologies II (Russia) has given its ruling. In this case, Russia has challenged the European Union (‘EU’) adjustment methodologies of energy inputs whenever these costs are artificially lowered or affected by government intervention. The EU rejected the price of […]

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