Alexander is a journalist at FRANCE 24 in Paris. He holds an MSc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in International Public Policy from Sciences Po, and a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College.
In the time between undergrad and graduate school, he l...
They weren't sure exactly where Irma would eventually collide with the American coastline, but it would almost certainly be in the Sunshine State, where Heritage gets 55 percent of its revenue and has enormous liabilities. Though Irma has since settled over Florida’s western coast, avoiding some of the worst-case estimates of damage from a head-on hit with Miami, another uncertainty remains: the ability of Florida’s insurance industry to deal with the eventual flood of claims.
As white nationalist, “alt-right” protesters shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, Logan Smith decided that calling out racists wasn’t enough – unless he could call them by their real names. “If you recognise any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous #GoodNightAltRight,” he wrote on Twitter, attaching four pictures of protesters to his post.
Rosmit Mantilla represents Venezuela’s southern state of Thatchilla, on the Colombian border, in the National Assembly for Leopoldo Lopez’s social democratic Voluntad Popular, or “Popular Will”, party – but who knows if he will be able to leave Paris and go home, or if in a week’s time, his job will even exist.
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