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Venezuelan migrants in the US granted temporary protected status

Top of The World: The Biden administration announced Monday that it is offering TPS to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan exiles. And, a Supreme Court justice in Brazil annulled former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s convictions. And International Women’s Day demonstrations on Monday turned violent in Mexico City, causing injuries to 19 civilians and 62 officers.

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WHO team rules out lab leak as origin of the coronavirus

Top of The World: A team from the WHO said Tuesday that it is extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped from animals to humans. And, mass protests challenging a military coup that removed the democratically elected government in Myanmar continue to escalate. Also, Colombia will grant nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants living in the country temporary protected status for 10 years

Critical State

Political science of the periphery: Part I

Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive this week into a new paper by Oxford political scientists Annette Idler and Markus Hochmüller, that examines how borderlands have affected the course of the pandemic on Colombia's periphery.

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