Water covers 70% of the planet, yet just over 2% of that is freshwater. And of that freshwater, only 1% can be used for drinking, washing, and growing food – the rest of it is trapped in glaciers and snow. The upshot, as National Geographic notes, is that only 0.007% of the world’s water is available to sustain a population of 7 billion people.
Chilean citizens vote to reject the new Constitution
September 4, 2022
On Sunday, Chilean citizens were called to vote to accept or reject a new constitution proposed by a recently called constitutional Convention. With an all-time-high of more than 13 million Chileans participating, the new Constitution was rejected by 62% of voters .
Argentina Declares National Holiday following Assassination Attempt on Vice-President Kirchner
September 2, 2022
Following an attempt on the life of the Vice-President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on Thursday night outside her home, the National Government has established a national holiday on Friday 2 September.
H.R. 8152, American Data Privacy and Protection Act
June 29, 2022
After years of debate on a workable federal data privacy legislation, Congressional lawmakers are actively discussing a potential solution. On June 3rd, key members of the House and Senate committees released a discussion draft of the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” (ADPPA) as a sign of bipartisan, bicameral support; the bill was formally introduced on June 21st.