Undemocratic coups come in many forms. Not all of them are violent, seemingly disorganized uprisings – the ‘standard’ coup, so to speak. Many (especially in recent times) are engineered from abroad. Still others are carried out through legal means. Legal structures are often twisted and abused to attain political ends. They are often used to […]

At times called the “Switzerland of Latin America,” Costa Rica boasts thriving industrial and tourism sectors, a robust universal health care system, and a stable democratic government. While neighboring countries struggle with crime, gang violence, and government corruption, Costa Rica has emerged as a regional leader in maintaining domestic stability and rule of law. Its […]

On August 19, 1953, tragedy struck Tehran, Iran’s capital city. Democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup d’état orchestrated by the American CIA and British Mi6.For the previous two centuries, foreign powers (largely Britain and Russia) had exerted a heavy hand in Iran’s affairs, reaping the country’s resources for themselves at the […]

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