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Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls

By Sam Myles

The Dutch general election is a week away and the polls are predicting that rightwing populist Geert Wilders, who has anti-Islam and anti-Eu views, will make gains within the Dutch Parliament.

Incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte still has high popularity, despite the Dutch government’s resignation in January following a child welfare scandal, which saw the government wrongly accuse families of child welfare fraud, asking them to repay the money the government had given to them. This scandal saw a dip in popularity for Mr Rutte’s party. Continue reading Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls

Guatemalan military confronts migrant ‘caravan’

By Natalie Hensel

Fleeing from violence, poverty and the results of two disastrous hurricanes which hit Latin America in November 2020, thousands of migrants have started their journey to find a better life in the United States. The Mexican TV-channel “TV Azteca” reported about more than 9,000 people gathering at the border.

TV and social media footage shown pictures of huge crowds gathering in Vodo Hondo to pass security forces and being stopped by them. The migrants have been held back by the forces which used police batons to keep the crowd away but were using tear gas after stones had been thrown at them. Continue reading Guatemalan military confronts migrant ‘caravan’