January 10, 2013
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In 2012, the Caribbean was the site of many positive developments—but overall the region as a whole is desperately trying to keep its head above water. An example of this could be seen in both Jamaica and Trinidad’s 50th anniversary of political independence. While last...
January 09, 2013
Visibly moved, President Barack Obama offered heartfelt words in the aftermath of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut in mid-December. He suggested that all of us in the United States should “hug our children a little tighter and . . . tell them that we love them.”
In doing so, he made...
January 04, 2013
“Escape the jungle, expose the truth!” is the teaser for a new eco-thriller coming soon to a theater near you. Featuring Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, and Eva Longoria, “A Dark Truth” tells the story of a fictional multi-national corporation (ClearBec) that instigates a peasant massacre in a...
January 01, 2013
The peace talks between the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Juan Manuel Santos government are in recess until January 14. Thus far the two contending forces are discussing one of the most contentious issues of Colombia’s civil war: the agrarian economy and land...
December 21, 2012
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Due to the decline of the traditional sugar and banana exporting industries, many cash strapped Caribbean islands have been resorting to an unusual and controversial method to raise revenue—selling citizenship.
While economic citizenship programs already exist in Austria,...
December 17, 2012
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On December 11, the United Nations announced a long overdue initiative to end the cholera epidemic which has devastated Haiti for more than two years—taking over 7,750 lives and infecting 600,000 more. While the announcement by the Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is a...