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Dakota Pipeline Presents Environmental and Cultural Hazards

STANDING ROCK, ND – The Dakota Access Pipeline has been the focus of controversy since it was first proposed. US District Judge James E. Boasberg recently ruled to halt the pipeline pending further environmental review. His ruling was based upon the fact that ““it (the review of the pipeline) did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or … Continue reading Dakota Pipeline Presents Environmental and Cultural Hazards

‘Loose Talk’ Stalls U.S – Mexico Sugar Trade Agreement

On Monday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pushed back on U.S and Mexico sugar trade talks by 24 hours. Hours after the government came up with a provisional deal the U.S. industry struck a new deal, sources say. What remains on the line between the two nations is the U.S acting as a powerful regulator and Mexico as a resilient retaliator of imports on American … Continue reading ‘Loose Talk’ Stalls U.S – Mexico Sugar Trade Agreement

A Message For the Modern Left (Opinion)

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” Noam Chomsky Dear Liberals, Your party needs a resurgence. The word Liberal was once a sober term for a system of democratic government and a name that advocated First Amendment freedoms. This is not the case today. Being a college liberal was once a position of … Continue reading A Message For the Modern Left (Opinion)

Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

Law enforcement in Panama raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” leak. Authorities were looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism. A half dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors searched inside for documents. Shortly after news reports based on a trove of documents from the firm began emerging … Continue reading Law Enforcement raid Mossack Fonseca

Drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ captured alive

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” was captured by Mexican marines after spending the past seven months on the run. Guzman broke out of a maximum security prison through a well-planned out tunnel. The marines received a tip on his location and proceeded to raid a Los Mochis home just before dawn. Marines were fired upon from inside the home. Five suspects were killed and … Continue reading Drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ captured alive

Puerto Rico defaults on its $72 Billion Debt

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Padilla released a statement on Monday saying the governor said the island couldn’t pay its $72 billion in debts. The government of Puerto Rico failed its attempts at slashing expenditures and restructuring its debt. Former World Bank and International Monetary Fund released a report that acknowledged the true extent of the problem. Several massive payments are expected in the coming weeks. … Continue reading Puerto Rico defaults on its $72 Billion Debt

Venezuela government faces sanctions for human rights violations

President Obama issued an executive order declaring a national emergency in regards to Venezuela. The executive order imposes sanctions on seven Venezuela government officials, accusing them of human rights violations and declaring Venezuela a threat to the United States national security. Venezuela’s economy is in shambles as the country’s ruling President, Nicolas Maduro has sparked protests for arresting opposition leaders. White House officials announced the … Continue reading Venezuela government faces sanctions for human rights violations