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

President Obama changes the future of US-Cuba relations

After 50 years of heated U.S.-Cuba relations, Obama has announced that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations it dismantled with Cuba nearly 50 years ago, drawing opposition from both parties. Lawmakers from both sides oppose to the plan of reconciling with the communist run country. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro held 18 months of secret talks guided by the Vatican and Canada. They … Continue reading President Obama changes the future of US-Cuba relations

American prisoner Alan Gross held in Cuba finally released

After five years of imprisonment on charges of trying to provide internet service for some Cubans, Cuba has finally released American Alan Gross. Gross was arrested on espionage charges and worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. President Obama has organized a prisoner-swap for Gross. Obama has authorized the release of several Cuban prisoners held in America. The President will make an official statement … Continue reading American prisoner Alan Gross held in Cuba finally released