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Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur (South American Trade Association) suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday,  for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown of Maduro´s regime on dissent in the South American country. Mercosur…

Venezuela needs negotiation, not U.S. intervention.

Venezuela needs negotiation, not U.S. intervention.

Venezuela needs a negotiated solution that provides credible, constitutional guarantees that whichever side loses the next election will not be politically persecuted by a party that controls all three branches…

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s many iconic phrases is his summation of American foreign policy: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Over the past century, however, American presidents have…

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Responses so far have ranged from agreement and support from the UK’s Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, to the steadfast resolve of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in stating that Germany…

Western Union admits to criminal violations in AML and wire fraud.

Western Union admits to criminal violations in AML and wire fraud.

The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to forfeit $586 million and enter into agreements with the Federal Trade Commission,…

About the movement of terrorist funds.

About the movement of terrorist funds.

How do terrorists move money?  This article examines six of the most widely used methods: cash couriers, informal transfer systems (e.g. hawala), money service businesses, formal banking, false trade invoicing,…

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

Just moments after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the official White House website was updated with the 45th president’s position on foreign policy, which proclaims the defeat of…

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

WASHINGTON — As Iraqi forces launch their long-awaited campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, President Obama’s doctrine of aiding other countries militarily rather than leading every…

U.S.: while 88% is proud of Armed Forces, majority is ignorant about military.

U.S.: while 88% is proud of Armed Forces, majority is ignorant about military.

At a time when public opinion of most government institutions slides ever lower, the military represents a rare bright spot: 88% of Americans describe themselves as proud of the men and women who…

U.S. Report: Iranian regime continues to host senior al Qaeda members in Iran.

U.S. Report: Iranian regime continues to host senior al Qaeda members in Iran.

The House Homeland Security Committee has just released its Monthly  Terror Threat Snapshot. The snapshot, produced by the Majority Staff of the committee, is a monthly committee assessment of the…

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