Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics, a tendency of countries to mimic the anti-democratic behaviour ofContinue reading “Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns”

European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico’s president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). For years, a few of the region’s leftist standard-bearers who attended the gathering of theContinue reading “European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean”

American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28

In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up some colonies of its own.Continue reading “American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28”

Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba

Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades. The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, takingContinue reading “Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba”

‘Havana syndrome’-like mystery illness affects Vienna US diplomats

The US government is investigating a series of health incidents in the Austrian capital Vienna involving its diplomats and other administration staff. More than 20 officials have reported symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome – a mystery brain illness – since President Joe Biden took office in January. The syndrome is unexplained, but US scientists sayContinue reading “‘Havana syndrome’-like mystery illness affects Vienna US diplomats”

Exposing Dirty Cops to the FBI | BETRAYING THE BADGE – VICE

A young, idealistic rookie for the West New York, NJ Police Department discovers a pattern of pervasive criminal behavior within his PD and decides to go undercover for the FBI.

Russia, China, Iran Warn U.S. Must Not Intervene in Cuba

Russia, China and Iran have warned the United States that it must not intervene in Cuba after the island was rocked by major protests for which U.S. President Joe Biden cast his support. As Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez railed against “the increased aggression of the U.S. government” during lengthy remarks delivered to the press Tuesday inContinue reading “Russia, China, Iran Warn U.S. Must Not Intervene in Cuba”

Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders

This past weekend, on Sunday, July 11, there were apparently some minor anti-government protests in Cuba by pro-U.S. elements. The disturbances were quickly outnumbered by supporters of the Cuban Revolution who went into the streets. President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke to the nation, declaring that Cuba would “not allow any sold-out counterrevolutionary who receives money fromContinue reading “Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders”

‘Deadlier’ than delta: Lambda covid variant detected across 30 countries

Lambda accounts for nearly 82 per cent of the coronavirus case samples reported during May and June in Peru, Euro News reported citing the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) A new COVID-19 strain called ‘Lambda’ is much more dangerous than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30Continue reading “‘Deadlier’ than delta: Lambda covid variant detected across 30 countries”

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