A decade of murder and grief: Mexico’s drug war turns ten

A woman reacts to a massacre perpetrated by the Gulf Cartel. Daniel Becerril/Retuers

Luis Gómez Romero (TC) : A few weeks before the Mexico’s 2006 election, La Familia Michoacana — among the most vicious of Mexico’s major drug cartels – tossed five severed heads onto the dance floor of the Sol y Sombra night club in Uruapan, Michoacán, along with a message outlining its strategy for targeted killings, which it called “divine More...

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Mea culpa: Park Geun-hye. EPA/Jeon Heon-Kyun
By nsnbc On Monday, December 12th, 2016

South Korea’s scandal reignites the global debate on corruption

Costantino Grasso (TC) : Until its president, Park Geun-hye, was impeached over alleged corruption and cronyism, South Korea seemed like a relatively virtuous country as far as corruption goes. Mea culpa: Park Geun-hye. More...

The establishment of a Kurdish State with breathing straw access to the Mediterranean. Map plottings by Major (r) Agha H. Amin. (2012)
By nsnbc On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Kurdish Infighting Intensifies after Fmr US Diplomat Calls for Safeguarding Syrian Kurds

nsnbc : Infighting between Syrian – Kurdish as well as Iraqi Kurdish parties and factions intensified after former US diplomat Peter W. Galbraith voiced the opinion that the U.S. has an interest in a result More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Colombian Prosecutor Indicts 725 Former AUC Members – FARC Delays Demobilization

nsnbc : The office of Colombia’s Prosecutor-general indicted 725 former members of the disbanded right-wing paramilitary AUC for over 22,000 crimes committed over a period of ten years. Meanwhile, the FARC-EP More...

Arctic sea ice is at a record low. NASA/Reuters
By nsnbc On Monday, December 5th, 2016

Why is China so quiet in negotiations about fisheries in the central Arctic Ocean?

Nengye Liu (TC) : China has become more active in global governance issues. Its involvement in new regulations about the changing environment of the Arctic is no exception. Arctic sea ice is at a record low. NASA/Reuters Arctic More...

Thailand’s then-Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn at an event mourning his father. Courtesy Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
By Christof Lehmann On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Thailand’s Maha Vajiralongkorn Ascends Throne as Rama X

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Thailand’s 64-year-old Crown Prince has ascended to the throne as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun a.k.a. Rama X., succeeding his much-revered late father King Bhumibol More...

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By Azly Rahman On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Cultural Logic of the Jakarta’s Riotous-Protest

Azly Rahman (nsnbc) :  A few weeks ago Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, saw a clash between the Islamic fundamentalists and the government in a protest seeking the removal of the governor, a Chinese Catholic. More...

By Christof Lehmann On Monday, November 28th, 2016

Myanmar Abuses Telecommunications Law to Jail Dissidents

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Government authorities in Myanmar continue the crackdown on free speech, including members of the ruling party, for criticizing the government or the military. Most commonly used in the More...

Katyn Forest massacre.
By nsnbc On Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Memorial Published Soviet NKVD Archives

nsnbc : The Russian NGO Memorial published a database with archives from KGB predecessor NKVD during what people in Russia and former Soviet republics tend to remember the Stalinist “era of terror”. More...

Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras. Edgard Garrido/Reuters
By nsnbc On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

Ariadna Estevez (TC) : Gang violence is forcing people to flee Central America and Mexico, heading north to the United States in record numbers. Right? Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities More...