05Sep 2016

The youngest son of the drug lord Joaquin Guzman was kidnaped on 15 August 2016. He was released unharmed five days later, but the message was clear: El Chapo’s enemies are taking advantage of his weakness. Rival cartels are directly targeting his family members. Couple of days after his son’s release, gunmen killed El Chapo’s […]

20Jul 2016

There is no doubt that the Philippines is in a strange position. After years of judicial and diplomatic procedures, a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled broadly in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute. However, the newly elected Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, seems as unhappy as the Chinese officials […]

23Jun 2016

President Joseph Kabila has broken his country’s Constitution: there won’t be presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016. A corrupt and incapable president refuses to cede power. With the people set against him and an unambiguous two-term limit in the Constitution, Kabila clings to power using violence and repression.   A corrupt, […]

16Jun 2016

Rumors begin to circulate that, when it comes to Ghana, there is more to Panama Papers than it meets the eye. It appears that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has more connections with the family of former President John Agyekum Kufuor than one would have thought. And these connections don’t necessarily bring back happy memories to […]

09Jun 2016

On 6 May 2016, gang leader Jamilton Andrés Suárez Ulloa, also known as El Topo, was killed by Venezuelan intelligence. El Topo was the mastermind behind the death of a group of miners in south-eastern Venezuela in March 2016.   The Mole On 4 March 2016, 28 miners disappeared near the town of Tumeremo in […]

31May 2016

In separate reports, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) found that Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP have been funded with drug money. Ghanian drug lord Raymond Amankwah has been a major donor for both Akufo-Addo and NPP. While serving as Attorney General, Nana Akufo-Addo returned seized […]

24May 2016

One of the most powerful mafia organizations in history, the Rizzuto family is a crime syndicate based in Montreal, Canada. The family territory covers most of southern Quebec and Ontario. The Rizzutos have dominated organized crime activities in Montreal since the 1970’s, but their reign may be coming to an end. The family has been […]