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Riva Levinson, the consultant who led Nana Akufo-Addo’s 2016 presidential campaign, is frequently hired by dictators, autocrats, guerrilla leaders and corrupt politicians to whitewash their crimes. Levinson did PR for Somali dictator Siad Barre even as he was massacring civilians. She was hired by Jonas Savimbi, leader of Unita, an Angolan separatist group funded by… Continue reading

Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, on the run from corruption charges, was granted Montenegrin citizenship sometimes in 2009. Ten years later the circumstances in which the citizenship was awarded are still murky. Montenegro’s officials have failed to explain how, why and exactly when Thaksin obtained the citizenship of the European Balkan state. One of the… Continue reading

On July 1st 2018 Mexico will have a new President. According to a recent poll in the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the two main contestants are Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), projected to win 43.4% of the votes, and Ricardo Anaya, credited with 27.7%. (https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/04/20/mexico/1524221306_832397.html) At a closer inspection, both competitors put Mexico in front… Continue reading

The recent escalations of force between Israel and Syria, which happened this last weekend, can be seen just as another Israeli power projection over the disputed border, but the truth might be something entirely different. The outcome of the confrontation – one Iranian drone shot down by the IAF, an Israeli F-16 brought down by… Continue reading