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Major banks under investigation for ties to Mexican drug cartels

Charles Schwab Corp. founder and chairman Chuck Schwab

Federal regulators in the United States are reportedly investigation no fewer than two major American banks with regards to their relationships with clients believed to be tied to Mexican drug cartels. Reuters reported exclusively on Wednesday this week that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is probing both Charles Schwab Corp. and Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch brokerage firm because ... Read More »

Latin America stands up to Monsanto

Chile Monsanto

The market with the biggest potential for growth, as far as corporate agriculture is concerned, is putting its foot down and saying no. Chile, Colombia and a growing number of other Latin American countries are taking a stand against Monsanto and its ilk by rejecting advancements to further convert their sustenance to the patented seed stocks owned by the biotechnology ... Read More »

NSA hacked Mexican President’s email

Peña Nieto

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division for particularly difficult missions. Called “Tailored Access Operations” (TAO), this ... Read More »

Did the CIA kill Malcolm X’s grandson?

Malcolm X grandson

I never met Malcolm Shabazz, the outspoken activist whose grandfather, Malcolm X, was the most influential African-American of the 20th century. Now I will never meet him. According to reports, Malcolm Shabazz was recently murdered in Mexico. I had been hoping to get to know Malcolm Shabazz at last February’s Hollywoodism Conference in Tehran. But the US National Security State ... Read More »

World’s richest man doubles down on gold

Carlos Slim worlds richest person

Business magnate Carlos Slim just bet a whole lot of money on gold. The world’s richest man, valued around $69 billion, just put $750 million into several gold mining projects in Mexico through his Minera Frisco SAB company. Slim swooped in as a company named AuRico fell on tough times. As a result of production drops and labor issues, AuRico ... Read More »

Fast and Furious scandal blown wide open by Univision

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In a report that is essentially a total indictment of members and agencies of the Obama Administration – most notably, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - as well as the American media establishment, most of which has dedicated its time and resources to helping Barack Obama win reelection – Spanish language television network Univision has blown ... Read More »

What is wrong with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Trans-Pacific-Strategic-Economic-Partnership-Agreement-TPP

Trans Pacific Partnership: corporate escape from accountability Information has been leaked about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is being negotiated in secret by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Six hundred corporate “advisors” are in on the know, but not Congress or the media. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate trade subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the TPP, has not ... Read More »

CIA “Manages” drug trade, Mexican official says

Mexican drug cartel

The Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked to narcotics trafficking for decades, of ongoing efforts to “manage the drug trade.” The infamous American spy agency refused to comment. In a ... Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Mexico against election fraud

Protesters run during a march organized by student movement Yo Soy 132 against Mexico's president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto in Monterrey

At least 32,000 protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to protest the “imposition” of the new president. They accuse president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, a member of the old ruling party, of electoral fraud. Protesters have dubbed the country’s TV giant Televisa a “factory of lies.” Demonstrators marching through to capital claimed that Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the ... Read More »