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The ‘Panama Papers’ and ‘Regime Change’: Who is Behind ‘The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ (ICIJ)?

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is based right in the belly of the beast, Washington D.C. The ICIJ is an offshoot of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI). In an interesting note, ultra-propagandist CNN’s Christiane Amanpour was a former board member of the organization. The CPI… (read more)

Can The Move Towards a Cashless Society Lead to Alternative Currencies?

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News –Are we entering a new era where cash is outlawed and a cashless society is becoming an Orwellian reality? The European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently said that the bank is “considering action” to drop 500 euro notes because of its links to criminal activities. The former treasury secretary… (read more)

Currency War Escalation: Iran Wants Euros Instead of US Dollars for Oil Payments

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Washington must be getting nervous with the latest announcement from Iran’s state-owned oil company, the National Iranian Oil CO (NIOC) which declared that Iran will replace US dollars with Euros for its oil trades according to a Reuter’s news article titled ‘Exclusive: Iran wants euro payment for new and… (read more)

The cost of disaster relief

Melanius Alphonse, The Lucian People’s Movement – The overwhelming loss of life and destruction wrought on the Caribbean island of Dominica by Tropical Storm Erika is utterly heart wrenching and would I like to convey my sincere condolences to the people of Dominica.  Many years of reconstruction lie ahead at a towering cost and likewise the… (read more)

The Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership: Washington’s Strategy to Isolate China

“When more than 95 percent of our potential customers live outside our borders, we can’t let countries like China write the rules of the global economy”  U.S. President Barack H. Obama Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement that serves numerous purposes; one of them is to… (read more)

Commentary: Trinidad and Tobago presages transformation

Editor’s Note: Reprinted from May 26, 2015 Melanius Alphonse, The Lucian People’s Movement – Accepting recurring themes of low growth and a downturn in oil prices as the new normal in world economy, and activities in China that slowed marginally to 7.4 percent in 2014 compared to growth of 7.8 percent in 2013, places Trinidad and… (read more)

Puerto Rico is Bankrupt: Will the IMF Bail-Out Puerto Rico?

Former IMF Officials Propose Austerity Measures to Solve Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Governor Agrees Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Puerto Rico is bankrupt according to Governor Alejandro Padilla because it is mathematically impossible to pay its $73 billion debt it owes to creditors. In an interesting turn of events, the Associated Press reported… (read more)

The Bilderberg’s “Cashless Society” Proposal and Rwanda’s US Supported Cashless Payment System

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News- One of the main topics at the Bilderberg Group meeting held last week in Telfs-Buchen, Austria was the idea of promoting a cashless society.  It seems like governments in Africa think that a cashless society is a good idea, which is good news for the Bilderberg elite, but really bad… (read more)

All is not lost in the midst of downgrades

Melanius Alphonse, The Lucian People’s Movement – The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is under enormous scrutiny following Moody’s Investor Service downgrade of its bond rating and issuer rating to Baa2 from Baa1; changing the outlook to negative from stable.  Added to that, Moody’s downgraded the long term local and foreign currency deposit ratings of First Citizens… (read more)

Suicide Mission: Why a War With Iran Will End in Another Defeat for the U.S. Military Machine

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – On Hardball with Chris Matthews, a U.S. mainstream media program interviewed President Barack Obama and was asked about Russia’s decision on lifting a ban on the sale of S-300 air-defense missile systems to Iran. According to the Jerusalem Post, Obama said “Our defense budget is somewhere just a… (read more)

Is Puerto Rico on the Brink of Economic Disaster?

Mass Migration, Poverty, Unemployment and the “VAT” Initiative Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate hovers around 14 percent but of course, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does count those who dropped out of the labor force completely. If you did count every working age person not participating in the… (read more)