Archive for May 2013

A New “War on Drugs” in West Africa? Think Tank report says West Africa is a Drug Trafficking Hub

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News -In a report recently conducted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies by Senior Diplomatic Advisor David E. Brown called “The Challenge of Drug Trafficking to Democratic Governance and Human Security in West Africa” wrote that “West Africa is under attack from international criminal networks that are using the sub-region… (read more)

Monsanto Expands in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico is the Testing Ground

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Monsanto is the global multinational corporation that has been expanding its operation in the Caribbean nation of Puerto Rico.  It has been using Puerto Rico as an experiment for its Genetically Modified Seeds (GMOs).  According to a 2011 report called “El experimento Caribeno de Monsanto” (Monsanto’s Caribbean Experiment) by the journalist… (read more)

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status and the U.S. Invasion

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Puerto Rico was a Colony of the Spanish Empire for more than 400 years.  After the Spanish-American War of 1898 instigated by the ‘Remember the Maine’ incident, the United States declared Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Philippines and Guam as its territories.  During the Spanish-American War, the invasion of… (read more)

The Cashless Society Arrives in Africa, The “Multipurpose” Biometric National Identity Smart Card: Nigerian Government partners with MasterCard to launch “Multipurpose” National Identity Smart Card

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – It was recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) under the government of Nigeria would form a partnership to distribute a new identity card to every Nigerian citizen.  The purpose of the card… (read more)

U.S. Marines Train German and Moroccan Troops How to Operate Drones in North Africa

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Recently, U.S. Marines conducted a “small unmanned-flying vehicle familiarization course” in a military exercise that involved U.S. Moroccan and German militaries in a yearly exercise called Exercise African Lion 13 in Agadir, Morocco.  The German military participated in the exercise for the first time.  The exercise involved the… (read more)