Archive for July 2015

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)

Cuba Pre-1959: The Rise and Fall of a U.S. Backed Dictator with Links to the Mob

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Latin America’s relationship with the U.S. government has been difficult to say the least. The U.S. has been intervening in Latin America since President James Monroe established the Monroe Doctrine, a foreign policy that prevented European powers from colonizing any sovereign nation in “their backyard” (that was America’s… (read more)

The Fragile Nuclear Deal: The U.S. “Military Option’ and the “No Nukes for Iran” Tour

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News –U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in an effort to ease tensions between Washington and Tel Aviv over Iran’s nuclear deal. Then he will travel to Saudi Arabia and Jordan mainly to reaffirm U.S. allies in the region… (read more)

Gaza Lost in the Fog of War: Hillary Clinton and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic pro-Israel candidate that would diminish any hope for a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In fact, Clinton will give the self-proclaimed “Jewish State” the green light for any future conflict against the Palestinians although most of the potential candidates (the majority… (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)