Going Dutch in Panama

“Denmark has become the first country in the world to apparently buy data from the Panama Papers leak.” You can’t be serious. Dear Denmark: you might need a refresher course in Super Villainy 101. You don’t PAY for information; you just go in, guns a-blazin’, and TAKE IT. Ever thought of arresting some bankers and issuing subpoenas? Methinks something else is afoot.

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Who Will Rescue Venezuela?

Horror stories from Venezuela abound. Zoo animals being taken as food. Parents forced to show baby’s birth certificate before being allowed a box of diapers. Citizens cross the border into Colombia to buy food that was produced -where?- in their own country. Russia and China are closely watching developments in South America’s largest oil producing country.

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The Erdogan Purge Begins

This morning, Turkish authorities who survived yesterday’s coup have shut down, and cut off power to, NATO’s Incirlik Air Base. But never fear! says USgov. It’s all under control. And just ignore the fact that ministers in Turkey have officially blamed the USgov for leading the failed coup. Repeat — it’s all under control. Unless it isn’t. 

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