Violence in Libya has multiplied and, if its leaders will not act quickly, the risk that the country disintegrates is real and imminent, the special representative of the UN Bernardino León warned today.
In a videoconference report to the Security Council, Leon said that "unless Libyan leaders act quickly and decisively, risks to national unity and territorial integrity of the country are real and imminent".
Central America is not a major drug transit route, but a victim of violence and corruption that it generates. It also sees increased production and consumption of prohibited substances, according to a report published today by the UN.
"Security problems related to drug business, including high levels of violence, money laundering, corruption and other illegal activities, are issues which pressing the countries of Central America and Caribbean," says the INCB a autonomous body within the UN system.
That headline sounds crazy, right? It must be untrue, right? Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn. As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments. And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
The month of January was a taste of what awaits us this year in terms of revenue. The 47 percent drop in oil exports, which amounts to a loss of 812 million dollars, could not be compensated by the 15.3 percent increase of automobile exports in the first month of 2015.
President Nicolas Maduro denounced, that his opponents, with US support, are trying to infiltrate Colombian paramilitaries to generate violence and chaos in Venezuela.
On national radio and television Maduro called the people, the military and police forces to be vigilant and to prevent an armed attack from Colombian infiltrated paramilitary forces in Zulia, Tachira and Apure.
On September 11, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Chileans solemnly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s 9/11 terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973 that the Chilean military, armed with a generous supply of funds and weapons from the United States, and assisted by the CIA and other operatives, overthrew the democratically-elected government of the moderate socialist Salvador Allende.
The news that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency carried out a meticulously planned terrorist car bombing in Damascus, Syria, in February 2008 appeared on the front page of the Jan. 31, 2015, Washington Post. It was an outrageous action in the capital of a sovereign state. By all definitions, a state-sponsored car bombing in the capital city of another nation is defined as terrorism.
Fasten your seatbelts; 2015 will be a whirlwind pitting China, Russia and Iran against what I have described as the Empire of Chaos.
So yes – it will be all about further moves towards the integration of Eurasia as the US is progressively squeezed out of Eurasia. We will see a complex geostrategic interplay progressively undermining the hegemony of the US dollar as a reserve currency and, most of all, the petrodollar.
The new Secretary General of NATO (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, denied that the alliance seeks a confrontation with Russia and blamed that the country has deteriorated its bilateral relations.
"NATO continues to aspire for a cooperative relationship with Russia, but to achieve this, Russia has to demonstrate its willing and take clear steps to render it possible," said the secretary in his first speech since taking command of the organization, on October the 1st .
Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State
You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster -- a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car -- and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?”