In blunt contrast to the warm reception, thousands of migrants received as they made the arduous journey through Central America to Mexico – receiving food donations and well wishes from locals – the nearly 3000 who reached the Mexican border with California in recent days have been with marked hostility.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, 61, allegedly dished out big dollars in bribe money to keep his notorious Sinaloa drug cartel operating efficiently – with everyone from Mexican prosecutors, police, intelligence officials, military and even employees of Interpol – the international organization that facilitates international police cooperation – cashing in.
Concerns are increasing that North Korea is deceptively surging ahead with its ballistic missile program – despite historic diplomacy negotiations with the United States – according to satellite imagery released last week, which purports to show sixteen covert bases. For one of North Korea’s most outspoken activists, there is only one solution to his homeland’s problem.
Repatriation efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Burma to Bangladesh in the face of alleged ethnic cleansing – even genocide – at the hands of the Buddhist-majority Burmese military are slated to begin this month. However, much of the international community and human rights groups have expressed grave concern that a return is only a recipe for further persecution. Yet even as allegations of widespread abuse pile up, the government of Burma – officially now known as Myanmar – and its permanent representative to the United Nations are doubling-down with the narrative that they are merely attempting to stop violent Islamic “extremism” from spreading.