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Approximately 105 children from a Libyan government home for orphans and abused children located in Misrata have been missing since February 2011. Groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reported that rebel forces entering Misrata abducted the children. However the events remain a mystery. The Gaddafi government claimed that the children were taken hostage […]
In effort to gain a Congressional passage of the Colombian FTA (Free Trade Agreement) the Colombian Government, the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) and the support of the U.S. military have all contributed to the rationalizing of substantial anti-union killings in Colombia. In 2010, Colombia alone accounted for over 40% […]
Instead of liquidating bad debt, banks are rescued by lavish funding even though they’re technically insolvent. Toxic debt’s are still with us, and the public’s on the hook for amounts the government is covering. The public sector is equally fragile, but unlike banks the people are paying for their own losses. Greece is the epicenter […]
It is reported that two nurses in the capital of Uruguay working at two different hospital locations have just been found guilty of poisoning and inducing deaths of several patients that were supposed to be taken care of in the hospitals of the capital Montevideo. The alleged killings took place in the cardiology unit of […]
North Dakota is the only state with a state banking system and it is being used as a model for seventeen other states that currently have introduced bills for state-owned banks or are researching this plan. This is a system that has allowed North Dakota to maintain a thriving economy and have the lowest un-employment […]