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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the “velvet glove” of U.S. foreign policy. The political bias of its operations in Haiti goes back decades. Here are ten things to know about USAID in Haiti. 1.) USAID paid millions to Haiti’s dictator, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, to boost U.S. influence in the region after […]
Muslim worshippers in and around New York City have been subject to undercover surveillance by the New York City Police Department (NYPD). According to recently obtained police documents, the NYPD began undercover operations shortly after the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Center. Inside informants, informally known as “mosque crawlers,” have been monitoring Islamic congregations, […]
If women are raped in Honduras they now have no legal way to keep from becoming pregnant without fear of imprisonment. In February 2012, the Honduran Supreme Court voted to uphold the strictest ban on emergency contraception in the world. This ban criminalizes the sale, distribution and use of emergency contraception known as the “morning-after […]
The Mediterranean Sea is today a hub of commerce and travel that connects the world’s nations to each other. Over hundreds of years, millions of people have depended on the Mediterranean’s resources. A new study, published in February 2012 by the peer-reviewed, open access journal Public Library of Science ONE, demonstrates that the Mediterranean Sea […]