Tag Archives: United States

Colombian Peace: A Complicated Process

CARLOS ALVAREZ – A monumental hand shake on September 23, 2015 in Havana Cuba between the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, and the FARC’s chief, Rodrigo Lodońo alias Timochenko, sealed a historic agreement to formally end 50 years of war in the country.[1] The agreement, the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, a result of exhaustive dialogues […]

Detaining the Leak

FRANK FLORIO – On Friday, September 16, 2016, a Swedish appeals court ruled in favor of a request by Swedish prosecutors to detain Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, for suspicions of rape stemming from a 2010 incident.[1] Mr. Assange has not yet been charged and is wanted for questioning.[2] Although the alleged incident took place […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Boon or Bane for the Biotech Industry?

BY ELYSSA LUKE – After five years of relatively secret negotiations, 12 Pacific Rim countries signed the world’s largest trade deal on Monday, October 5, 2015.[1] The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement cuts tariffs and fosters trade to boost growth amongst twelve nations already responsible for over 40% of world trade.[2] The agreement encompasses most goods […]

More Than One Hundred Years Later, It Is [Past] Time for the United States to Formally Recognize the Armenian Genocide

BY MIKE DEUTSCH – Article two of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted in 1948, defines “genocide” as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the […]