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Cuba Isn’t Worth the Headache. But See Colombia.

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  International, News, News & Events  /  No Comments

When ‘Cuba’ and ‘national security’ are mentioned in the same sentence, they tend to be followed by phrases like ‘refugee wave,’ ‘Marxist revolutionaries’ and ‘missile crisis.’ The steps towards normalization of relations with the old Communist foe have caused reactions as varied as the embargo is old, but the ship has set sail and Americans […]

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Strapped For Cash, al-Qaeda Turns To Drug Trafficking and Kidnapping

By   /  March 7, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In a sign that efforts by the international community are stemming the primary financing sources of al-Qaeda, the group has recently become active in drug trafficking and kidnapping activities to support its operations. Previously, al-Qaeda did not have trouble raising money from wealthy Middle Eastern donors and Islamic charities supportive of the group’s war against […]

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Civil Suit Against Chiquita for Violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991 Proceeding to Discovery Phase

By   /  February 13, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled against Chiquita’s motion to dismiss a civil suit for violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991, brought by the families of missionaries murdered in the mid 1990’s by the Marxist group, the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). The Ohio-based company held hundreds of banana plantations in Colombia prior […]

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Chavez Talks War, Devalues Currency

By   /  January 16, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Over the past several years, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused the United States of plans to invade his country. Recently, he has even accused the governments of Colombia, and the Netherlands Antilles of assisting with this plan. In the last few months he has gone so far as to destroy bridges on the Colombian […]

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Border Tensions Increase as Chavez Imposes Embargo

By   /  December 5, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Venezuelan troops blew up a bridge and captured a Colombian soldier this week. This comes on the heels of what Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has termed a Venezuelan embargo against his country. In the meantime, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez continues to claim that there is a conspiracy against his country by the United States and […]

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