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Jun 5, 2013 0 Comments

Joseph Humire on Terrorism in Belize Media Mentions


Joseph Humire – Executive Director, ‘Secure, Safe Society’

“Terrorist groups that were fundamentally operating in the middle east have looked to Latin America for sources of revenue. Belize has kind of become a hub of transaction crime throughout the entire sub region of South America, particularly not just the Latin American oriented transnational criminal groups but also middle eastern transnational criminal groups. This case of the individual Rafic Labbon who trafficked from Belize to California was a big case because we were talking about the same avenues that moved drugs, arms and other means of illicit goods can also traffic persons. That essentially can open doors for terrorists to come in through the US border.”

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May 15, 2013 0 Comments

Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality Articles / Opinion Editorials


OSLO, Norway – At the time of Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba in 1959, “separate but equal” was the norm in much of the Western world. Castro won plaudits from early supporters for banning the practice of separate facilities on the island, promising a raceless, equal society under the new regime. Today, the regime instead targets any Afro-Cuban who dares challenge the historical fallacy that blacks on the island have fared better under the Revolution.

Afro-Cuban fealty to the Castro regime after the fall of Batista was certainly understandable. Fresh on their minds was the historical remembrance of having been a significant contingent of the forces that fought and defeated Spanish colonial rule, yet they were subsequently denied the respect and dignity that should have followed. A fledgeling 1912 resistance movement was so brutally put down by the white-dominated post-colonial ruling class that it served to drive the revolt underground for a generation or more. That memory has persisted through much of the Castro years, though it’s effect on their will to resist has waned in recent years as the island’s most visible political prisoners, and recent political martyrs, have been predominantly black.

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May 13, 2013 0 Comments

Evgueni Novikov discusses US-Russia relations on WJLA/News 8 Capital Insider Television Appearances


U.S.-Russia relations and the so-call “reset button”

By George Jackson

Thursday was “Victory Day” in Moscow — the 68th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph in World War II. Once again, President Vladimir Putin took to the world stage.

In the past few weeks, Russia has been key to the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation and negotiations over Syria’s civil war.

Dr. Evgueni Novikov, Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society and former senior official in the Communist Party, discussed those issues with Capital Insider.