Russian Mercenaries on the Move in Latin America

Russian Mercenaries on the Move in Latin America

Wagner Group fighters are reportedly in Venezuela. They may soon move into other Latin American countries, such as Colombia.   The Kremlin’s strategy in Venezuela and other South American countries is a lot like the strategy it uses to undermine Western interests in Syria. Usually, Moscow provides muscle to prop up petty dictators. The Wagner Group also operates military hardware. …

Fighting Continues in Syria

Fighting Continues in Syria

The Islamic State’s attempt to overrun a major prison in Northeastern Syria may have been a springboard for further and more intense military action from a group many people thought was defeated.   About 120 Syrian Defense Force fighters were killed during an intense 10-day battle at al-Sinaa prison. IS forces tried to free some 3,000 prisoners in the organization’s …

House Democrats Prioritize Burn Pit Legislation

House Democrats Prioritize Burn Pit Legislation

Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that broad burn pit protection was a high priority for legislators in 2022. “From our standpoint, if you were there, you qualify,” she stated. “We don’t have to go through any torturous process to decide if somebody’s illness depended on something that they were exposed to,” she added.   In 2021, emotional testimony from comedian and …

Desperate Cubans Increasingly Flee Country

Desperate Cubans Increasingly Flee Country

Based on the number of illegal vessels the United States Coast guard has intercepted since October 2021, illegal immigration has tripled since 2021.   “People illegally entering the U.S. using smugglers put their lives in the hands of criminals,” warned Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Mark Cobb. “Migrant smugglers are ruthless criminals who only care about profit,” he added.    But …

Emir of Qatar in Washington for Broad Discussions

Emir of Qatar in Washington for Broad Discussions

A little over a year into his presidency, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani became the first leader of a Persian Gulf nation to meet with President Joe Biden when he arrived in the U.S. capital in January 2022.   Biden asked al-Thani if hsi government would be willing to divert natural gas away from existing customers to Europe if a Russia-Ukraine …