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Russia Heads to Latin America To Find Salve For Sanctions

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Moscow) — Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over its policies in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Over the past few days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reassured Cuba of ongoing...

‘Crime without Punishment’: Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

LATIN AMERICA  - An investigation into Brazil's massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks responsible for economic losses of around $20 billion dollars a year. During a two-month investigation called "Crime without Punishment," Brazilian newspaper Folha...