US Congress Seeks to Expose Corruption in Nicaragua

On September 21, the House of Representatives approved passage H.R. 5708, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 that, if it becomes law, will prohibit loans by international financial institutions (“IFIs”) to the government of Nicaragua unless Nicaragua takes steps to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections as well as strengthen the rule of law. The left-wing …

Judicial Watch Takes a Close Look at Starwood/Cuba Deal

Generally speaking, companies exist to make a profit. The more, the better. If you are delivering a good product or service, the market rewards you with, well, money. Profits are used to support or grow the business, pay employees and vendors, fund pensions, and otherwise stimulate other forms of economic activities that help improve the economy. …

Congressman Don Beyer Donations Exposed in Latest DNC Hack

We live in Northern Virginia and, politically, in one of the most Democratic counties of the Commonwealth: Arlington. It is the very proud home of the Pentagon, as well as home to a large number of the brave men and women who serve our nation; however, we also have $1 million bus stops and the politicians have …

The Humanitarian Drop “Exception” to the U.S. Embargo on Cuba

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida man faces up to $100,000 in fines for alleged violations of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. It is a reminder to business travelers to the island to be mindful that despite the political rhetoric, a comprehensive embargo remains in place and that there remains, as I shared with …

Bolivia Opens An Anti-Imperialist Military Academy to Counter U.S. Influence

Close to sixty percent of the Bolivian people live at or below extreme poverty. You would think its left-wing ruler, Evo Morales, would focus all of his waking energies on reforms that could make a dent on that data point including lowering taxes, encouraging trade and foreign investment. Of course, that would be logical. Morales …

U.S.-Cuba Policy: They Have “Conversations”

Congress will soon return from an extended summer break. Lawmakers will dedicate a paltry 15 legislative days before, in the lead up to the November 8 elections, Congress will again adjourn for about five weeks. Overall, that’s good news! The longer lawmakers and politicians are in town, the higher the risk of kooky things happening in the …

Communist Cuba’s Raping of the Land and People Continues

Communist Cuba is in a bind, a really expensive one. And because the overseers have failed to implement political reforms, or reforms of any kind, foreign investors need to carefully weigh the risks. Cuba needs oil, a lot of it. That is why it helped take over Venezuela in the late 1990s- cheap and free oil. …