Cubans Are Turning to Bitcoin to Access Global…

Roxaanne | October 4, 2019 | 0

Bitcoin (BTC) trading is opening new avenues for citizens in communist-run Cuba, which has been financially isolated for years under a United States trade embargo.A Sept. 12 report from U.S. News claims that, with the recent advent of mobile internet in the country, Cubans are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to make online purchases, as well as…

Malcolm Gladwell Reaches His Tipping Point

Roxaanne | October 3, 2019 | 0

After 20 years, has the author’s formula at last been exhausted? Sep 10, 2019 Staff writer for The Atlantic Amy Harris / AP It’s a bit embarrassing to finish a book by Malcolm Gladwell—master of the let me take you by the hand prose style, dealer in the simple and unmistakable thesis—and realize you don’t…

Is an invisible weapon targeting U.S. diplomats?

Roxaanne | September 28, 2019 | 0

Commerce Department trade officer Catherine Werner used to promote American business from the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China. Today she says she suffers from bouts of nausea, dizziness, and headaches. She says her sense of balance is off. Robyn Garfield, also a trade officer with the Commerce Department, was posted in Shanghai. Along with nausea,…

Is an invisible weapon targeting U.S. diplomats?

Roxaanne | September 27, 2019 | 0

Commerce Department trade officer Catherine Werner used to promote American business from the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China. Today she says she suffers from bouts of nausea, dizziness, and headaches. She says her sense of balance is off. Robyn Garfield, also a trade officer with the Commerce Department, was posted in Shanghai. Along with nausea,…

Africa: Eritrea Tops Watchlist of World’s Most-Censored Countries

Roxaanne | September 25, 2019 | 0

United Nations — Eritrea has the world’s highest levels of censorship and the most active government in jailing reporters and stifling newspapers, radio and television, a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) watchdog says. The authoritarian Horn of Africa nation, which shuttered all independent media in 2001 and currently has some 16 journalists…