Mexico is a hub through which cocaine is smuggled from Peru, Colombia and Bolivia to reach the United States. In 2017, it had its deadliest year on record with 29,168 reported murders--higher than the murder rate at the height of Mexico’s drug war in 2011, according to government data. … [Read more...] about Latin America Must Make Drugs Legal to Stop Killings, Says United Nations Chief
However, the Trump administration put the UNHRC on notice. Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson questioned U.S. involvement in the UNHRC, and Ambassador Haley has been particularly scathing in her criticism of it, calling it “corrupt” last year. … [Read more...] about Report: U.S. May Quit United Nations Human Rights Council Next Monday
North Korea employs smuggling and black market purchases in order to fund and supply itself. One way its been reported that the country had skirted sanctions is through ship to ship transfers. North Korean oil tankers will meet a ship that has agreed to illicitly supply the country oil in the middle of the ocean. The North Korea vessel will then take the oil back to its home port. … [Read more...] about North Korean Sanctions Evasion? Japan Reports Violation To United Nations
Actor Ben Stiller has been named the newest goodwill ambassador to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The appointment was made official on Monday after Stiller completed a tour to Guatemala with the UNHCR. On the trip, Stiller met with people from Central America who had fled rampant violence perpetrated by gangs and criminal organizations. … [Read more...] about Ben Stiller Named Goodwill Ambassador to United Nations Refugee Agency
Commander of the United Nations Command Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks sent Korean War troop remains home to the United States on Wednesday after a dignified transfer ceremony at Osan Air Base in South Korea that lasted more than two hours. Brooks, who is also the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, rendered the final salute to the fallen as the command transported 55 sets of remains to two C-17 military aircraft for their final flight home. … [Read more...] about United Nations Command Transfers Korean War Remains Home to the U.S.