One of the primary reasons that cartels retain their enormous power is that well-known and popular banks are supporting their finances. (Article republished from the Huffington Post)
“Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control mans' appetite through legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not even crimes..."
Less than 24 hours after the UN voted to recognise Palestine as a "non-member observer state", the Israeli government announced its approval for the building of over 3,000 settlement homes in the West Bank.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Latin America saw a sharp rise in the number of military dictatorships taking control of a number of nations. The role of the United States government in these occurrences has been contentious, especially due to the clandestine tactics employed at the time.