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Liar's Poker in Africa: How Hidden Agendas Drive the Politics of Fish in Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.

Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

Say Goodbye To The Truck-Stop Tiger

Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

By MARY FOSTER, Associated Press GROSSE TETE, La. -- Leonard Foster peered into the cage holding the 550-pound tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Lou...

"The Loan Arranger"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.19.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since my wife and I were rejected for a home refinancing loan by our bank, which actually owns the house but kindly allows us to pay the mortgage...