On Monday the World Trade Organization (WTO) officially authorized Caribbean nation Antigua to sell $21 million in "pirated" U.S.-copyrighted music, films and computer programs in retaliation for the United States failing to comply with a 2005 WTO order to allow online gambling here. Say what?
After my visit in Niogono, I arrived in the Dogon village of Sangha. Upon my arrival, I learned the traditional way that people greet each time pass they pass one another. The eldest begins the greeting.
Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford was convicted on 13 out of 14 criminal counts of fraud. But what most stories failed to mention was the large amount of his clients' cash that was spent on campaign contributions, greasing the corrupt nexus of money and politics for personal gain.
After the awe wore off from exploring the Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture and traversing volcanic terrain around resplendent Lake Atitlán, a clearer picture of these destinations emerged.
Discovering Hermitage Bay in Antigua shattered a few preconceived notions I held about the slow food movement. I assumed it primarily preached in our little urban bubbles. I'm happy to say, I was dead wrong.
This week the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda charged a local businessman with breaching laws under the W.I.P.O. Treaty. Bettini is the first to face the courts since the the treaty's ratification.