In stark contrast to some of the more scandal prone political leaders the world has come to know, Jose Mujica, age 77 and president of Uruguay since 2009 leads a quiet, austere lifestyle on a farm just outside Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city. He donates as much as 90% of his monthly presidential salary of $12,500 […]

Is the Genie out of the bottle? The Environmental Protection lawsuit that may change the world

In a potentially precedent setting court case, four Nigerian farmers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands [Milieudefensie], an NGO, are suing Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest multinationals in the world for environmental damage caused by oil spills. Shell, Nigeria’s largest producer of oil has dismissed the claims stating that domestic terrorism in the […]