Tapachula, Mexico: Stopping the caravans

Tapachula, Mexico: Stopping the caravans

Mexican authorities have begun cracking down on the caravans of Central Americans journeying through the country toward the U.S. border. Mexican immigration agents and police detained en masse a migrant group of 371 people last week, the largest single raid on a caravan since migrants last year began making the Continue Reading

The AUM play

The AUM play

Some interesting insights from the analysis of the change in the assets of the mutual fund industry over the last five years The mutual fund industry continues to expand rapidly, with its AUM (assets under management) more than tripling in the last five years. At the end of 2013. the Continue Reading

The mutual fund revolutionary

The mutual fund revolutionary

John Bogle revolutionised the mutual fund industry by bringing down mutual fund costs and popularising index funds. He died on 16th January. There are some individuals who Tleave such a deep mark on an entire industry that they can be said to have shaped everything that follows. The obvious examples Continue Reading

Can we avoid Prime Minister Boris?

Can we avoid Prime Minister Boris?

Time is running out for principled Conservatives to prevent that dangerous buffoon, Boris Johnson, from becoming prime minister, said Gaby Hinsliff. Our feckless PM, Theresa May, is so despised within her own party that even though she survived a no-confidence motion in December—and so can’t be challenged by party members Continue Reading

Kiev, Ukraine: Hitting back at Putin

Kiev, Ukraine: Hitting back at Putin

Ukraine’s Presidentelect Volodymyr Zelenskiy won’t take office until next month, but the comedian turned national leader is already getting tough with Russia. In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent attempt to destabilize Ukraine by granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in the breakaway, Russianoccupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Zelenskiy made Continue Reading

Pyongyang: Warmbier ransom

Pyongyang: Warmbier ransom

The Trump administration has admitted that one of its officials signed a document pledging to pay North Korea a $2 million hospital bill to release comatose American student Otto Warmbier, though it says no money was actually handed over. Warmbier fell into a coma in 2016 while serving a 15-year Continue Reading

Greenbelt, Md: Released on bail

Greenbelt, Md: Released on bail

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was allegedly planning a white supremacist attack is entitled to be released before his trial, a federal magistrate ruled last week. Christopher Hasson was arrested in February on weapons and drug charges, but prosecutors have not charged Hasson with terrorism. Hasson, a self-described white nationalist, Continue Reading