Florida To Recognise Child-To-Parent Abuse

Florida is to become the first state in the United States to recognise child to parent violence – a form of domestic violence when a child or adolescent causes physical, psychological or financial damage to gain control over a parent. The Florida legislature passed FL House Bill 1199 unamimously on Wednesday April 3rd. The bill…

South America’s Coffee Mecca Is Bouncing Back

Originally published in VICE Magazine, April 3, 2017. Don Elias is taking life easy. At nearly 70 years old, most of his working life has been spent in the coffee fields of Quindío—an unbelievably beautiful Andean region—first with his father, and then, for the past two decades, on his own four-hectare plantation. About 180 miles…

EU Economic Crisis: ‘Extend And Pretend Game’ Cannot Last

Originally published on Sputnik, March 30, 2017. With the UK’s Brexit negotiations finally triggered, the EU faces the prospect of losing one of it’s strongest economic partners. John Hardy, a financial analyst at the Danish Investment Saxo Bank, told Sputnik’s Nima Green that a recession within the Eurozone within the next three years is likely.…

Euphrates Shield: Turkey’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Announcement ‘A Sham’

Originally published on Sputnik, March 30, 2017. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that Turkey’s combat operations in Syria have ended. That’s despite both Daesh and Kurdish militants continuing to be operational. Political analyst Aydin Sezer told Sputnik’s Nima Green that the “success” is a sham, designed to bolster nationalist domestic support for the…

Japanese Lawmakers See Red Over North Korea Missile Fallout

Originally published on Sputnik, March 9, 2017. North Korea’s decision to fire ballistic missiles towards Japan on Monday continues to alarm the Asia-Pacific region. Jonathan Bogais, a specialist in foreign affairs, told Sputnik’s Nima Green, that North Korea’s actions are pushing some Japanese lawmakers to consider pre-emptive action against the pariah state, currently forbidden by…