Americas News & Analysis (South/Central/North/Latin America & Caribbean)

How Cohen’s and Manafort’s Ukraine Ties Tell the Deeper Story of Trump-Russia and the Mueller Probe

Both Cohen and Manafort have close ties to people close to Putin’s Russian mafia henchmen and who are central to Trump-Russia. Their work is closer than most previous analysis has indicated, and to understand the overlap to understand the Trump-Russia ...
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9/11 and Global Tribalism

As the 90s closed out, humanity was coming together. Now it’s tearing itself apart. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse September 22, 2018 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981), September 11th-13th, 2018, and republished by Tuck Magazine September 24th; See my related Trumpism and Tribalism Run Amok in the ...
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The 1995 Gangster Meeting in Israel That Blows Opens the Trump-Russia Saga

After Monday’s New York Times piece on Trump business partner and associate Felix Sater’s efforts that began at least in November, 2015, to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to help Donald Trump get elected President that also involved Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, and a ...
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Think You Know How Deep Trump-Russia Goes? Think Again: This Chart/Info Will Blow Your Mind

Perhaps the main problem with coverage of Trump’s Russia ties is that many of the various actors’ less salient ties to each other are missed, with much time and complexity often separating these (sub-)connections that greatly increase the level of ...
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Republican Party Plays Politics with Zika, Shows GOP’s True (Disgraceful) Nature

Yes, we can blame the poor Zika response on Republicans, which has put far more Americans at risk than necessary, risk that for too many Americans not yet born will mean lifelong mental defects.  The GOP’s willingness to play politics ...
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Clinton Foundation: Time for Truth About Its Work

Even if you hate the Clintons, there's no denying the spectacular amount of charitable work the Clinton Foundation has done and the millions of lives it has improved, even saved. Despite a disinformation campaign, there is no doubt about the ...
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Clinton vs. Sanders In-Depth: Past, Present, & Future, or, My Olive Branch to Camp Sanders

Author's note: as I write this while Bernie Sanders is considering a second presidential run, it should be remembered that he and a large portion of his supporters never did what I noted in my below piece they needed to ...
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2015 Year in Risk Review: Risky Business

2015 was a tough year, but not altogether bad… Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse January 4, 2016 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) January 4th, 2016; alternate version published on Global Risk Insights AMMAN — The year 2015 ...
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Grading Obama on Reducing U.S. “Dependency” on Middle East Oil

Energy Moves An Underreported Triumph by Any Objective Standard Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse August 27, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) September 2nd, 2015 The following is excerpted from the upcoming part of my series grading ...
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The State of Illegal Immigration 2015: Reality vs. Republican Fantasy

Author's note: as we enter the longest government shutdown in American history as 2019 unfolds because of Trump's border wall delusions, my look at the immigration debate from 2015 is still deeply relevant. Anti-immigrant Americans in the mid-nineteenth century were ...
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American Guns: Not Just Killing Americans (See Mexico)

Why U.S. policies are killing Mexicans and what can be done about it Published by LinkedIn Pulse May 28, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981) UPDATE 9/13/15: Donald Trump keeps talking about how bad the crime ...
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