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Costa Rican Sweepstakes Scam Swindles U.S. Citizens Out of Over Half Million Dollars

Costa Rican Sweepstakes Scam Swindles U.S. Citizens Out of Over Half Million Dollars

A California-woman pleaded guilty late last year for her role in a Costa Rican sweepstakes fraud that targeted U.S. residents.From about 2007 to February 2013, con artists in on the…

Top Mariners Pitching Prospect Hit by Boat While Swimming, Left in Critical But Stable Condition

Top Mariners Pitching Prospect Hit by Boat While Swimming, Left in Critical But Stable Condition

Considered a rising star in the world of baseball and one of the Seattle Mariners’ highest-ranked pitching prospects, Victor Sanchez is reportedly clinging to life after being struck by a…

Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Venezuela’s Anti-Government Protests from 2014 Show the Negative Side of Social Media

Social media is often regarded as a powerful tool for ordinary people to disseminate information, practice freedom of expression, and promote democracy throughout the world. However, sometimes that sentiment simply…

A Year After Student Protests, Venezuela’s Path Still Not Clear

A Year After Student Protests, Venezuela’s Path Still Not Clear

It has now been a year since student protests first filled the streets of Venezuela’s main cities and met a brutal police response. But people both inside and outside Venezuela…

2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

2014 Worst Year for Free Expression in Venezuela, NGO Report Concludes

For many people across the globe, accessing the Internet via a mobile phone is a matter of convenience. As of 2012, more than half of all local searches started being…

Venezuelan Government Seizes Supermarket Chain

Venezuelan Government Seizes Supermarket Chain

Amidst food shortages and massive lines at grocery stores, the chief executive of Dia Dia, a supermarket chain recently taken over by the Venezuelan government, has rejected the government’s claims…