New Additions to AllGov

Date: Monday, May 10, 2010 1:48 AM
Category: Allgov Blogs

AllGov has added several countries to the Nations section. These are:

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Bush-Era Drug Enforcement Agents Held Sex Parties Funded by Colombian Drug Cartels

Colombia appears to be a popular spot for R&R among federal law enforcement agents. A Justice Dept. inspector general report has disclosed that DEA agents participated in “sex parties”—in which the prostitutes were hired by Colombian drug cartels—from 2005 to 2008. The agents were also found to have allowed Colombian police officers to watch over their weapons and property during the parties. Three of the agents were also given money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members.   read more

Chemical Safety Chairman Resigns: Who Is Rafael Moure-Eraso?

Investigations into chemical accidents had backlogged under his leadership and he was accused of getting in the way of the EPA’s inspector general’s investigations. Further, Moure-Eraso and two top executives were caught using personal email accounts to conduct official business. A congressional investigation concluded Moure-Eraso ruined CSB’s workplace, turning it into an “abusive, toxic and hostile” environment. Board members have left in disgust because of CSB’s “level of dysfunction.”   read more

Displaced by Nuclear Bomb Testing and then Flooded by Climate Change, Bikini Islanders want to Evacuate to U.S.

The atomic blasts rendered the Bikini atoll uninhabitable for decades, if not centuries. That didn’t stop the U.S. government from trying to resettle the Bikinians back home in the 1980s, only to discover the island was still too “hot” for anyone to live there. Now the Bikinians have a new problem: rising sea levels brought on by global warming. The Bikini Islanders have told the Interior Department that they want to move to the U.S. permanently.   read more

Supreme Court Votes 5-4 that Alabama’s Redistricting is Unfair to Black Voters

Those drawing the lines packed supermajorities of black voters into those districts, diluting their votes and removing the possibility of black voters having influence in more heavily white districts. Although 26% of Alabamans are black, only 5 of 35 state senators, or 14%, are black.   read more

Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Who Is Kathryn “Kit” Matthew?

Matthew returned to Charleston in 2005 as director of the Historic Charleston Foundation, serving there until 2008. At that time, she rejoined the corporate world as a product manager for Blackbaud, which develops and markets fund raising and membership software for non-profit organizations. In 2014, Matthew was named chief science educator for Children’s Museum of Indianapolis   read more
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