Drifting fortunes in the Caribbean

Culture, Geopolitics

One of the most unspoilt islands in the Caribbean is a paradise shared by honeymooners, scuba divers and… drug traffickers. Discover how cocaine has dramatically changed the lives of the communities living in the most busy drug corridor in the world, where international super-powers fight ingenious narco cartels.

The pearl treasure of the Gulf

Culture, Economy4 chapters

Before the black gold made some families of the Arabian peninsula immensely wealthy, nomades settled down along the southern side of the Persian Gulf and risked their lives by fishing the earliest source of wealth in the region : pearls. Today, the practice has disappeared, but the Emirates still possess one of the most fabulous pearl’s treasure in the world. Here is an investigation on a well kept secret.

The probability of an island


In August 1940, a schooner with 67 people on board vanished in the waters of Grenade. Could it be that a German torpedoe hit the sailing ship ? It seems unlikely. The one responsible for the drama could be a natural underwater monster that sometimes “swallows” what is floating above him. It could well be the underwater volcano called Kick’em Jenny. Explanations.