Where Your Chocolate Comes From: A Cocoa Plantation In The Dominican Republic
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Where Your Chocolate Comes From: A Cocoa Plantation In The Dominican Republic

That Christmas chocolate you’re gorging on didn’t come from Oompa-Loompas operating magical machines inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory… Instead, companies like Nestle and Cadbury produce their chocolate from cocoa beans sourced from plantations in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia or the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is an appropriate place to visit a … Continue reading

Brussels On Lockdown
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Brussels On Lockdown

Given that Salah Abdeslam, the final fugitive from the recent attacks in Paris, is hiding out somewhere in Brussels and undisclosed, but “precise” intelligence suggests extremely imminent Paris-style terrorist attacks, Brussels is presently locked down… Shops are closed. Soldiers and paramilitary police are patrolling the streets. Public transportation is shut down. People are being told … Continue reading