Kamala Persad-Bissessar. Photo Reuters

Unfortunate shades of Mexican drug violence in Trinidad and Tobago. On Thursday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the country’s first female prime minister, said her government’s security forces had foiled an assassination plot. The plan, which allegedly involved members of the army and the police, aimed to take her life, and that of her ministers of National Security, Foreign Affairs and Information, as well as the Attorney General. In short, the heart of her government. Read more