Freer Trade a Hot Topic as Modi Meets Merkel In Berlin

April 20, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on April 20. Many on both sides hoped a major topic was the long-sought free trade agreement between the countries.

Why the North Korean Negotiations Won't Change Anything

April 19, 2018

After recent confidential meetings with China's Xi Jinping, South Korean representatives, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, North Korea seems like it must be on the brink of either reunification or at least a landmark peace agreement. None of that is going to happen.

National Assembly Proposes Miguel Di­az Canel as the New President of Cuba

April 18, 2018

The Cuban Parliament nominated current Vice President Miguel Díaz Canel to become the next President of Cuba, which for more than half a century was under the power of the Castro family. Likewise, the National Assembly will appoint other officials to form the highest governing body of that country.

Banknote Forgery Band Falls in Argentina

April 14, 2018

A criminal network that manufactured fake money and operated in several cities in Argentina was recently arrested by the Federal Police where they seized more than one and a half million “apocryphal” dollars and other millions in different currencies.

Russia Fails to Stop U.S. Attack on Syria

April 20, 2018

Despite Russia's claim that it would protect Syria from a U.S. attack, the U.S., UK and France illegally targeted several sites in Syria over an alleged chemical attack.

Volkswagen's Palace Revolt

April 19, 2018

After shipping over 11 million diesel-powered vehicles designed to fake meeting emissions standards, Volkswagen now has a new CEO charged with polishing up the tarnished brand. Will this be enough?

Transportation Strike in Honduras Affects Central American Trade

April 12, 2018

The transportation strike currently happening in Honduras because of toll increases affects far more than just one country. Guatemala and El Salvador are also seeing delays in shipments and merchandise as a result. The carriers involved also state that the government owes them more than 16 million dollars for unpaid subsidies.

Reserva Biologica de Nicaragua Sufre Catastrofico Incendio

April 12, 2018

Reserva Biológica Indio Maíz en Nicaragua sufre trágico incendio y deja cuantiosas pérdidas de vidas silvestres y recursos forestales. El Pueblo nicaragüense y organismos ambientalistas responsabilizan al Gobierno por falta de manejo conservacionista y preventivo. Ortega impide a bomberos forestales de Costa Rica y deja que el incendio se extienda.

The Two Tunnel Version of California WaterFix Finds A Funder

April 12, 2018

In what seems a miracle, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has agreed to pay for most of the estimated $16.7 original cost of a major north-south water tunneling project in the state. Up until now it looked like Central California’s farmers would be stuck with the bill.

As NAFTA Talks Continue, Mexico Just Hit Its Largest Ever Auto Export Total

April 12, 2018

Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) noted that the country reached a historic peak of export of cars in the month of March. Most of the cars were shipped to United States and Canada, the two other countries (with Mexico) associated with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The Next Bigly Thing: How To Come Down

April 11, 2018

With legal marijuana showing up across more and more states in the United States, so, too, are the complications from taking too much of it. Our article by contributor Robert A. Nelson suggests a number of ways to help with the less serious of those complications based on a thorough review of the literature so far.

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