After a public plea by the UN Secretary General at the COP24 climate change talks in Poland on December 12, the European Union and a group of developing countries signed on to do something far more serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In a chilling opening keynote address to the nations attending this year’s UN Climate Summit in Poland, David Attenborough demanded urgent action now, because the “Collapse of our civilizations and extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
The current heads of state for the US, Canada, and Mexico may have signed off on the draft USMCA agreement at the G20 summit, but that’s a far cry from saying the three countries’ legislatures are going to approve it.
On November 27, Alejandro Andrade Cedeno, the former National Treasurer of Venezuela and now resident of the well-to-do community of Wellington, Florida, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He has admitted to taking over $90 million dollars in bribes for an elaborate bribery and currency-exchange scheme.
President Mauricio Macri and other officials have been indicted on criminal charges for their role in accepting a US $50 billion standby loan from the International Monetary Fund, without authorization from Congress.