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.
Costa Rica’s Chief Prosecutor Emilia Navas filed criminal charges against her country’s former President for breach of duty in allowing a Canadian gold mine to operate without appropriate environmental review.
Cuba is changing its constitution and for the first time allowing private property ownership. Small farmers, who many felt would celebrate the move, say it won’t mean much without bigger reforms in state-managed agribusiness.
As dictatorial regimes fall apart from Central to Latin America, the Caribbean is now finding itself victim to some of the same dangerous open ocean pirating similar to what’s been happening off the coast of Somalia down to the Horn of Africa for years.
Donald Trump said on July 20 he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion worth of goods imported from China. When that happens, the tariffs Trump imposed claiming they were a matter of national security will become national security issues for real.
Our planet continues to heat up and experience record setting high temperatures, just as it has noticeably done for much of the last few decades. Yet, only 73% can accept the fact that our planet is getting hotter, according to the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment.