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Where Corruption Is Rampant

statista.com Transparency International has released its 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index which gauges levels of perceived public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories…

Panamanian Crypto Bill Might Get a Second Wind in the Highest Court of the Country

bitcoin.com The fate of the Panamanian crypto bill project, which was approved by the Panamanian National Assembly last year, now depends on the decision of the supreme court of the…

That Didn’t Take Long: Latin American Governments Refuse to Send Weapons, Russian or Otherwise, to Ukraine

nakedcapitalism.com Washington, Kiev and the EU have been furiously lobbying Latin American governments to provide weaponry to Ukraine, but LatAm governments still want no part in this war.…

Corruption Is Fueling Violence Across The Middle East, Says Transparency International

forbes.com Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International has warned that the costs of graft around the world remain high and the situation is, in many cases, getting worse…

Countries With the Lowest Gas Prices in the World at the Start of 2023

247wallst.com The average price of gasoline around the world is $4.94 a gallon, according to GlobalPetrolPrices.com. However, there is a wide difference in these prices among countries.…

ESG investments’ failures show states are right to fight the green investing agenda

washingtonexaminer.com In the last two years, five states have abolished politically motivated ESG investing from state-operated pensions, and almost half of states have raised antitrust concerns…

Republican mayor praises Joe Biden's border policy

newsweek.com President Joe Biden's border policies received praise from one Republican leader as reports found that crossings have dropped notably. A Sunday report from the Wall Street…

What Kind of Impact Will Crypto Have on Developing Countries?

coinspeaker.com Coinspeaker What Kind of Impact Will Crypto Have on Developing Countries? Imagine a world in which a small bag of groceries costs almost your entire monthly income – this is…

Adriana Restrepo Named Regional Director for IFPI Latin America and Caribbean

billboard.com Colombian record executive Adriana Restrepo has been appointed IFPI’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Restrepo will now head the global record music…

Milton Friedman Isn’t Required To Confirm That Monetarism Is Monetary Phrenology

forbes.com Anna Fifield is a long-time reporter on North Korean matters for the Washington Post. In a book Fifield wrote about the dysfunctional country, she noted that the U.S. dollar…

How Russia dodges oil sanctions on an industrial scale

economist.com I since the war in Ukraine began, once-dominant Western firms have pulled back from trading, shipping and insuring Russian oil. In their place, mysterious newcomers have…

Protesters question circumstances surrounding 'Stop Cop City' activist's death

pbs.org Tortuguita’s cautious voice rang out from a platform amid the tall pines the first time Vienna met them: “Who goes there?” she remembers them calling. The tree-dweller, who…

Obama Border Chief Says Immigration Crisis 'Much Bigger' Now As 77 Democratic Lawmakers Slam Biden

zerohedge.com Obama Border Chief Says Immigration Crisis 'Much Bigger' Now As 77 Democratic Lawmakers Slam Biden Former Obama secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, admitted last…

'It's a failure for us': Migrants at the Southern US border are reportedly frustrated with the mobile app that's supposed to speed up asylum appointments

businessinsider.com Migrants from Mexico, Venezuela and Central American countries stage a protest outside the United States Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico on Monday, January 9, 2023. (Photo by…

Miss Universe judge Emily Austin calls Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro 'illegitimate' after he alleged the pageant was rigged

businessinsider.com Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel, Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel, and Miss Dominican Republic Andreína Martínez onstage during the Miss Universe competition in New Orleans,…

I'm a Cirque du Soleil performer. I grew up in the circus, and now I travel the world with my husband and kids

businessinsider.com Estefani Evans is a fifth-generation circus performer starring in Cirque du Soleil's Alegría. She began trapeze at 10 years old. Her husband works alongside her, and their…

Experts rip Biden admin as US oil giants bet big on Americas: ‘White House lampooning our own industry’

foxbusiness.com Oil experts and investors torched the Biden administration for "lampooning" and "coddling" the industry as two of the largest U.S. producers announce they’re pumping more…

The "Great Reset" & The Future Of Money... Here's What You Need To Know

zerohedge.com The "Great Reset" & The Future Of Money... Here's What You Need To Know Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, International Man: What is the idea behind the…

China’s Engagement In The Caribbean And The United States’ Response

forbes.com This past week ushered in the Chinese new year and the largest annual migration on the planet with over 200 million people traveling within China and from different parts of…

Twitter research group stall complicates compliance with new EU law

reuters.com The stalling of a Twitter program that was critical for outside researchers studying disinformation campaigns throws into question the company's strategy to comply with…

For the 2nd year in a row, Iran is sailing its biggest warship around the world to show off its growing navy

businessinsider.com Iranian warship Makran in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian Army/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via REUTERS Iranian warships left Iran in September on what one official said…

You can now sponsor refugees yourself. Here’s how

vox.com Meena Mosazai, her husband Matan Atal, and their child visit a park near their home in Seattle, Washington, in 2022. Mosazai worked previously for a nonprofit in Afghanistan…

Oil treads water ahead of OPEC+ panel meeting, PCE inflation data

investing.com Investing.com-- Oil prices moved little on Friday and were set to end the week flat amid caution over an upcoming OPEC+ panel meeting, as well as more cues on the U.S.…

Russians won't be able to stream the Harry Potter movies starting Feb. 1

semafor.com Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition leader, has notably described President Vladimir Putin as Voldemort on multiple occasions, including during his appeal…

Chevron Returns $75 Billion To Shareholders As White House Fumes

investors.com will launch a massive $75 billion share buyback and raise its dividend, the Dow Jones energy giant announced late Wednesday. The news comes ahead of fourth-quarter earnings…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Biden Over Border Policy: Doing Better Than Trump ‘Shouldn’t Be The Bar’

mediaite.com Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called out President Joe Biden over his border policy — saying that she and her fellow House and Senate colleagues are willing to hold…

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards Announces Shortlisted Finalists

variety.com The shortlist for the first edition of the Sony Future Filmmaker Awards, sponsored by Creo, has been announced. The awards aim to elevate original voices from around the…

Government collapse, kidnappings, cholera: Haiti is in chaos

poynter.org The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al…

Argentina and Brazil propose a bizarre common currency

economist.com A out of vaults. With annual inflation nearing 100%, as the central bank prints bills to cover the government’s fiscal deficit, local banks are making space for ballooning…

Analysis

washingtonpost.com Brazil and Argentina’s presidents have launched discussions on a common currency, but their plans are nothing like the euro, which replaced national currencies like the…

20 Red States Sue Biden Admin Over Migrant Parole Program

zerohedge.com 20 Red States Sue Biden Admin Over Migrant Parole Program Two weeks after the state of Texas filed a lawsuit to stop the Biden administration from ignoring a federal…

Miami mayor speaks out against socialism ‘driving poverty, immigration’

foxbusiness.com Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is fired up over the latest migrant surge along America’s southern borders, arguing part of the influx problem stems from a recent rise of…

Twenty Red States File Badly Flawed Lawsuit Seeking to Terminate Private Sponsorship Program for People Fleeing Socialism and Oppression in Four Latin…

reason.com Venezuelans fleeing the socialist regime of Nicolas Maduro. The Biden Administration recently adapted the approach used by the successful Uniting for Ukraine private migrant…

Bloomberg Latin America ME Cancel moving to reporting

talkingbiznews.com Daniel Cancel, the managing editor for Latin America at Bloomberg News based in Sao Paulo, is moving back to reporting. He will remain based in Sao Paulo. Cancel will be…

Florida joins 19 states to challenge Biden’s new immigration program

politico.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida has joined 19 states in challenging a newly-announced Biden administration program to accept 30,000 migrants a month from the nations of Cuba,…

3 Consumer Staple Picks For A Potential 2023 Earnings Recession

seekingalpha.com According to a January 13th FactSet Earnings Insights, the fourth quarter of 2022 is expected to have its first year-over-year decline since Q3 of 2020 (-5.7%). The…

Mike Pompeo is using his memoir to try to demolish the Trump adviser-turned-critic John Bolton

businessinsider.com John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Mike Pompeo accused John Bolton of "treason" and "scheming" against Trump's agenda. He went on to call the…

Will China be a boost for — or a brake on

thehill.com One of the world’s premier economic engines is running at its lowest speed in decades. And with a shrinking (working) population, among other things, the longer-term…

Argentina and Brazil are not likely to have a common currency bloc to rival the euro any time soon, according to analysts, who say: "It's been a conversation…

reuters.com South America is not likely to have a common currency bloc to rival the euro any time soon, analysts said on Monday, despite excited chatter sparked by officials in Brazil…

Oldenburg to join Telemundo Houston as news VP

talkingbiznews.com The following announcement was sent out: Freddy Oldenburg is moving back to Texas. He has been named VP of News for KTMD Telemundo Houston. He’ll be leaving his current post…

Which Latin American Countries Have the Largest Gold Reserves?

statista.com Considered one of the safest assets in times of crisis, gold continues to arouse the interest of investors around the world. Latin America, a region traditionally rich in…

More journalists killed in Latin America and Caribbean than Ukraine in 2022

theguardian.com More journalists were killed in Latin America and the Caribbean than in any other part of the world last year, including the Ukraine war zone, the press watchdog Committee…

Argentina and Brazil are discussing plans for a common currency

cnbc.com Argentina President Alberto Fernandez (R) and Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) greet each other after signing a series of agreements during a news conference…

Chile-based Screen Capital Launches $20 Million Investment Fund for Video Games, VR, OTTs, XR, Apps (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Three years after it unveiled a $20 million venture capital fund aimed at bolstering film and TV series, Chile-based Screen Capital has introduced a second investment fund,…

Brazil and Argentina to Start Working on Creation of Latam Common Currency

bitcoin.com Brazil and Argentina are looking to begin work on the issuance of a common currency. Sergio Massa, minister of the economy of Argentina, also stated that the two countries…

China Loans to Emerging Nations Hit 13-Year Low in 2021: Study

asiafinancial.com Loans from China’s two main trade policy banks fell to a 13-year low of $3.7 billion in 2021, a new study has revealed. Lending by the China Development Bank (CDB) and the…

China development loans to emerging economies hit 13-year low in 2021

reuters.com [1/2] A woman takes pictures of the China Development Bank booth at the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 3, 2021.…

Wall Street Breakfast: The Trillion Dollar Question

seekingalpha.com As the debt ceiling battle escalates on Capitol Hill, a once far-fetched solution to the dilemma has resurfaced. The Treasury would mint a $1T platinum coin, deposit it at…

Carbon Credits Are The Biggest Scam Since Indulgences... How You Can Avoid Being Fleeced

zerohedge.com Carbon Credits Are The Biggest Scam Since Indulgences... How You Can Avoid Being Fleeced Authored by Nick Giambruno via InternationalMan.com, In the Middle Ages, the…

Brazil and Argentina to discuss common currency

reuters.com Brazil and Argentina aim for greater economic integration, including the development of a common currency, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine leader…

Brazil declares emergency over deaths of Yanomami children from malnutrition

investing.com Brazil's ministry of health has declared a medical emergency in the Yanomami territory, the country's largest indigenous reservation bordering Venezuela, following reports…

Russia official warns West of 'global catastrophe' for arming Ukraine

pbs.org The speaker of the lower house of Russia’s parliament warned Sunday that countries supplying Ukraine with more powerful weapons risked their own destruction, a message that…

Brazil’s new president works to reverse Amazon deforestation

theglobeandmail.com Shaking a traditional rattle, Brazil’s incoming head of Indigenous affairs recently walked through every corner of the agency’s headquarters – even its coffee room – as she…

Brazil's new president works to reverse Amazon deforestation

go.com RIO DE JANEIRO -- Shaking a traditional rattle, Brazil’s incoming head of Indigenous affairs recently walked through every corner of the agency’s headquarters — even its…

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