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"If there is one thing I regret, that’s not having started before," said Wuilmer B., one of the many Venezuelans who has just begun using bitcoins. Venezuela has been setting new bitcoin transaction volume records since April, and not because Venezuelans are crypto currencies speculators, but for two reasons: inflation is at a record high and getting hold of US dollars is almost impossible — the American currency was so far the only way for people to survive the collapse of the local currency and buy products, food and medicines that are no longer available in Venezuela.
Giovedì il ministro degli Esteri messicano Luis Videgaray ha compiuto una visita di stato di un paio di giorni a Cuba per incontrare il suo omologo Bruno Rodríguez e, secondo i comunicati ufficiali, rafforzare i legami economici e la cooperazione bilaterale. Ma il viaggio, secondo una rivelazione di Reuters, sarebbe servito al Messico anche per tentare di ampliare la sua rete di alleanze contro il Venezuela di Nicolás Maduro.
A shepherd appeared out of nowhere at 14,767 feet above sea level. "The whole area is called Uco," he said to the founder of Proyecto Rímac and the other two in the group searching in the area between two tropical glaciers for the source of the river that provides drinking water to almost 10 million people in Lima.
"From the outbreak of the political crisis in Burundi, 1,200 people were killed, between 400 and 900 victims of forced disappearance, many thousands were tortured, several hundred or even thousands of people tortured, and over 10,000 people arbitrarily detained. More than 400,000 people have fled to neighboring countries."
Historians may come to see the American actor Alec Baldwin as US President Donald Trump’s most useful ally. Baldwin’s frequent and widely viewed impersonations of Trump on the comedy show “Saturday Night Live” turn Trumpism into a farce, blinding the president’s political opponents to the seriousness of his ideology.
UPDATE 28 June 2017 - The helicopter action by a group of military and civilian officials can be read twofold: firstly, as journalists in Caracas tell us, "not all armed forces are corrupt and entangled with power." Secondly, the act of the group “against the paramilitary gangs but not against the Armed Forces" that calls for "Maduro to resign”, will conceal on the media the assault, even physical on MPs, yesterday by police groups in the building of the Parliament (won by the opposition in elections Maduro lost in 2015). The leader of the helicopter action said to have “two options”: to “be judged in the future by their own conscience” or "liberating the people from this corrupt government" today. He indicated Article 350 of the Constitution, which provides the option of disregarding a government that violates the Constitution.
To convince skeptics that climate change is real one option is to turn to global insurance companies reporting on the actual and projected costs of man-made climate change. The other, even before looking at scientific data, is to see how some islands in the Pacific or cities like Jakarta make plans as they begin to sink into the ocean, how severe floods are now in South America, how much ice already melted away from the world’s supplies of fresh water — like Greenland, how costly are now tornados in Europe and droughts in California — not to speak of the dramatic droughts across Africa, which already displaced millions of people.
In Venezuela the Maduro government is clinging to power no matter the cost: 29 victims in a month; social, economic and political tensions running high and an alienated international community. Here is one reason.
Last Sunday, April the 16th has marked a turning point in Turkish political history: the referendum for a Presidential system has been won with a popular support of 51%. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the so called "Reis" of Turkey is now in the position to become an absolute leader. While many observe that it has been a marginal victory, there is a sort of awareness that the current political trend will continue in the next future. How the situation would develop?
At midnight on Tuesday 29 March, Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ), announced that it had dissolved the National Assembly, the Venezuelan Congress, and that it would exercise all parliamentary functions, in apparent violation of Article 1 of the Constitution.
In Kairouan, Tunisia, on some taxis’ and shops’ windows appear notices stating :“Forbidden to homosexuals”.In December 2015, the court of Kairouan sentenced six young men to three years jail for sodomy. The authorities released the six boys at the beginning of March 2016. The decision came up after the Shams, an association for LGBT rights, took prompt action and started protesting for the court’s sentence throughout all the period the two boys were detained.
The H1b visa has made it to the news through the recent halt to Premium Processing. The impact has created an opportunity for analysis that will hopefully create some positive changes for the H1b visa (usually referred to as ‘H1”, but not to be confused with the H1A). In this article we will offer you a perspective from a businessperson’s point of view in the hopes that it will create a conversation that leads to positive changes.
The message of Hyrbyair Marri, leader of the Free Balochistan Movement, was read by his representative in the British Parliament on 23 February 2017. His message addressed regional concerns, geopolitics, national question of Balochistan, Pakistani terrorism, Iranian terrorism and Chinese role in Balochistan.Free Balochistan Movement is a political movement against the colonisation of Balochistan by Pakistan and Iran.
Over the past two decades, China's economy has largely relied on the key competitive advantage of coal. Coal is abundant within the Chinese national borders, mining and refining processes do not require advanced technologies (high tech) and it has been for a long period less costly than oil and natural gas, the energy resources fuelling most of the modern industrial economies. Today, however, at the beginning of a massive socio-economic transition in China, a country aiming to escape the middle income trap, the Chinese coal paradigm is starting to show signs of weakness.
The modern concept of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was developed by economist Simon Kuznets in 1934. Since then, and especially after the Bretton Woods Accords, GDP has been the accepted standard for measuring and managing the size of an economy. It is based simple accounting and can be calculated using output, expenditure, or income figures. Therefore, it provides governments with an efficient tool to pull the main levers of the economy, but also a measure of success that, because of its widespread use, allows governments to benchmark policies as well.
"Right now, Rex, who, as you know, he’s in Mexico -- I said, that’s going to be a tough trip, because we have to be treated fairly by Mexico. That’s going to be a tough trip. But he’s over there with General Kelly, who’s been unbelievable at the border."