Our neighbors have it very bad in tumultuous Venezuela.

http://laestrella.com.pa/venezuela/salario-venezolano-llega-punto-bajo-historia/24135210 To date, the price of the dollar is 14,483.54 bolivars – official value set by the Central Bank of Venezuela – a figure that has multiplied unstoppably since the beginning of the current year Venezuela’s minimum monthly salary has reached its lowest point in the country’s history, on Tuesday …

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Hightower, How COOL NAFTA 2.0 isn’t

Trump’s new trade deal would encourage multinational meat packers to abandon America’s family ranchers. This uncured pork belly slice – jobs in Iowa, or in Brazil or Asia? And which country’s laws and practices will determine the chemicals that may be in the animal feed? You won’t have any right to know. Wikimedia photo by […]

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The National Assembly got who they wanted, now let’s see how he does.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Gerardo-Solis-electo-contralor-Republica_0_5372462726.html The lawyer Gerardo Solís , former electoral attorney and former magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal (TE) , was elected with 68 votes in favor and 2 abstentions by the plenary of the National Assembly , the afternoon of this August 13, as the Comptroller of the Republic, in replacement …

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Assembly preparing 20 questions for outgoing Humbert. They hate the guy that calls out their SHIT.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/Asamblea-cuestionario-preguntas-contralor-Humbert_0_5368713091.html The second vice president of the National Assembly , the deputy of Molirena Tito Rodríguez , reported this Thursday, August 8, that they prepare a questionnaire of about 20 questions for the comptroller of the Republic, Federico Humbert . info Assembly again prevents the entry of auditors from the …

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IMF staff confirms Panama slowdown

Not just annual dog days. Panama’s economy is slow.Archive photo by Eric Jackson. IMF staff concludes visit to Panama by the International Monetary Fund A staff team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Alejandro Santos, visited Panama during July 17-23, 2019, invited by the Panamanian authorities. At the end of the visit Mr. […]

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Balboa port strike into its seventh day

The walkout begins on the afternoon of July 18. Union’s video from its Twitter account. Port strike may become a sign of the times by Eric Jackson It’s far from the ordinary strike manifesto by a union that has an expired contract. Generally those are about pay, benefits and working conditions. Except for a demand […]

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