martes, julio 16, 2019

Ecuadorian Legislative Approves Bill to Eliminate Green Tax

The National Assembly (Parliament) of Ecuador has approved a bill to eliminate the so-called green tax, a tribute owners of cars pay since 2012. The measure, which sought protection of the environment,...

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, warns of drag from global trade tensions

The Bank of Canada is leaving its key interest rate unchanged in an announcement that balances domestic economic improvements with an expanding global slowdown caused by trade conflicts. The decision Wednesday kept...

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says

Authorities seized about $3.7 million in undeclared U.S. currency after searching an abandoned boat on the coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection first spotted the boat on the...

Hate crime on the rise in Seattle and Washington state, study finds

Hate crimes rose 78% between 2013 and 2017 in Washington state, according to a new study that shows this state saw the nation’s ninth-largest rise in bias crime during that time period. Among cities,...

Chile Copper production, exports decline in April

Chile's copper production reached 458500 tonnes in April, declined from 473400 tonnes a month earlier, according to latest data from Chile’s central bank. The country had produced 446,900 tonnes of copper in...

Brazil Gets Its First ‘Healthy’ Supermarket

Super Saudavel, the first supermarket in Brazil to offer 'healthy' products selected by a team of nutritionists, has opened its doors to customers. The store is located in the Alto de Pinheiros...

Mexico Heightens Immigration Enforcement

Recently, Mexico deported 81 migrants back to Haiti. Several reports of a physical altercation had taken place between Mexican federal police and Haitian migrants in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. The Mexico City news...

Britain hunts for person who leaked cables calling Donald Trump ‘inept’

Britain scrambled on Monday to stem damage to its relations with Washington by finding the leaker of diplomatic cables in which the UK ambassador called US President Donald Trump "inept". The confidential telegrams...

In oil-rich Venezuela, fuel shortages spark manmade famines

Fuel shortages amid Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis are threatening what's left of the country's agriculture industry, the New York Times reports. The big picture: "Venezuela is an oil-rich nation. But years of mismanagement and corruption...

Lionel Messi sends message to Argentina after Copa America exit

Lionel Messi’s Copa America campaign may have ended with a controversial red card, but the captain still had time to send an optimistic message to his team after victory over Chile. The Barcelona star had a...