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Cuba hit by more US sanctions

Cuba’s economic strife is likely to get worse after the United States imposed more sanctions on it over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Cuba’s human rights record.

23 Oct, 2019

Venezuela’s motorists’ resort to bartering

Venezuela’s economy is so bad that people have resorted to bartering rather than use cash to fill their vehicles with gas.

23 Oct, 2019

UK expects huge migration rise

The United Kingdom may not seem very appealing for immigrants to settle now because of the economic chaos Brexit is causing, but it is still highly desirable for many seeking a better life.

23 Oct, 2019

Trudeau hostile to Trump before election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who looks set to lose his parliamentary majority after an election on Monday, said this week he needs a strong government to keep standing up to US President Donald Trump.

16 Oct, 2019

Philippines police chief steps down

The chief of police in the Philippines has stepped down after facing historical accusations in the Senate that he protected officers who had resold confiscated drugs and received some of the profits.

16 Oct, 2019

Honduran Rosenthal family were drug dealers

As Honduras remains riveted on the trial of Tony Hernández, a document from the case file reveals details of another drug trafficking connection involving one of Central America’s wealthiest and most politically connected families.

16 Oct, 2019

Cubans grow Chinese trees for cash

Cuba and China may be separated by thousands of miles, but a Chinese tradition is thriving in the struggling Caribbean island.

16 Oct, 2019

Venezuela raises minimum wage to $8

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a 275 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage, the third hike this year, as hyperinflation drains the value of workers’ salaries.

16 Oct, 2019

UK hate crimes rise alarmingly

The number of hate crimes reported to police in the UK has more than doubled since 2013, according to government figures, which also showed a large increase last year in offences against people based on sexual orientation.

16 Oct, 2019

Barbados fears child sex tourism rise

Barbados is in danger of becoming a magnet for sex tourism in the Caribbean for paedophiles, an industry official has warned.

11 Oct, 2019
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