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Barbados Credit Rating ‘To Rise by Year-End’

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - After lingering in ‘junk’ territory for years, Barbados’s investment grade is projected to begin rising again by the end of this year, the Government’s senior technical adviser, Dr. Kevin Greenidge, said last week.

Venezuela's New Currency Starts Circulating August 20

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that on Monday, August 20, a new currency will begin to operate in the country, going from the Bolívar to the Bolívar Soberano (Sovereign Bolivar), anchored to the cryptocurrency, the Petro, the president said.

Latin America, Caribbean Join Fight Against Hunger

Member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, have agreed to increase their efforts working collectively to help eradicate an increase in hunger since 2016 and strengthen food security in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Some delegates conceded that discussing hunger in the Caribbean in 2018 was an embarrassment.

Venezuela: Petro Cryptocurrency Reaps US$5B in Pre-Sales

The Petro, the world's first national cryptocurrency based on natural resources, has generated sales over five billion dollars during its pre-sale period and has recorded over 186,000 certified purchases. The sale of the Petro has also significantly strengthened the country's foreign reserves amid increased international aggression. 
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