Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) State and private workers of commerce, gastronomy and services to the population denounced on Tuesday in this capital the impact of the United States economic blockade on those sectors and demanded its unconditional lifting.
A landmark analysis by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) into Government spending in Latin America and the Caribbean reveals widespread waste and inefficiencies that could be as large as $220 billion a year, or 4.4 percent of the region’s GDP.
United Nations, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean signed the first environmental agreement for the region, which seeks to implement the rights of access to timely and reliable environmental information.
Invasive alien species, such as the Giant African Snail, the Lionfish and rats, are threats and can impact negatively on small island developing states such as those in the Caribbean, which are widely recognized as biodiversity hotspots.
External involvement to influence election outcomes isn’t anything new. All parties contesting national polls do try the best they can to influence the process. Where things start going wrong is when they choose to use ‘any means possible’ to influence the vote, including a wide array of inordinate, irregular and/or illegal means ranging from ‘buying votes’ to ‘spreading false news’.