Imagine being physically denied access to your office, business, or livelihood. Imagine being refused entry to a grocery store or being told who you can or cannot sit with at a restaurant. Imagine being barred from a hospital room when you or your family member needs critical care. Unthinkable? Today, these scenarios and worse are happening…
As the price of everything, including debt, continues to soar, life is getting harder and harder for the UK’s heavily indebted businesses.
Mexico is not only dangerously dependent on US growers for its most important staple crop; it is growing more and more dependent by the year. Mexico’s government wants to reverse this dynamic, but the US has other ideas.
Washington, Kiev and the EU have been furiously lobbying Latin American governments to provide weaponry to Ukraine, but LatAm governments still want no part in this war.
Ukraine’s wholesale digitaization of government services predates the war, but in the eternal spirit of never letting a good crisis go to waste and with the financial support of USAID and the EU, it has been significantly expanded since.
“In a lot of our countries in this region, [the PRC] is the number one trade partner, with the United States number two in most cases”: General Laura Richardson, USSOUTHCOM.
AMLO may seem like a curious choice for “Tyrant of the Year,” especially given the fierce competition for the title, but once you see who leads and finances the NGO in question, it all makes a bit more sense.
A convenient finding given Mastercard is in the process of piloting a biometric-authenticated payments system in the UK, after first testing the system in Brazil, the Middle East and Asia.
“Discovery” of multi-billion dollar “inconsistencies” on Brazilian retail giant’s balance sheet is a timely reminder of the risks posed by supply chain finance, especially in a heavily weakened business environment such as today.
And the farcical “coup” of Jan 8 may well give Lula the impetus he needs to overcome opposition at home and rebuild ties with Brazil’s regional neighbors.