The Sao Paulo Legislative Assembly has approved a bill making it mandatory for regional train and underground companies of have 'pink' wagons, exclusively for ladies at rush hours.
China’s growth will moderate over the medium term as the economy continues to rebalance gradually. Growth is expected to slow to 7.6% in 2014, and 7.5% in 2015, from 7.7% in 2013, according to the World Bank’s China Economic Update latest edition.
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has sided with Argentina in the holdout hedge funds litigation arguing on the need to establish an international mechanism that would allow for the resolution of conflicts of interest caused by sovereign defaults:
The Chilean government insists that it has a single position on the jumbo flying squid fisheries management controversy currently exposed to a conflict of interests: 80% of the catch for the artisanal sector and 20% for industry.
A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released by FAO, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites affect the health of millions of people every year, infecting muscle tissues and organs, causing epilepsy, anaphylactic shock, amoebic dysentery and other problems. Some can live on in our bodies for decades.
The FAO Food Price Index was down for a third consecutive month in June, a decline mostly influenced by lower wheat, maize and palm oil prices that reflected ample supplies and improved global production prospects for these commodities.
Pope Francis on Monday morning “humbly” asked six clerical sex abuse victims for forgiveness for the “grave crimes of clerical sex abuse” committed against them. The Pope made his comment to the victims in a homily delivered at mass in the Domus Santa Marta, his Vatican residence.
The United States is tightening border controls so that if your cell-phone is out of power the next time you fly to the US from overseas, you might have to leave it behind.
Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) and Uruguay's Vice-president Danilo Astori showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called 'vulture funds' are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof is heading the Argentine delegation that on Monday will hold a first formal meeting in New York with Special Master, financial expert Daniel Pollack, appointed as mediator by Judge Thomas Griesa in negotiations between the sovereign country and holdout hedge funds, according to a release late Sunday from Buenos Aires.