Voters in the South West of England back a second referendum on the Brexit deal by a margin of 42% to 35%, according to a new poll. The poll, for the People’s Vote campaign, was released ahead of a day of action by the group across the region on Saturday, culminating in a rally in Bristol.
Brazil’s President Michel Temer signed into law a bill authorizing the government to set minimum truck freight prices, drawing criticism from farm groups who said the measures would drive up costs for food.
A no-deal Brexit would be a “nightmare scenario” for the insurance industry and must be avoided “at all costs” to safeguard the future of the sector, a new report has warned.The report by global law firm Kennedys said that slow progress in Brexit negotiations has forced many insurance companies to draw up – and in some cases implement – plans to move part of their business out of the UK, with Dublin a favored destination.
Under the heading of 'The tiny British island of Anguilla worries about Brexit', The Economist addressed the issue of the impact of Brexit on its Overseas Territories, mainly in the Caribbean and particularly in Anguilla, an island whose connectivity is entirely dependent on neighboring territories from France and the Netherlands. There is also a mention to other BOTs, such as the Falkland Islands, and its main exports market, Spain, 'which has a taste for Argentine squid'. And 'it is not clear whether the Falklands will retain tariff-free access to this market once Britain leaves the EU'.
Major Latin American currencies fell against the dollar on Thursday as global trade tensions strengthened the greenback and political uncertainty in Brazil and Argentina. Latin America's largest economy heads into a presidential election in two months time and in Argentina a major corruption scandal is unfolding.
Brazil had a record number of murders last year, with homicides rising 3.7% from 2016 to 63,880 according to a study released on Thursday, just months before a presidential election in which violence has become a key issue.
Brazil is staging its first presidential election debate with eight of the crowded field locking horns but also one notable absentee – jailed frontrunner ex president Lula da Silva. Thirteen candidates have officially entered the election, which starts with a first round October 7 and is almost sure to go to a run-off two weeks later.