Though Trump and Democrats war over the president’s $8 billion border wall is escalating, Democratic leaders increasingly are backing the administration’s decision to support Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.
National Security Adviser John Bolton’s note about “5,000 troops to Colombia” and White House statements that “all options are open” in Venezuela have fueled speculation about a military intervention in Venezuela. Such talk may backfire.
While Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro still controls the armed forces, his rival Juan Guaidó — widely recognized as the country’s legitimate president — has been able to unite the opposition, and has formidable economic weapons.
Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador skipped the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when he should be reassuring investors after IMF’s prediction that Mexico’s economy will grow at a slower pace.
After the latest U.S. sanctions against President Daniel Ortega’s regime and his police forces’ recent attack on the offices of respected independent journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, economists are forecasting a worsening economic and political crisis next year.
A new report by the World Travel and Tourism Council projects that a steep rise in international tourism will create 61 million new jobs in G-20 countries. That may help offset some of the millions of factory and office jobs that will be replaced by robots and smart computers.
At least four Cuban doctors in Brazil say the Pan American Health Organization not only supervised a Brazil-Cuba deal under which they were forced to work for less than 10 percent of their salary, but that the regional institution made millions from the deal.