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US lawmakers pass Bill to increase engagement with Caribbean

WASHINGTON, United States, Wednesday June 15, 2016 – The United States House of Representatives has passed a piece of legislation aimed at increasing engagement with the governments of the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Diaspora in the US, and the private sector and civil society in the US and the Caribbean.

1% of world's population holds almost half its wealth

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Just one per cent of the world's population can call themselves millionaires or richer. But together they hold almost half the world's wealth, and their share is growing, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Don't yield to US pressure, Maduro tells C'bean leaders

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the United States of exerting "brutal pressure" on nations in the region to isolate his country, already battered by an economic crisis and domestic political upheaval.

World Trade: The Warning Signs of 2015

The end of February saw one of the first unofficial assessments of world trade in 2015 prepared by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (The Hague). The appraisal is shocking: in 2015, international trade fell for the first time since 2009. And not by fractions of a percent, but by 13.8 percent (and this refers to values expressed in US dollars). It should be noted that according to IMF estimates, global GDP grew by 3.1 percent in the same year of 2015.
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