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Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

Trump extends 1917 legislation against Cuba

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – US President Donald Trump has extended the Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the legal grounds for the decades old economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. This is the second time that Trump has extended the validity of the legislation that was first […]

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

Caribbean should assess US approach to unilateral preferential trade arrangements

BY Elizabeth Morgan. (jamaicaobserver.com) Since the start of this year, on several occasions US President Donald Trump has said that his favourite words are “reciprocal” and “reciprocity”. In trade, reciprocal means that both parties in a trade arrangement exchange preferential concessions for market access. Non-reciprocal means that only one party (the more developed country) unilaterally […]

Caribbean urged to sign landmark environment treaty

Caribbean urged to sign landmark environment treaty

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean countries to sign and ratify as quickly as possible, the Escazú agreement, described as a ground-breaking environment treaty for the region. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said that the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and […]

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela’s collapsing economy

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela’s collapsing economy

This handout picture taken and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on September 14, 2018 show Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) shaking hands with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on September 14, 2018. BEIJING, China (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was expected to arrive in Beijing to strike deals with his crisis-hit country’s biggest creditor. […]

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