G20 summit focuses on ending the pandemic and strengthening the economic recovery

The G20 summit took place virtually for the first time under the auspices of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from November 21 – 22 with the theme Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All. The G20 focused mainly on resolving the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. G20 leaders have committed to “leading the […]

The key points of the decriminalization of marijuana approved in Mexico’s upper chamber.

Mexico might be the third country after Uruguay and Canada to legalize the consumption of cannabis. Mexico’s Senate approved with 82 votes in favour, 18 against y seven abstentions the Law to Regulate the Consumption of Cannabis. Although the Chamber of Deputies (Lower Chamber) still needs to discuss and approve the decriminalization of recreational or […]

Post-COVID world needs ‘outrageously bold’ vision – Nobel winner Yunus

By Emma Batha Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus called on Wednesday for “outrageously bold” thinking to reshape post-COVID society, including the creation of a new type of bank to help millions of workers whose livelihoods have been hammered by the pandemic. The Bangladeshi economist, nicknamed “banker to the poor”, said the crisis presented an opportunity to […]

Half aid workers report racism at work in past year – poll

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Half of aid workers have experienced racism at work in the past year, with staff and activists saying agencies are failing to combat discrimination in their ranks, a global survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and aid consultancy Aid Works found. An online survey of 286 aid […]

Banco Mundial pide a líderes de G20 ser “audaces” para reducir deuda

Por Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, 28 oct (Reuters) – Los líderes del grupo de las 20 economías más importantes deberían actuar rápida y decisivamente para reducir la deuda de las naciones con elevadas cargas que les ponen en riesgo de afrontar “una década pérdida” en desarrollo, dijo el miércoles la economista jefa de Banco Mundial, Carmen […]

U.S. rejection plunges WTO leadership into uncertainty

By Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global watchdog’s next director-general. Three WTO ambassadors, charged with finding a successor to Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, had decided that […]

Bolivian judge scraps arrest warrant against former leader Morales

By Daniel Ramos LA PAZ (Reuters) – A Bolivian judge annulled on Monday an arrest warrant for exiled former president Evo Morales, clearing the way for him to return to his home country without facing the risk of detention. Bolivian prosecutors in December of last year issued the warrant on allegations of sedition and terrorism […]

Chile embarks on path to new constitution after referendum

By Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chileans will begin the process of penning a new constitution on Monday following a landslide vote that saw millions of citizens in the world´s top copper producer vote in favor of rewriting its rulebook. More than 7.5 million of 14.97 eligible Chileans voted in a referendum on Sunday, the […]