MEXICO: US RELATIONS WORRY MEXICO OFFICIALS

Sada and Carriño: The new men in Washington

New ambassador to Washington named as anti-Mexican mood identified

Mexico has made another move to counter what it sees as anti-Mexican feelings in the United States, generated by the rise in popularity of Donald Trump, the Republic Party’s leading contender for U.S. president. As Trump continues to criticize American companies for investing in manufacturing in Mexico and to speak out in favor of a wall along the entire Mexico-U.S. border, the Mexican government has announced a new ambassador to the U.S. and a new public relations strategy. Read More →

YOU LIED- IPOB TELLS DSS : Announcement will create tension- FFK

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described as untrue the purported story by the Department of State Service, DSS, that five northerners were killed by its members. In a press statement made available to Latinoipress, the IPOB said the DSS had failed in their attempts to portray the movement as a violent and terrorist group. The statement in full reads- Read More →

THE DECLINE IN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICA- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the guest of the World at the Grenoble geopolitical Festival which took place from 16 to 19 March. The “Iron Lady” of Nigeria, 61, served two governments as Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006, under President Olusegun Obasanjo, then, from 2011 to 2015, under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan. Between these two positions, she was Executive Director of the World Bank. It now has a consulting business with Lazard and chairs the board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) based in Geneva, which has fifteen years of vaccination 500 million children. This interview is excerpted from his speech in the auditorium of the Festival of Grenoble. Read More →

NO-DRIVE RULE FOR ALL VEHICLES COMMENCES TUESDAY APRIL 5TH IN CDMX

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No exemptions for low-emission vehicles

All Mexico City vehicles will be subject to no-drive days once a week beginning tomorrow April 5th regardless of their emission levels. The new rules were announced March 30th by the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (Came) and come after a three-day pollution alert earlier last month. They will remain in effect until June 30. Read More →

NIGERIA: BIAFRA AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES (PART 1)

Human Rights: slovenia times

‘’ Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment- become the center of the Universe ‘’ Elie Wiesel.

Human rights violations and problems associated with them have been a subject of concern almost in every country on a daily basis. While the levels of violations are really alarming in some countries, it is not so in another, especially where there is a watch-dog agency that impedes any form of violation with strict opposition and even punishments to perpetrators. Read More →

MEXICO: BEEF PROCESSING PLANT WORLD’S LARGEST

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SuKarne’s Durango facility has capacity for 300,000 cattle.

President Enrique Peña Nieto recently opened what is being described as the world’s largest beef processing plant, a 10-billion-peso (US $580-million) facility in Tlahualilo, Durango.

The Agroparque Integradora SuKarne Lucero has the capacity to feed 300,000 head of cattle daily and will provide 3,552 direct jobs and 2,368 indirect. Read More →

Nigeria: Biafran lawyer files complaint with ICC on crimes against humanity. International Business Times (IBT)

A lawyer from the Amesterdam-based Prakken d’Oliveira law firm has filed a complaint with the International

Criminal Court (ICC) on alleged human right abuses against pro-Biafrans in south-eastern Nigeria. Göran Sluiter, who specialises in international criminal law, told IBTimes UK that his team interviewed dozens of people who had been victim of alleged abuses committed by the Nigerian government, including murder, unlawful imprisonment, torture and enforced disappearance.

The complaint follows claims that since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015, violence against pro-Biafrans has allegedly intensified.

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Mexico: A thriving industry is still wary of cartels


Michoacán produces 8 out of every 10 avocados sold in U.S.
The avocado industry is as buoyant as ever for farmers in the state of Michoacán, but producers fear a resurgence of criminal groups in the state that may once again endanger their livelihood.

The Association of Avocado Producers, Packers and Exporters of Michoacán (Apeam) reports that the state produces more than half the avocados consumed in the world. Just in the town of Tancítaro, one of the main productive centers of the region, nine out of every 10 pesos can be traced back to avocado production.

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AFRICA: CRISIS LOOMS IN NIGERIA OIL SECTOR

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, may be facing hard economic crisis if its president Muhammadu Buhari fails to address the resurgence of militancy in the oil rich Delta area.

According to a report published by Daily Post Nigeria January 20th, the major oil refineries in the country have been shut down following bombings by militants.

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