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In Uruguay, experts discuss how to attract foreign investment in Latin America.

 06/22/2017 - 05:37
Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.
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Financial experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay agreed that investment trends worldwide and in Latin America depend on new factors, including worker training and interaction by governments.

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Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.

Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico

 06/22/2017 - 04:55
US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

This way, Mexico will have to pay much less money. And that's good, Right?", Trump said during a rally in Iowa.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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US President Donald J. Trump arrives to a rally at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, 21 June 2017. Trump spoke on his idea to build a solar wall along the US Southern border and on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). EPA/TANNEN MAURY

A friendly game of ping pong during the SPiN Launch Party at the One Liberty Observation Deck

 06/13/2017 - 16:40
SPiN Philadelphia held their launch party at the One Liberty Observation Deck Monday evening.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

[OP-ED]: What really happened to coal?

 06/12/2017 - 08:58
Even if environmental regulation and climate change didn’t exist, the coal industry would have faced intense pressures to change and adapt. Government isn’t killing the coal industry. “Progress is the culprit,” concludes Kolstad’s study.
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 The coal-mining jobs that President Trump thinks were destroyed by government regulation -- adopted to combat air pollution and global warming -- were actually lost to old-fashioned competition from other American firms and workers. Eastern coal mines lost market share to Western coal, which was cheaper. And natural gas grew at coal’s expense because it had low costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Even if environmental regulation and climate change didn’t exist, the coal industry would have faced intense pressures to change and adapt. Government isn’t killing the coal industry. “Progress is the culprit,” concludes Kolstad’s study.

[OP-ED]: The messy reality of global warming

 06/07/2017 - 10:10
Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 
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There was no need for President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement to achieve his goal of overturning the Obama administration’s global warming policy. This had already occurred through court rulings and executive orders, which effectively halted higher vehicle fuel economy standards (up to 54.5 miles per gallon) and ended the Clean Power Plan program, which pushed electric utilities to shift away from coal.

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Based on present technology and knowledge, we don’t know how to solve global warming. There is no obvious way to eliminate our pervasive dependence on fossil fuels without plunging the world into a prolonged depression and inviting widespread civil strife. 

"Make Our Planet Great Again": world reacts to Trump pulling out of Paris Climate Deal

 06/02/2017 - 04:39
US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

There has been widespread international condemnation after President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Mr Trump said the accord punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs.

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US President Donald J. Trump announces that the US is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30am
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

Trump Likely to Withdraw US from Paris Climate Deal

 05/31/2017 - 09:10
A demonstrator holds a protest banner, during the 'No G7' protest march at the G7 summit in Giardini Naxos, near Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, 27 May 2017. Heads of States and Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, meet in Taormina, Italy, from 26 to 27 May 2017 for a summit titled 'Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust'. EFE/EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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White House sources have reportedly revealed that Donald Trump is to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the landmark 2015 climate change accord that committed nearly every nation to take action to curb the warming of the planet. 

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A demonstrator holds a protest banner, during the 'No G7' protest march at the G7 summit in Giardini Naxos, near Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, 27 May 2017. Heads of States and Governments of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, meet in Taormina, Italy, from 26 to 27 May 2017 for a summit titled 'Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust'. EFE/EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Juanes: "I feel like an artist from Medellin for the world"

 05/11/2017 - 04:30
Colombian singer Juanes presents his most recent album "My plans are amarte" in Medellín, Colombia, on May 9, 2017. EFE/FREDY AMARILES

With his seventh studio album - "Mis planes son amarte" (My plans are to love you) - which goes on sale Friday, Juanes is seeking to convert his fans from the idea of just listening to hit singles and sit down to experience an album from beginning to end.

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Colombian singer Juanes presents his most recent album "My plans are amarte" in Medellín, Colombia, on May 9, 2017. EFE/FREDY AMARILES

Flying Brooms: Economic crisis, infidelity keep Mexican witchcraft alive

 05/09/2017 - 02:29
Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz
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The economic crisis and marital infidelity are keeping such witchcraft practices as Santeria, shamanism and spiritualism alive in Mexico, as shown by the sale of articles said to possess the power to drive away poverty and keep a lover from wandering.

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Esoteric items at the market of Sonora in Mexico City, Mexico on Apr. 28, 2017. EFE/Alex Cruz

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