Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Americas as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

North America: House passes Mexico, Canada trade deal

Although the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal was agreed a year ago, Democrats in the US Congress have insisted on its delay pending the inclusion of more safeguards for labor and the environment …

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Antigua and Barbuda: Visa waiver agreement with Russia

Nationals from Antigua and Barbuda and Russia may now visit each other’s countries without obtaining a visa and stay for a maximum of 90 days within any period of 180 days from their date of their entry …

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Guatemala: Minimum daily salary

The minimum salary in Guatemala amounts to Q …

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South America/EU: EU and Mercosur agree huge trade deal after 20-year talks

A huge trade deal has just been agreed between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur after 20 years of negotiations …

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Latin America: Latin American workforce swells by two million thanks to China

A recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) report has examined the impact of trade deals with China on jobs …

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Latin America: Arcos Dorados expects to employ more than 55,000 individuals in Latin America

The largest independent McDonald franchise, Arcos Dorados, has announced an intention to employ over 55,000 people in Latin America during 2019, an 8% increase in their employment numbers relative to 2018 …

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West Indies: CCJ declares Guyana’s cross-dressing Law Unconstitutional

The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that an archaic law in Guyana against “cross dressing” as a member of the opposite sex was unconstitutional …

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North America: US, Canada and Mexico just reached a sweeping new NAFTA deal

A deal has at last been concluded to replace the former NAFTA trade pact …

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Americas: US and Mexico reach a trade deal, paving the way to replace NAFTA

The US government has been picking up some pieces from the now defunct NAFTA agreement through bilateral talks with Mexico …

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Trinidad and Tobago: Judge rules homophobic laws unconstitutional

Being part of the LGBT community is likely to be decriminalised this Summer, following a successful legal challenge to the Sexual Offences Act last month …

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Dominican Republic: Diplomatic ties with China opens

The conclusion of a deal between the DR government and the Peoples’ Republic of China has resulted in the de-recognition of Taiwan by DR …

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North America: US threatened to terminate NAFTA

In recent talks the USA threatened to withdraw from its long-standing NAFTA trade agreement with Canada and Mexico – even though it would damage many of its industrial supply chains and farming businesses …

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Latin America/Caribbean: Corruption on the rise

A survey by the independent ‘Transparency International’ has found that one in three people paid a bribe to a public official in the last year …

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Cayman Islands: Data Protection Law

The Cayman Cabinet has set an implementation date of January 2019 for the introduction of its new Data Protection Law …

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Barbados: Increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has accepted a call by the country’s Barbados Private Sector Employers Association and four major trade unions later this month to discuss the 500% increase  in the National Social Responsibility Levy that became effective on July 1st …

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