Daily Archives: April 24, 2019

China in Latin America: The US Loses its “Backyard” – By Internationalist 360

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China formally invited Latin America to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative in January 2018, during its meeting with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Santiago, Chile, where the Chinese and Venezuelan chancellors shook hands. Since then, 16 countries in the region have expressed their intention to be part of this trade connection project and have signed agreements to do so.

In addition to Venezuela, which is Beijing’s strategic ally in the construction of the multipolar world, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, Chile and Guyana have also signed trade agreements.

The global scale plan that began in 2013 with President Xi Jinping’s public announcement, envisages the strengthening of infrastructure, trade and investment between the Asian giant and approximately 65 countries, comprising 62% of the world’s population and 75% of the world’s known energy reserves.

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14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed – By Garrett M. Graff | WIRED

Author: Garrett M. Graff | WIRED

Robert Mueller’s final 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election — and Donald Trump’s apparent attempts to obstruct justice along the way — takes some time to read fully. On close examination, it turns out to be a deeply compelling document, full of tantalizing revelations and details.

Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada called the Mueller Report “the best book by far on the workings of the Trump presidency.” New York Times columnist Ross Douthat said the report is “a more rigorous, capacious version” of Michael Wolff’s bestseller Fire and Fury. Its two volumes paint a picture of Donald Trump as deeply narcissistic and incompetent, alternately conned and ignored by everyone around him.

Nearly every page of the report contains fresh insights, even to those who have closely followed the ins and outs of this complex, multifaceted investigation. But assuming you didn’t spend your Easter and Passover holiday weekend plowing through it, here are some key tidbits that recent headlines have overlooked:          Continue reading

Elder Abuse Prevention  – By Annan Boodram & Hiram K. Rampersaud

Elder Abuse Prevention – by The Caribbean Voice

When the caregivers are their children, elders may feel ashamed that their children are inflicting harm on them or they just may not want their children to get into trouble.

Elder self-neglect is defined as the “inability, due to physical or mental impairment or diminished capacity, to perform essential self-care.” This includes an inability to maintain basic daily necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, or medical care, or to manage financial affairs. Neglect is when caregivers (official or unofficial) do not ensure such care or do so in a manner that leaves much to be desired.

Elder neglect or self-neglect warning signs may include unusual weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration; untreated physical problems, such as bed sores; unsanitary living conditions such as dirt, bugs, soiled bedding and clothes; not taking or being given regular baths or regular change of clothes; not wearing appropriate clothes for the weather and unsafe living conditions such as no running water or lack of food supply.      Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montreal – Annual Tea Party – June 9, 2019

Parbamel: Pre-Mother’s Day Breakfast Fundraising Event – Brooklyn NY – May 11, 2019

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