Elections/Legislation/Government

Latin America and Caribbean Face Greater Pandemic Vulnerabilities According to New Research Map

A new online map highlights vulnerabilities that countries face in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jubilee USA Network and LATINDADD, two groups working on pandemic response, published the new online database detailing growing challenges faced by developing countries due to the pandemic.  

The Shortwave Report 10/22/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211022.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From RUSSIA-  On his program called Going Underground Afshin Rattans

Kayaking protesters show up at Sen Manchin's yacht-AGAIN

On the 21st of October, protesters in kayaks returned to Senator Joe Manchin(D-W-Va)'s yacht for the second time this month. This was also the 2nd time this week they were at the Wharf. A police boat threatened to ram kayakers but back off when this bluff was called.

Video-Kayaks, the reckless police boat handling, and a speaker recounts Manchin whining about "noisy" protests 3 min 41 sec

Photo taken from the water

World Leaders and Development Banks Coordinate Investments to Fight Pandemic, Poverty and Climate Change

Heads of state, finance ministers and 450 public banks conclude two days of meetings for the second “Finance in Common Summit” in Rome. The summit focuses on agricultural development and previous commitments on COVID recovery, development and climate policies.

Activists show up twice in one day at Wharf near Sen Manchin's liveaboard houseboat

With Senator Manchin trying to torpedo the climate provisions of the budget bill, pro-Earth activists have decided to dog Manchin. Twice on Oct 18 they showed up at the sole entrance/exit from the dock where his houseboat is tied up, hoping to speak with him about the climate chaos he is promoting.

Video-birddogging and protecting Manchin twice in one day 56 sec

Evening rally on public property at only entrance to dock leading to Manchin's boat

Faith Communities around the Country and World call for a COVID Response that Prioritizes the Poor and the Planet

World leaders met for annual IMF, World Bank and G20 meetings. The IMF lowered economic growth projections for all countries, and downgraded United States growth projections for 2021.

The Shortwave Report 10/15/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211015.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From GERMANY-  A series of brief stories including protes

IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges

The IMF World Economic Outlook report lowered economic growth projections for wealthy and poor countries. The IMF forecasts 5.9% global economic growth.

"What's most striking is that we are looking at economies declining both in wealthy and poor countries," said Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network. "Because the pandemic is impacting so many developing economies, the United States and other wealthy economies face supply shortages."

The Shortwave Report 10/08/21 Listen Globally!

This week's show features stories from  France 24, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.http://www.outfarpress.com/swr211008.mp3   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {33MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)        From FRANCE- I wanted to find a story with details about what is in the P

Pandora Papers Reveal Financial Secrecy that Drains Resources from Poor Countries

An investigation into more than 11 million private financial documents show hundreds of public officials in 90 nations using schemes to hide wealth offshore and avoid taxes. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers in partnership with the Washington Post and 600 journalists in 116 countries.

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