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(Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden said Friday’s “grim” jobs report shows the economic recovery is stalling and warned the “dark winter” ahead would exacerbate the pain unless the U.S. Congress passes a coronavirus relief bill immediately. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden gestures to reporters as he departs after announcing members of his economic policy team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 1, 2020. Earlier this week, he unveiled his economic team, led by his nominee for Treasury secretary, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Transition spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that Biden would announce more positions early next week, including members of his public health team. Trump, a Republican who has still refused to concede to Biden, is scheduled to headline a rally with Perdue and Loeffler on Saturday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Friday’s, Leah Millis, ” Biden, Biden, Donald Trump’s, Jeff Zients, Obama, , Janet Yellen, , Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jen Psaki, Mike Pence, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Perdue, Loeffler Organizations: U.S, Congress, REUTERS, Democratic, National Association for, Advancement of Colored People, Black voters, The League, United Latin American, America, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Human Services, Management, of Economic Advisers, Centers for Disease Control, Republican U.S, U.S . Senate, Trump, Republican Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, U.S, Wilmington , Delaware, , Mexican, Georgia, Atlanta
And they need more to come early next year,” said Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20. A government report on Friday showed the labor market slowing in November as the COVID-19 pandemic eclipsed its levels of the spring. Congress is going to need to act again in January,” Biden told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. PRESSURE FOR DIVERSITYBiden, who earlier this week unveiled his economic team, faces intensifying pressure from congressional allies and advocacy groups to make ethnically diverse picks for the remaining slots in his administration. Transition spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that Biden would announce more positions early next week, including members of his public health team.
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And they need more to come early next year,” said Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20. A government report on Friday showed the labor market slowing in November as the COVID-19 pandemic eclipsed its levels of the spring. Congress is going to need to act again in January,” Biden told reporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. PRESSURE FOR DIVERSITYBiden, who earlier this week unveiled his economic team, faces intensifying pressure from congressional allies and advocacy groups to make ethnically diverse picks for the remaining slots in his administration. Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has said his office found no evidence of widespread fraud.
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Business Insider has the breakdown of the year-over-year change in compensation for all Wall Street divisions. The results are part of Options Group's 2020/2021 Global Financial Markets Overview & Compensation Report, part of which was shared with Business Insider. Read more: Headhunters lay out what bonus season could look like this year for Wall Street tradersTo be sure, it's been a good year across Wall Street. Read more: Wall Street job cuts are back — here's the latest on what Goldman Sachs and other big banks are doingAnd then there are those who aren't making the cut. Here's Option Group's prediction on how much Wall Street compensation will increase in 2020, along with how much they've grown since 2016.
Persons: Michael Karp, Wall, Read, Morgan Stanley, Karp, it's, Young, Goldman Sachs, That's, they've Organizations: Options Group, Wall, Business, Wall Street Locations: EMEA, Asia, Latin America, aren't
Trump’s Lesson for the Media - The New York Times
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Jorge Ramos | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Of all the reporters who were there, only MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt and ABC News’s Tom Llamas defended me against Mr. Trump. I was soon allowed to return to the room, where I was finally able to ask Mr. Trump some questions. And yet, strangely and dangerously, the incident failed to shift the media’s obsessive coverage of Mr. Trump, which over time normalized his rude, abusive and xenophobic behavior. He insisted that he would build a border wall between Mexico and the United States — and that Mexico would pay for it. And yet the attitudes and behaviors that came to define Mr. Trump as president were already visible in 2015.
Persons: Kasie Hunt, Tom, Trump, David Gergen, That’s, , Barack Obama “ doesn’t, Trump’s Organizations: ABC, Mr, New York Times, United, United States —, Islamic Locations: Mexico, United States, Islamic State, Latin America
Radio Disney, Launching Pad for Young Stars, Will Shut Down Next Year
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Allyson Waller | ) sentiment -0.69   time to read: +1 min
Radio Disney, the nationwide radio network that entertained young listeners for more than two decades and helped jump-start the music careers of Disney Channel stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez, is set to end operations early next year, Disney’s television division announced on Thursday. The move is part of Disney’s increasing focus on its streaming platform, Disney+, and its television channels, according to Disney Branded Television. In September, Disney laid off thousands of employees at its U.S. theme parks, and on Thursday more than a hundred people, including some senior executives, were laid off across Walt Disney Television, a Disney spokeswoman said. Radio Disney Country, which debuted in 2015 as a digital-only platform, will also cease operations. Radio Disney in Latin America, which is separate from the U.S. operations, will not be affected.
Persons: Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez Organizations: Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Branded Television, Consumers, Walt Disney Television, Radio Disney Country, Radio Disney Locations: Latin America, U.S
And thanks to climate change, experts warn, Central America will have to brace for stronger storm impacts in the future – as well as higher economic damages, unless they prepare. Hurricane Eta alone caused up to $5.5 billion in damage in Central America, the Inter-American Development Bank said, while the impact of Iota has not yet been determined. “We have more energy embedded in the oceans, and 90% from climate change,” said Belizean meteorologist Carlos Fuller, the lead climate change negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States. Iota for example spun from a 70 mile-per-hour (113 km-per-hour) tropical storm to a 160-mph (257-kph) Category 5 hurricane in 36 hours. This year, a record-tying two tropical storms were swirling over the Atlantic in May, before the season’s June 1 start.
Persons: Jorge Cabrera, Raul Quib, , Luis Miguel Galindo, Galindo, Carlos Fuller, Hurricane Harvey, Sally, Jim Kossin, Kossin, Philip Klotzbach, ” Klotzbach, Susan Lozier, Anna Wellenstein, “ Rice, Fuller, , Alejandro Giammattei, Sanimtaca Organizations: GUATEMALA CITY, REUTERS, Reuters, Iota, Hurricane, Inter, American Development Bank, Mexico’s UNAM, United Nations, Alliance of Small, National Oceanic, Atmospheric Administration, Colorado State University, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Sciences, Northern, Bank, Central Locations: HAVANA, GUATEMALA, Tela, Honduras, Central America, Latin America, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Guatemalan, Alta Verapaz, America, Caribbean, Texas, Sanimtaca, American, Canada
Vitol pays $135 million to resolve U.S. allegations of oil bribes in Latin America
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Tom Hals | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured in front of the Vitol Group trading commodities company building in Geneva October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoThe prosecutor said $45 million of the total payment would go to Brazilian authorities to resolve allegations in that country. In exchange for the bribes, Vitol obtained information regarding what competitors were bidding for trading Petrobras oil. Brazilian prosecutors announced in late 2018 that they were investigating Petrobras’ oil deals with trading houses, including the world’s biggest oil traders - Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore. Vitol is the world’s largest independent oil trader, trading some 8 million barrels of oil a day.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Vitol Organizations: Reuters, U.S ., Vitol, REUTERS, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Petrobras, Vitol SA, U.S Locations: Brazil, U.S, Brooklyn, Geneva
FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured in front of the Vitol Group trading commodities company building in Geneva October 4, 2011. Vitol, run out of London, is the world’s largest independent oil trader, trading some 8 million barrels of oil a day. The energy trader will pay the Department of Justice (DOJ) a criminal penalty of $135 million to resolve the probes. Prosecutors said the bribes went to employees at Mexico’s state-run Pemex and Ecuadorian state oil company Petroecuador. Brazilian prosecutors announced in late 2018 that they were investigating Petrobras’ oil deals with trading houses, including the world’s biggest oil traders - Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, “ Vitol, Seth DuCharme, Vitol, , Russell Hardy, MEXICO Vitol, Prosecutors, Pemex, Michael “ Mike ” Loya, Loya, Trafigura Organizations: Reuters, U.S ., U.S . Department of Justice, Vitol, REUTERS, of, of Justice, Futures Trading Commission, DOJ, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Petrobras, FBI Locations: Brazil, Geneva, Swiss, London, Ecuador, Mexico, Eastern, of New York, ECUADOR, MEXICO, Mexico’s, U.S
And human rights advocates like Silva say that more than 114,000 Spaniards have disappeared since the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. And human rights organizations are calling on the government to officially recognize the disappeared as victims and create a record of truth. “The Spanish government has a debt, and we are the ones who are really maintaining a relationship with the families of the victims,” Silva said. It wants human rights organizations to act as go-betweens. The Argentine judge used the legal principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows a country to investigate and prosecute human rights crimes that happened in other countries.
Persons: Emilio Silva, Francisco Franco, , Silva, , ” Silva, — Emilio Silva Faba —, Emilio Núñez —, Silva’s, Silva Faba, Franco, , Augusto Pinochet, Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, ” Carracedo, Bahar, ” Bahar, Luis Suárez, ” Purificación López, López, Álvaro López Ruíz Organizations: Association for, NBC News, New York, Court, Argentine, U.S, Amnesty, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Spanish, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, America, Bridgeport , Connecticut, New York, Chilean, Argentine, United States, Portugal, Valdecaballeros, Badajoz
Chinese money brokers based in Mexico “have come to dominate international money laundering markets,” U.S. prosecutors said in a Sept. 24 sentencing memorandum for Gan’s case. Reuters spoke to more than a dozen law enforcement officials, diplomats, lawyers and sources familiar with the Gan case or Chinese money laundering techniques. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement arm, have warned about the expanding web of Chinese crime groups laundering drug money. “It’s the most sophisticated form of money laundering that’s ever existed,” one of the U.S. sources familiar with the investigation said. That allows the Chinese money brokers, in turn, to charge traffickers nominal fees of just a few percentage points.
Persons: Gan Xianbing, Yahir, Gan, Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman, Europol, Haiping, Glenn Seiden, Aaron Schwartz, Pan Haiping, Gan’s, Pan, Long, Washington, , , Lim Seok Pheng, Lim, John F, Cash, Pan Emi, Manning, Donald Im, ” Im, Im, expats, Prosecutors Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, U.S, Homeland Security, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S . Department of, Treasury, U.S . Treasury, U.S . Drug Enforcement Administration, Jalisco New, International Airport, Ministry, Singapore, New, Kennedy International, Security, Prosecutors, U.S ., Bank of China, Pan, , DEA, Financial Intelligence Unit Locations: GUADALAJARA, Chinese, Chicago, Guayabal, Veracruz, Gan, U.S, United States, China, Mexico, Beijing, Washington, Hong Kong, The U.S, Guadalajara, Sinaloa, Mexican, Europe, Illinois, Virginia, Oregon, Jalisco, CHINA, New York, MEXICO, Wenzhou, Latin America, Colombia, Peru, Colombian, Mexico’s
5G delivers more data at faster speeds but at considerably higher energy costs for telecom providers — and ultimately their customers too. Though the race is on to deploy 5G network infrastructure, telecom providers recognize that power costs are rising for 5G gear such as base stations and massive antenna arrays. Expected stepsWhat can and should telecom providers do to help manage and contain 5G energy costs? As 5G gains critical mass, Vertiv estimates 5G will increase total network energy consumption 150 to 170% by 2026. The industry will also turn to third-party experts to help monitor and manage its rising 5G-deployment energy costs.
Persons: Peter Drucker, there's Organizations: Vertiv, IDC, Telecom, Insider Studios Locations: Columbus , Ohio, American, Europe, Latin America, Vertiv
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean is likely to plunge by around 50% in 2020, as the region struggles to confront the coronavirus pandemic, a U.N. agency said in a report issued on Wednesday. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Latin America had received $161 billion in foreign direct investment in 2019, a 7.8% drop from 2019. The agency said policies designed to attract foreign direct investment have been successful in helping bolster some industries in the past decade. “[Foreign direct investment] offers great opportunities to move towards a new sustainable economy ”, said the agency’s chief, Alicia Barcena. Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru received the majority of foreign direct investment in 2019 - and have been among the hardest hit by coronavirus in 2020.
Persons: Alicia Barcena, Organizations: Economic Commission, Latin, coronavirus Locations: SANTIAGO, Latin America, Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States’ anti-drug policy in Latin America needs to change if Washington is to effectively combat a problem worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. congressional commission will say in a bipartisan report coming out this week. The 117-page report urges “smarter” interagency policies led by the U.S. State Department to reduce the supply of dangerous drugs. “An increasingly complex threat requires a more agile, adaptive long-term strategy,” the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission said in the report, seen by Reuters ahead of its release. For example, some efforts to eradicate production of coca have moved production, and associated violence, to new communities. And law enforcement efforts targeting drug-gang leaders, or kingpins, have at times fractured drug cartels, leading to more violence as gang members fight for control.
Persons: , Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, United, U.S . State Department, Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission, Reuters, Democratic, Republican, Representatives, Venezuela Locations: United States, Latin America, Washington, U.S, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba
Pro-abortion activist Lupita Ruiz poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters, in Mexico City, Mexico November 11, 2020. Catalina Martinez, director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy organization, said Argentina’s example inspired protests across Latin America. Outrage at worsening gender violence in Latin America, where the number of femicides has doubled in five years, has also spread awareness of the abortion rights movement and fueled demands for recognition of women’s rights in a conservative, male-dominated society. As in the United States, where conservatives have made gains in restricting a woman’s right to an abortion, there is pushback in Latin America against the calls for greater liberalization. To Briceno, Brazil’s shift to the right under Bolsonaro, who has vowed to veto any pro-abortion bills, was a reminder to push even harder for abortion rights.
Persons: Lupita Ruiz, Toya Sarno Jordan, Ruiz, , , Pope Francis’s, Catalina Martinez, Catalina Calderon, Calderon, ” Calderon, Jair Bolsonaro, Pope, Alberto Fernandez, ” Fernandez, Mexico’s, Wendy Briceno, Anita Pena, Bolsonaro Organizations: MEXICO CITY, Reuters, REUTERS, El, Catholic, Center for Reproductive Rights, Equality, Argentine Episcopal Conference, Catholic Church, Guttmacher Institute, Corporacion Miles Locations: MEXICO, BUENOS AIRES, Chiapas, Mexico, Mexico City, America, El Salvador, Brazil, Uruguay, Cuba, Argentine, Caribbean, Latin America, United States, Argentina, U.S, Sonora, Oaxaca, Sonoran, Chile, Colombia, Chilean
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season came to an end Monday after shattering records and causing devastation across North America. An average Atlantic hurricane season — which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30 — has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. "The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ramped up quickly and broke records across the board," acting NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs said in a summary released last week. Asked whether there could be more record hurricane seasons, he said: "We're certainly going to have ups and downs. He warned people to take hurricane season seriously from beginning to end and to know that a season can extend beyond an official end date.
Persons: Matthew Rosencrans, Rosencrans, It's, , Neil Jacobs, Storm Wilfred, Kerry Emanuel, Laura, Emanuel Organizations: National Oceanic, Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, National Weather Service, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hurricane Iota, Hurricane Eta, Iota Locations: North America, Louisiana, United States, Nicaragua
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The crowds that bade farewell to Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires on Thursday were in keeping with the devotion Latin America has reserved for the passing of its sporting and artistic idols, from Brazilian Formula 1 great Ayrton Senna to Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Many more are expected to line the streets to salute the coffin as it travels to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital later on Thursday. Such public outpourings of grief are common in Latin America, where sport and the arts carry an exaggerated importance. “They are national figures because people feel they capture the essence of what it is to be from say Argentina or Brazil. Eleven years later, there was widespread commotion after Formula 1 driver Senna was killed in an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix.
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Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, November 19. Hide Caption 10 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People shop at an outside market in Berlin on October 27. Hide Caption 62 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker disinfects a public school in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 5. Hide Caption 65 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Elementary school students walk to class in Godley, Texas, on August 5. The shelter, which hosts 470 asylum seekers, was placed in isolation after a pregnant resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Maradona, football legend, was a champion of Latin America's left
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Sarah Marsh | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
HAVANA (Reuters) - Argentina football legend Diego Maradona said his hero, late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro - whom he considered a “second father” and whose face he had tattooed on his leg - once urged him to go into politics. “Everything Fidel does, everything Chavez does for me is the best (that can be done),” Maradona said on Chavez’s weekly television show in 2007. Tedeschi recalls the time Maradona knocked on his door and proposed a spontaneous visit to Castro. “They would always talk about politics - Diego was really interested in politics,” said Tedeschi, adding that Castro would also pay spontaneous visits to his Havana home. The terrorist mafia of Miami!”As such, Maradona was also a propaganda tool for Latin America’s leftist leaders, said Tedeschi.
Persons: Diego Maradona, Fidel Castro, , Diego Armando Maradona, Cubadebate, Castro, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Fidel, Chavez, ” Maradona, , Maradona, Alfredo Tedeschi, Morales, Tedeschi, Diego, George W, Bush, “ Diego, Bruno Rodriguez, ” Morales, Nicolas Maduro, Peronist Cristina Fernandez, “ Fidel, Cristina, ” Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS Maradona, Argentina, Reuters, Cuban, Argentine TV, ” Cuba’s, Twitter, Maduro, Bolivian, La, FIFA, Argentine, Clarin, Peronist Locations: HAVANA, Argentina, Cuban, Argentine, Havana, Handout, Latin America, United States, Buenos Aires, Soviet Union, Cuba, Belgium, , Miami, Venezuelan, U.S, La Paz, Diego
Now that he’s been voted out of office, immigration experts and advocates say his actions, including policy changes that took place at an “unprecedented” pace, will take some time for a new administration in the middle of an ongoing pandemic to undo. Three people involved in crafting Biden's immigration platform have told NBC News that the changes will be hard-fought and that they may not happen all at once. Overall, the institute estimates Trump made more than 400 executive actions to change the immigration system, at an "unprecedented" pace. Garcia said while policy change takes time, narrative change and the image projected by America are also critical. “There’s already an expression of relief in border communities and families for potential change,” he said.
Persons: Donald Trump, he’s, ” Muzaffar Chishti, Joe Biden, Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, Chishti, Trump, Obama, Fernando Garcia, Garcia, , , ” Chishti, it’s, “ There’s Organizations: Migration Policy Institute, NBC News, , Trump, Border Network, Human Rights Locations: Mexico, Central, America
(Reuters) - President-Elect Joe Biden faces a challenging task fulfilling his foreign policy vision of the United States reclaiming its global leadership role after years in which the country stepped back and rival powers like China stepped in. “It’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” he told a news briefing in Wilmington, Delaware. “Biden, to the extent he reinforces those norms and institutions, will help shore up America’s position,” St. Lawrence University history professor Howard Eissenstat said. China has assumed a larger global role, ranging from multilateral institutions to assisting development in Africa and Latin America. Over the past four years, the United States has taken steps to withdraw from the World Health Organization and pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, “ It’s, , Trump, “ Biden, Howard Eissenstat, WORLD Biden, Obama’s, it’s, Randall Schriver, Vladimir Putin, Mike Pompeo, that’s, Pompeo Organizations: America, Republican, Washington, Trump, Lawrence University, WORLD, World Health Organization, , Islamic, Fox News, State Department Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, United States, China, America, Wilmington , Delaware, Paris, ” St, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Iran, Hong Kong, South China, Tehran, United States of America, Syria
Now in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, they see the drops falling from the sky with terror. A man walks on the beach after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Bilwi, Nicaragua on November 17, 2020. But the lasting damage of Hurricanes Eta and Iota are a reminder that climate change is a growing driver of migration, too. Rescuers navigate a flooded road in a boat after the passing of Hurricane Iota in La Lima, Honduras, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. "Central America and Honduras are among the regions in the world most affected by climate change," Honduran president Hernández said.
Persons: Hurricane, Miriam Aguilar, Maria Angélica Milla, Milla, Mark Connolly, Mirza Yolany Valdez, Leonardo Pineda, San Pedro Sula, CNN he's, Pineda, Steve McAndrew, Red, Alejandro Giammattei, Juan Orlando Hernández, Giammattei, Hernández Organizations: Mexico City, CNN, Central, Hurricane Eta, Hurricane Iota, Eta and Iota, Mercy Corps, Hurricanes Eta, Honduran NGO, Iota, Red Cross Locations: Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Guatemala City, Hurricane, Bilwi, San Pedro Sula, San Pdro Sula, Honduran, San Pedro, La Lima, Americas, Guatemalan, Central America, America
Learning Spanish can seem like a huge undertaking, especially when there are so many platform options. Below is a list of the best courses, apps, and books to learn Spanish, depending on your learning preferences and time commitment. Luckily, you can start learning Spanish in the comfort of your home from a wide assortment of apps, online classes, and books. For the learner with no timeDuolingo is a well-known free language app that's great for beginners. For the person with no one to converse withBusuu is a comprehensive language learning app with a big community of speakers.
Persons: Read, it's, you've, Babbel, Stone, You'll, you'll, Barbara Bregstein Organizations: UC Davis, Universitat Politècnica de Locations: Spain, Latin America, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Danone restructures business to meet new goals, plans to become 'local first'
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
The world's largest yoghurt company announced its intention ahead of an online investor meeting, the first in a series of updates covering plans announced last month. To ensure decisions are pushed down to a local level, Danone International will be organized under five zones - Europe, Asia/Africa and Middle East, Greater China and Oceania, CIS and Turkey and Latin America. In addition to giving local business units more autonomy, the company announced six additions to its executive committee and forecast 1 billion euros ($1.19 billion) in cost savings by 2023, including a 20% reduction in overhead costs. It would also target a mid-term recurring operating margin at a mid-to-high teen level, targeting 15% in 2022. The maker of Activia yoghurt and Evian water reiterated its 2020 full-year guidance for 14% recurring operating margin and the delivery of 1.8 billion euro free cash flow.
Organizations: Danone SA, Danone International, Evian Locations: Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Greater China, Oceania, CIS, Turkey, Latin America, China
Opinion | Biden Can Inspire Latin America
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Jorge G. Castañeda | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
But he might also insist that Raúl Castro cooperate with Washington and the rest of Latin America, especially Colombia, in finding a solution to the dramatic Venezuelan crisis. The latter is perhaps the most delicate issue for Mr. Biden in Latin America. Mr. Biden has both the interest and capability of moving forward, especially if progressive Democrats in Congress push him in that direction. Mr. Biden inspires Latin America by advocating the values the United States should stand for: human rights, democracy, fighting corruption, managing climate change. Jorge G. Castañeda is the author of “America Through Foreign Eyes.” He is a professor at NYW and acontributing opinion writer and covers Latin American politics and culture.
Persons: Biden, Obama, Raúl Castro, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro, Bolsonaro, Jorge G, Castañeda Organizations: Chavismo, Trump, New York, Facebook, Twitter Locations: United States, Cuba, Havana, Washington, America, Colombia, Latin America, Venezuela, China, Argentine, Brazil
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