Day: August 18, 2020

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Lack of Human Capital is Holding Back Latin America’s Growth — Global Issues

Opinionwashington Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) – In 1990, Latin America’s average GDP per capita was a little over a quarter of the United States’ income level, while emerging and developing Asian countries’ GDP per capita was only 5 percent. In 2019, Asian countries had grown fourfold, but Latin […]

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China defends detention of Uighur model in Xinjiang

A Uighur fashion model who filmed himself handcuffed to a bed in an epidemic prevention centre in Xinjiang was lawfully detained, Chinese officials have said. Merdan Ghappar sent video of himself, and a series of accompanying text messages, to his family in February. They were passed to the BBC and published earlier this month. The […]

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Another old-economy trade fight with Trump looms, but services matter much more than aluminum

Article content continued All the momentum in trade is in services, which represented 24 per cent of total trade in 2019, compared with 19 per cent in 1995, according to a report published this week by Western Union Business Solutions and Oxford Economics. Those numbers are based on official statistics, which tend to undervalue services […]

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