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In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Apr 29, 2016

In landmark victory for the LGBT community, Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

Colombia became the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalized it on Thursday. #Brazil #NewsTracker #Same-sex marriage #LGBT #Argentina #Uruguay #Latin America #Mexico #Colombia
Brazil lawmakers begin vote crucial to Rousseff political fate | Reuters

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil lawmakers begin vote crucial to Rousseff political fate | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress began voting on Sunday on whether to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in a fiercely contested ballot that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's largest economy. With 100 votes cast, 73 congressmen voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 27 voted against or abstained. #Politics #Brazil #markets #Crime #United Kingdom #Latin America
Brazil lawmakers begin vote crucial to Rousseff political fate | Reuters

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil lawmakers begin vote crucial to Rousseff political fate | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress began voting on Sunday on whether to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in a fiercely contested ballot that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's largest economy. With 100 votes cast, 73 congressmen voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 27 voted against or abstained. #Politics #United States #India #Brazil #science #Latin America
Top European powers join forces to clamp down on tax evasion | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Top European powers join forces to clamp down on tax evasion | Reuters

WASHINGTON Europe's biggest nations launched a joint scheme on Thursday to clamp down on tax evasion and corruption, responding to revelations of the rich and powerful stashing money in far-away tax havens in the so-called Panama Papers. "In the future, nobody should be able to hide behind complex legal structures," German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said as he unveiled the initiative. #India #Business #Technology #France #Latin America
Top European powers join forces to clamp down on tax evasion | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Top European powers join forces to clamp down on tax evasion | Reuters

WASHINGTON Europe's biggest nations launched a joint scheme on Thursday to clamp down on tax evasion and corruption, responding to revelations of the rich and powerful stashing money in far-away tax havens in the so-called Panama Papers. "In the future, nobody should be able to hide behind complex legal structures," German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said as he unveiled the initiative. #India #Business #Technology #France #Latin America
Panama agrees to adopt global tax reporting standards - OECD head | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Panama agrees to adopt global tax reporting standards - OECD head | Reuters

WASHINGTON Panama has decided to adopt international tax reporting standards, OECD chief Jose Angel Gurria said on Thursday, calling the turnaround the beneficial impact of the Panama Papers controversy. "We have just received information that a few minutes ago they went public with a pronouncement saying that they would join the common reporting standards," Gurria told a news conference during the IMF and World Bank spring meetings. "If that is the case and they do it in whole, that is very good news indeed and we would welcome that move #Business #Technology #Europe #United Kingdom #Latin America #article #Panama
Panama agrees to adopt global tax reporting standards - OECD head | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Panama agrees to adopt global tax reporting standards - OECD head | Reuters

WASHINGTON Panama has decided to adopt international tax reporting standards, OECD chief Jose Angel Gurria said on Thursday, calling the turnaround the beneficial impact of the Panama Papers controversy. "We have just received information that a few minutes ago they went public with a pronouncement saying that they would join the common reporting standards," Gurria told a news conference during the IMF and World Bank spring meetings. "If that is the case and they do it in whole, that is very good news indeed and we would welcome that move #Business #Technology #Europe #United Kingdom #Latin America #article #Panama
Trafficking victims in Britain suffer mental health problems - experts | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Trafficking victims in Britain suffer mental health problems - experts | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of human trafficking in Britain suffer from severe mental health problems as a result of the abuse they experienced and need adequate support from health services to help them recover, experts said on Thursday. Nearly 80 percent of women and 40 percent of men who have been trafficked in Britain reported high levels of depression, anxiety and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they wrote in a study in the American Journal of Public Health #Business #Middle East #Africa #Latin America #opinion
Trafficking victims in Britain suffer mental health problems - experts | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Trafficking victims in Britain suffer mental health problems - experts | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of human trafficking in Britain suffer from severe mental health problems as a result of the abuse they experienced and need adequate support from health services to help them recover, experts said on Thursday. Nearly 80 percent of women and 40 percent of men who have been trafficked in Britain reported high levels of depression, anxiety and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they wrote in a study in the American Journal of Public Health #Business #Middle East #Africa #Latin America #opinion
Celebrity U.S. presidential picks prompt alliances, rifts | Reuters

Apr 15, 2016

Celebrity U.S. presidential picks prompt alliances, rifts | Reuters

NEW YORK Pop star Demi Lovato is jazzed about Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. #social media #Sports #United States #Middle East #Latin America #opinion #article