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Europe would suspend biofuel subsidies
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Europe would suspend biofuel subsidies

The European Commission announced recently that it would propose the suspension of subsidies for biofuel crops, amid the growing controversy over that energy source. The European spokesman for agricultural matters, Michael Mann, said the EC would propose that member states suspend those subsidies, because it is not necessary to encourage […]

Tax havens: a system in the shadows
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Tax havens: a system in the shadows

Tax havens originated in the 20th Century. Characterised by secrecy and immunity, they are used to hide all types of illicit activities, from drug trafficking money, phantom companies to manipulated price transactions. Maisel Fernández Bolaños Today, the issue of tax havens in the international economy still needs some sort of […]

Fossil fuels still dominate… unfortunately
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Fossil fuels still dominate… unfortunately

While the world searches for more sustainable energy sources, some big companies are still driving forward the use of fossil fuels. Nicole Black One of these companies is the World Bank, which, the Sierra Club states on its website, has increased its fossil fuel lending by 400 percent since 2006. […]

Making money in times of hunger
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Making money in times of hunger

Today it is not just poor harvests, along with other effects of climate change, which have global food security up against the ropes. Katia Monteagudo Some experts say that speculation is one of the most powerful causes of the current volatility in basic food prices. They clearly, openly say that […]

The Havana Club war
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The Havana Club war

As with other high-quality Cuban products such as tobacco, for several years this rum has had to face attacks from foreign firms that discredit it in order to buy its legitimate ownership of the brand. Roberto F. Campos The most recent example of this battle is the case of Havana […]