two sons of ex-president of Panama sentenced to 3 years in prison

A New York court sentenced Luis Enrique and Ricardo Martinelli, sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, to three years in prison on Friday, May 20, accusing them of being at the origin of the corruption system set up in Panama. with the Brazilian multinational Odebrecht. Read alsoThe fall of Odebrecht, a giant of Brazilian … Read more

Six months firm against a seller of European goldfinches

A trafficker in European goldfinches, a protected species, was sentenced to six months in prison following his arrest at a flea market in Marseille. Read alsoSquats evacuated in Marseille: the sadness of a French scene The criminal court which ruled Thursday in immediate appearance also pronounced a ban for five years on the sale of … Read more

United States and Taiwan want to strengthen their economic ties

The United States and Taiwan have decided to strengthen their commercial relations which for the moment are not sealed by a bilateral agreement, the Biden administration announced on Friday. US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Taiwanese Minister John Deng met and “instructed their teams to explore concrete ways to deepen the U.S.-Taiwan trade and … Read more

the number of unemployment benefits paid is at its lowest since 1969

The number of jobless claimants in the United States in early May hit its lowest level since December 1969, but jobless claims have been climbing since early April, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. Read alsoCovid-19: the Canadian government wants to suspend unemployment benefits for those who have not been vaccinated From May 1 … Read more

the share of workers born outside the United States has returned to its 2019 level

The share of foreign-born workers in the U.S. workforce in 2021 returned to pre-pandemic 2019 levels as the country faces a significant labor shortage. “In 2021, the foreign-born share of the U.S. civilian workforce returned to pre-pandemic levels of 17.4% in 2019 from 17.0% in 2020”the Department of Labor (BLS) said in a statement on … Read more

US-sanctioned attorney general reappointed

Guatemala’s Attorney General Consuelo Porras was reappointed on Monday (May 16) by President Alejandro Giammattei for a new four-year term after the United States put her on a list of personalities “corrupt”. Read alsoMario Vargas Llosa: “Guatemala was the playground of the Americans” “I have taken the decision to appoint the current Attorney General, María … Read more

Franco-Venezuelan doctor charged in the United States for selling ransomware

A Franco-Venezuelan doctor has been charged in the United States for the sale of ransomware used in computer attacks, the United States Department of Justice announced on Monday May 16. Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, a 55-year-old cardiologist residing in Venezuela, is accused by the American courts of “computer intrusion attempts” and to have “conspired to … Read more

Iran awaits US response to discussed ‘solutions’

Tehran awaits the response of the United States to the “solutionsdiscussed with the European Union negotiator in charge of coordinating the Iranian nuclear talks, in order to break the impasse by restoring the 2015 agreement, the spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday (May 16th). . Read alsoIranian nuclear: Washington judges … Read more

New EU-US trade talks, against a backdrop of war in Europe

American and European trade officials meet Monday in Saclay in the Paris region for a new meeting of the EU / United States Council on Trade and Technology (TTC), in a context marked by the war in Ukraine. Launched to bring the two blocs together after the departure of the Trump administration, against a backdrop … Read more

consumer confidence deteriorates significantly in May (University of Michigan)

American consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in May, in all categories of the population, and the index measuring it fell to its lowest level since August 2011. The index thus lost 9.4% compared to April, and fell to 59.1 points, according to the preliminary estimate of the University of Michigan survey released on Friday. This deterioration … Read more