How Coronavirus is Affecting Mexican Drug Cartels

The coronavirus epidemic is affecting the global economy in the most serious of ways, and the Mexican government is scrambling to contain its spread. Even though the country has yet to implement a full lockdown, the coronavirus epidemic is taking its toll on the economy. Mexican drug trafficking syndicates have not been spared either. Just like legitimate businesses, they are beginning to feel the pinch.

Coronavirus: Mexican Governor Says Poor People Immune to Virus

The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has demonstrated astounding benightedness, especially when it comes to enacting policies aimed at tackling the coronavirus epidemic that is fast ravaging the country. Governor Luis Miguel Barbosa, who heads the state of Puebla, is the latest leader to publicly pronounce what can only be tagged as reckless disinformation.

Discount Gigs Platform – Growing Participants at 100% Per Month – Will These Low Cost Gigs Expand the Market?

When products and services move to low-cost, more advanced platforms they often help expand the entire marketplace. When reviewing gig platforms, the very first thing you review is total cost. The largest gig platforms charge as much as 27-28% of every dollar. In today’s internet this is beyond over charging.

Discounted Low Cost Freelance Gig Platforms Growing Very Fast – Even Though on a Small Base 

You need to understand “gigs” and “gig platforms” are different from freelance jobs. This articles is focused on gig-based platforms. The very first thing you need to look at is total cost.  If you look at the overall total costs, many of the gig platform (including the largest gig platform) have total costs that come in at over 27-28%.

So if you’re a buyer and seller conducting a transaction, these platforms could make well over 25% of the profit from your activities.  That is just way to much for the internet age.

Tax Time Guide: Payment Options Available for Those Who Owe (IR-2020-48)

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that if they need to make a tax payment or owe and can’t pay, the IRS offers several options. The following info is part of a series of IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers file an accurate tax return. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 15. Taxpayers should know before they owe. The IRS encourages all taxpayers to check their withholding with the IRS Withholding Estimator.

Is it Possible to Do Missional Work Without Hurting the People?

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the term “missionary work”? Maybe you would picture in your mind individuals playing with African children in a little village,  distributing food to the poor, or digging wells in a foreign land. While these are the sort of tasks that missionaries undertake, missional work involves a broader range of the types of work.

Missional work revolves around addressing a person’s physical and spiritual needs, with the focus on sharing the teaching of the gospel. It requires the missionaries to put God first, and then people, and in the end, themselves. The knowledge that there is much more to life than just the here and now allows the missionaries to see the “eternal perspective,” and this helps them to fulfill simple tasks while still making a lasting impact and glorifying God.

Discount Freelance Gigs Platforms – Will They Start Expanding the Entire Market?                  

When reviewing freelance gig platforms, the very first thing you consider is total cost, and if the platform hides the cost then move on.  The large gig platforms charge as high as 27-28% of every dollar. In today’s internet, this is online robbery.

When the investment world went to the discounted platform, not only did they take market share from their more expensive alternatives, but they opened up new markets that greatly expanded the total investment market– especially in the total number of participants.  We realize this is not an apples-to-apples comparison, but almost all markets expand when the costs to the individual participants are reduced.

Millions Make IRS.gov Their First Stop for Tax Help

Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayer visits to IRS.gov continues to grow year after year. Millions of taxpayers take advantage of the easy-to-use tools available 24 hours a day on the official website − IRS.gov.

IRS.gov is home to IRS Free File, “Where’s My Refund?”, the Tax Withholding Estimator and a host of other convenient applications.
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features an in-depth look at tax changes for 2019. It supplements the information contained in the tax form instruction booklet. The 277-page Tax Guide is available online as a PDF, HTML or eBook and provides thousands of interactive links to help taxpayers quickly get answers to their questions.

US Proposes Blue Dots Agreement to Counter One Belt One Road Initiative in Asia

This week there was a discussion in Russia about the possible countermeasures the US is planning against China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. Interestingly, due to the coronavirus and China, the stock markets are experiencing a turmoil.

The reason for the discussions is to develop additional strategies between Russia and China pertaining to the One Belt, One Road initiative, despite the virus outbreak. US Secretary Mike Pompeo also announced that  US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders for a meeting in Las Vegas next month. The summit is supposed to take place March 12, 2020.

Low Cost Freelance Global Gigs Platforms Are Starting to Accelerate

When reviewing freelance gig platforms we recommend the first item you consider is total cost. Many of the large gig platforms charge very aggressive rates; some as high as 27-28% of every dollar. Thus, if you are working on a gig platform charging such a high rate, we would recommend that you consider a slow plan to migrate off it. Over time you should make more money. With every dollar you earn (everything being equal) the buyer and seller are paying double the transaction fees of low-cost gig platforms (only 12%). That is substantial, especially over several years.

Seven Year-Old’s Murder Sparks Outrage in Mexico

The murder of a seven-year-old girl in Mexico has fueled anger over the brutal killings of women in the country. Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, a grade school student, was taken by a stranger from her school in the outskirts of Mexico City on February 11. Fatima’s body was found over the weekend wrapped in a bag, abandoned in a rural area and was identified by genetic testing.

What is Informatica? Uses of Informatica

Informatica has various products focused towards data integration. However, Informatica PowerCenter is the leading product in their portfolio. It has become so prevalent that Informatica PowerCenter is now used synonymously to Informatica. It is a data integration tool based on ETL architecture. It provides data integration software and services for several businesses, industries and government organizations like telecommunication, healthcare, financial and insurance services.

How Product Design Affects Consumer Decision Making

There are so many reasons why established firms pay too much attention to the design of a product. It is because every aspect they add or deduct from the product design tends to dictate how a customer reacts. For instance, similar products from the same manufacturer but with different designs are going to spark different interests in people. Some people love simple designs, while others go for designs with sophisticated patterns and motifs. The fact that there are tons of different products in the market today, the only thing that consumers rely on to make the right decision is the product design. Below are details that lucidly show how a product design plays a huge role in the decision making of a customer.

Low Cost / Discount Freelance Gig Platforms are Here – Has the Time Past for the Gouging High-priced Gig Platform?

First you need to understand gig platforms are a different category from freelance jobs. The whole concept, structure and solutions are uniquely different.  So today we are only reviewing gig platforms.

The first thing you need to review and measure is the total cost of a gig platform. When you look at the total costs of the leading gig platforms today, it definitely has a price-shocking feel to it. For example the leading platform charges sellers 20%, then often adds on 5% more to the buyers, and then possibly an additional 2-3% for service fees. The total costs come in as high as 27-28%! That leaves only 73 cents of every dollar for the gig provider doing the actual work. That is just gut-wrenchingly high.

Providing Exclusive Coverage of Global Hotspots: Communal News International Contributors

At Communal News, we pride ourselves on providing contributor-driven news.  That includes (but is not limited to) news other sources might have missed from perspectives they might not have considered.  We report domestic stories, on the day-to-day happenings in the United States, as well as the world’s top news of the day.  We also provide stories of interest from a growing bench of international contributors, who report the news from places of cultural and social attachment, or just what’s going on in their neck of the woods.

DEA Report Reveals How Sinaloa and CJNG Cartels Operate

Mexican drug gangs are expanding their operations in the U.S. by leaps and bounds. This is according to the latest Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report. Despite the best efforts by the government, the criminal enterprises are growing by establishing alliances with international gangs, drug distribution groups inside prisons, as well as Asian organizations dedicated to money laundering.

Lavrov Goes to Latin America to Strengthen Influence in the Region

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Latin America in the coming days in order to deepen relations with his nation’s allies. Lavrov will visit Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela shortly after his counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tour of four former republics of the Soviet Union, which became the main arena of competition for influence.

Sinaloa Cartel Still the Main Drug Trafficking Organization in Mexico

The Sinaloa cartel is still the leading supplier of narcotics into the United States. This is despite the arrest of kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. This is according to the DEA. The internal power struggles and the violence associated with drug trafficking have continued unabated, but the Sinaloa Cartel has remained unfazed. This is according to DEA’s 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment report.

How European Gun Manufacturers are Promoting the Bloody Drug War In Mexico

In October 2019, the Mexican National Guard launched an operation to incarcerate the son of the imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. They took Ovidio Guzmán López into custody and thought they had made a big catch. Instead, the arrest of López resulted in the Sinaloa Cartel demonstrating its immense firepower and propensity for violence. Hundreds of hitmen working for the criminal organization ambushed authorities on the streets of Culiacan.

Become a Contributor for Communal News – Publish on Both Google and Facebook News

Communal News is a very fast growing news, market research, and blog provider. Our page views and page visits are up nearly 1,000% over the same period one year ago. We passed the 5,000 articles published mark just days ago and are already at 5,250 posts. Now that Communal News is published by Google News and Facebook News, our growth has accelerated.

5 Cyber Security Predictions for 2020

2019 was a year of major technical advancements but it also led some of the most significant cyber-attacks from the likes of China, Russia, and Iran causing organizations to lose valuable data and suffer tremendous financial losses. These dark times have led cybersecurity experts and engineers to sharpen their skills and start developing innovative solutions to ward off their systems from potential cyber threats. While it’s next to impossible to predict when the next cyber-attack could take place – with breaches getting bigger, hackers get smarter, and security teams getting smaller – if organizations can take the prescribed security measures to defend themselves against attackers.

Taxpayers Should Remember These Tips When Searching for a Tax Preparer

The tax filing season is upon us and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.

This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this is true no matter who prepares the return. Here are some tips for folks to remember when selecting a preparer. Taxpayers should:

El Chapo Tunnel Builder Extradited from Mexico

José Sánchez Villalobos, alias “The Lord of the Tunnels,” has been extradited to the United States. This is according to a statement released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office. He was one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman’s main tunnel builders and financial operators. Villalobos’ transfer took place on January 10 at Toluca International Airport, where U.S. agents were waiting to take him into custody.

Why Digital Marketing is Essential for Small Businesses

Digital marketing provides small business owners with the tools they need to promote their brands to their target audiences. Organizations have access to low-cost tools when they use digital marketing services to contact current and potential clients.

Entrepreneurs can use digital marketing to create opportunities to showcase their skills to a large audience that they may not have reached in their local area. Small business owners also have fewer obstacles when taking part in advertising their brands online as they might with more traditional forms of advertising.

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary?

The parameters to accept a job offer may be subjective but there is one thing that job seekers always keep tabs on- Remuneration. Vaguely scrolling through the post/ ad, the eyes of a prospect directly land and zoom in on the CTC offered. Everyone knows their competence level, they also know their worth and value in the market and that’s exactly where a competitive pay comes into play! One can overlook the recognition or brand value of the organization, ignore the company location and shift timings, even sideline the company’s environment and culture, but there is no compromise with a well-deserved salary package.

Spanish Speaking Nations Now Have Worldwide Access to Low Cost Freelance Global Gigs

Spanish is the fourth largest language in the world behind English, Chinese and Hindi. There are 23 counties that have Spanish as their official language and those countries are spread over four continents.  Now all Spanish speaking countries of the world have access to post their Freelance Global Gigs services in Spanish which is then available in over 100 leading worldwide languages.

Communal News Now Writes, Submits and Publishes Articles and News for Facebook News

Communal News (CN) has notched another milestone achievement.  It is now being published on Facebook News. For the thousands of CN contributors, this is another venue in which your contributions to CN can be read. For Facebook readers, we have our new service at your Facebook News fingertips. Facebook News joins Communal News and Google News in delivering CN’s global fact-based news, often written by you the public. Along with the news service, CN is being published in over 100 global languages, on social media, and often finds advanced placement in organic search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.

Bolivia Expels Mexican Ambassador, Two Spanish Diplomats, Over Morales “Extraction”

Bolivia’s interim government announced on Monday that it had expelled the Mexican ambassador to the country and two other Spanish diplomats for trying to “facilitate” the departure of former top officials of the government of former President Evo Morales, who is currently a refugee in Argentina. The foreign diplomats in question have been given 72 hours to leave the country.

El Mayo’s Son has been Extradited to the United States

Authorities in Mexico have extradited Ismael Zambada-Imperial, who is also widely known as “El Mayito Gordo,” to the United States. The latest development comes in the wake of attempts by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration to save face and further cooperation with the United States government. This is following a spate of violent attacks that have highlighted the government’s failing efforts to contain the growing influence of drug trafficking cartels.

Questions Raised Concerning Mexican Official Who Worked with El Chapo’s Cartel

The recent arrest and incarceration of Genaro García Luna, a former public security secretary in Felipe Calderón’s government, shocked many of his supporters and the citizenry alike. Now, numerous questions have been raised concerning his ties with several U.S. intelligence officials. Some of them have served as board members in his security company, GLAC Consulting, and they include Raul Roldan, a former FBI chief representative at the U.S. embassy in Mexico.

The Spanish Language Should Be Exploding on the Low Cost Freelance Gig Markets, But It’s Not. Why?

The freelance gig market is where you offer for sale your expertise in a specialized service. For example, you might be an expert in: building websites; launching a social media presence; buying Google and/or Facebook advertising; providing coding; editing and writing; creating educational or online books; or translations. The world is unlimited.

Bolivia Issues Arrest Warrant for Ex-President Morales

Bolivia’s interim government has issued an arrest warrant against the nation’s former President, Evo Morales. The former head of state is accused by the country’s current regime of alleged sedition as well as terrorism-related accusations. The interim government of Bolivia also alleges that Morales has been fueling unrest in the country since he resigned and left for exile. Morales is currently a refugee in Argentina after his November resignation.