IRS Helps Workers, Businesses with New Gig Economy Tax Center

The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations by providing more streamlined information.

“The IRS developed this online center to help taxpayers in this emerging segment of the economy,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Whether renting out a spare bedroom or providing car rides, we want people to understand the rules so they can stay compliant with their taxes and avoid surprises down the line.”

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.

US Counterfeit Currency – Where is it Coming From?

The US Constitution gives Congress the power to “coin money and regulate the value thereof.” Currently, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces paper money in two locations: Washington D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas. The money printed by the US government facilities are the only ones that are legit paper currency. According to the Federal Reserve, up to 80% of US paper currency ends up outside of the US, equivalent to 2.5 trillion US dollars.

Can the Russian Low Cost Global Freelance Market Grow Its Population and Wealth?  

The Russian population peaked 28 years ago at over 48 million, just after the USSR collapsed in 1991. Today the Russian population is about 144 million (the current population dos not include the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol). Domestic GDP per capita is under $12,000 per year. The Russian GDP per capita is equivalent to only 93% of the world average.

Russian computer usage is remarkably high at 71% (in 2016) and the Russian Global Gig Economy Index is 8th in growth at a strong 20%.

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.

Maduro, Guaidó Stalemate Leads Venezuela into a Difficult Dilemma

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is currently locked in a leadership muddle with opposition leader Juan Guaidó. The clash has caused the oil-rich country to be further isolated by the international community. Crippling sanctions designed to undermine Maduro’s leadership have dragged the nation into the throes of socio-economic and political trepidation. With international support for Guaidó seemingly waning, and no resolution in sight, Venezuela is facing a difficult dilemma.

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.

British Tourist Shot Dead in Robbery in Argentina

A British millionaire from Northamptonshire was shot dead in front of a five-star hotel in broad daylight in Argentina by two robbers who police believe had followed him from the airport. It is said that Matthew Charles Gibbard, 50, arrived with other family members at Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport on a British Airways flight that landed at 9:30. They then took a taxi to Faena Art Hotel in Puerto Madero. As they got out, they were attacked by the robbers on a motorcycle, who tried to rob them. Authorities have said that Gibbard and a stepson, Stefan, resisted the theft and were shot in the struggle.

Communal News and Freelance Global Gigs Marketplace Open Platforms Have Gone Global 

Communal News platform is now published in over 97% of the world’s languages. CN has over 1,000 contributors from every corner of the planet and we wanted to bring all their interesting work to every reader with access to a computer. Use the drop down menu to select your language and enjoy all CN articles, blogs and gig listings in the language that you prefer.  A reader checked it out and commented:

“I tried Mandarin, Spanish, French and Catalan and they all look pretty good!”

Bouterse, President of Suriname, Slammed With 20 Year Prison Sentence

A Suriname military court on Friday slammed the nation’s president, Dési Bouterse, with a 20 years prison sentence for the murder of his 15 opponents in 1982. The sentence is the conclusion of a process that took 12 years and is likely to add more political uncertainty to a country that is already unstable. According to the Court’s conclusion, Bouterse fully participated in the executions and killed so as “to stay in power.”

Bolivia Repeals Decree Giving Security Officers Immunity

The interim government in Bolivia revoked a decree Friday giving immunity to police and army officers who used live ammunition and excess force on protesters. According to interim President Jeanine Áñez, the measure has been revoked because the country has achieved “the desired peace.” Thirty-four people have been killed during three weeks of protests that followed the resignation of former Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Bolivia: Five Killed in Clashes Between Police, Morales Supporters

Five coca growers supporting former Bolivian President Evo Morales, exiled in Mexico after resigning, died in clashes with police and the army on Friday. The killings took place in the suburb of Cochabamba (central Bolivia), the former president’s political stronghold. The clashes took place throughout the day between thousands of protesters and the police.

Chile Protests Continue, Government Plans Reforms

Chile’s аntі-gоvеrnmеnt рrоtеѕtеrѕ ѕtаgеd frеѕh рrоtеѕtѕ as thе gоvеrnmеnt рrераrеd fоr соnѕtіtutіоnаl rеfоrm іn a bіd tо end nеаrlу a mоnth оf рrоtеѕtѕ. Thе rаllіеѕ іn Sаntіаgо were lаrgеlу реасеful, whіlе іn thе сіtу оf Valparaiso, рrоtеѕtеrѕ armed wіth ѕtісkѕ аnd stones clashed wіth роlісе аmіd сlоudѕ оf tеаr gаѕ, ассоrdіng tо Canal 24 Horas, a 24-hоur tеlеvіѕіоn сhаnnеl.

Bolivia: Clashes Continue Between Morales Supporters, Opponents

Jeanine Añеz, whо hаd declared herself Bоlіvіа’ѕ іntеrіm рrеѕіdеnt уеѕtеrdау, іntrоduсеd hеr cabinet Thursday. At thе ѕаmе tіmе, rероrtѕ аrе еmеrgіng оf сlаѕhеѕ between supporters оf fоrmеr President Evо Morales and hіѕ орроnеntѕ. Fоllоwіng wіdеѕрrеаd рrоtеѕtѕ in thе run-uр tо thе presidential election, Evо Morales, who wоn his fourth еlесtіоn, was forced to rеѕіgn оn Sundау аnd wаѕ granted asylum in Mеxісо.

Guaido Supporters Occupy Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil

Suрроrtеrѕ оf Venezuelan dіѕѕіdеnt Juаn Guaido оссuріеd a раrt of thе Vеnеzuеlаn embassy in Brazil оn Wеdnеѕdау mоrnіng, аftеr mеmbеrѕ оf thе expedition team opened dооrѕ tо them tо ѕhоw thеіr loyalty to thе opposition lеаdеr. A Brazilian роlісе ѕоurсе said the grоuр wаѕ “trуіng tо nеgоtіаtе реасеfullу” wіth ѕuрроrtеrѕ оf Prеѕіdеnt Nicolas Mаdurо іnѕіdе thе еmbаѕѕу, ​​whеrе the ѕіtuаtіоn ѕееmѕ аmbіguоuѕ. Meanwhile, bilateral tаlkѕ have bеgun between the BRICS countries іn thе Brаzіlіаn саріtаl.

Role of Putin’s Russia and BRICS Summit 2019

The 11th BRICS Summit will be held in Brasília, Brazil on November 13-14, 2019. This year’s BRICS slogan is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”. BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This year there will be two distinct differences:

1) Hightened security measures due to the unrest in South America. During the summit, the Brazilian military will be deployed to the area.

2) The partners from other nations will not be invited. Usually, partners are invited to the summit to ink trade deals and engage in additional open dialogue.

Morales Resigns Bolivian Presidency Amid Protests

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday, in a statement from Cochabamba, his resignation amid escalating protests following the country’s controversial October 20 election. Alongside Morales, Vice President Alvaro García Linera also announced that he is leaving his post. Subsequently, the former Bolivian president spoke about his resignation via his social networks.

Lula da Siva, Former Brazilian President, Released from Prison

Fоrmеr lеftіѕt Brazilian President Lula dа Sіlvа has been released from prison. Dа Sіlvа thanked his ѕuрроrtеrѕ аnd lаwуеrѕ fоr thеіr ѕuрроrt. Lula was released from prison following a Brazilian Supreme Court ruling, which could lift thousands of other convictions. Lulа da Sіlvа wаѕ released Friday after a year аnd a hаlf in jаіl.

Where to Find Jobs in Argentina? Try the Freelance Gigs Profession selling your Services in the United States and Don’t Leave Your House

With the Argentina economy in a tailspin, we’ve seen the second largest one day stock drop combined with a 25% collapse of the Argentinian peso.  So where will the good jobs be for the future of Argentina? The unemployment rate was 9.48% in 2018, and that was before the big currency and stock market crash.  To make matter worse, the GDP per capita is only $14,401.97.

Is South America Another Arab Spring?

Instability in South America is growing. The nations currently experiencing unrest are Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, Uruguay and Venezuela. The region is experiencing a shift from dictatorship to democracy. The left and the right factions remained the same for a long time with both sides supporting black markets, corruption, and taking outside funds either from the West or Russia/China (in the past from the Soviet Union).

Chile Protests: One Million Take to the Streets of Santiago

Protests in Chile, which bеgаn a wееk аgо, hаvе bееn ѕtеаdіlу building, аnd are calling fоr thе рrеѕіdеnt to ѕtер dоwn. On Friday аlоnе іn Santiago, оnе mіllіоn реорlе took to thе ѕtrееtѕ tо dеmоnѕtrаtе аgаіnѕt thе government. Aссоrdіng to Sаntіаgо Cіtу Admіnіѕtrаtіоn еѕtіmаtеѕ, at lеаѕt that many people tооk to the streets уеѕtеrdау tо рrоtеѕt аgаіnѕt thе gоvеrnmеnt’ѕ есоnоmіс роlісіеѕ.

Venezuelan Economy Contracts, Inflation Accelerates

The Central Bank of Venezuela revealed that inflation at the end of September was 52.2%. The Venezuelan economy contracted 26.8% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, it said on Friday. This was the first report of this index by the Central Bank (BCV) so far this year. The entity also reported that the accumulated inflation since last January reached 4,679.5%, after a variation of 52.2% in September.

Santiago Under State of Emergency After Heavy Riots

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency Friday night, and put a soldier in charge of security, amid heavy rioting in the capital, Santiago. A fury of fires, looting, and clashes broke out in the city against an increase in the price of the subway. At least 16 public transport buses were burned and a dozen stations of the metropolitan railway— the hub of public transport in this city, which mobilizes about three million passengers every day— were completely destroyed.

Ecuador’s Government, Protestors Reach Agreement to Restore Peace

The government of Ecuador and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) announced an agreement Sunday night that is likely to bring to an end a wave of 11 days of protests in the country and restore peace. President Lenin Moreno stepped back and agreed to the repeal of the decree removing fuel subsidies. Protesters celebrated the deal on the streets of the capital, Quito.

Death Toll Climbs in Haiti as New Protests Continue

At least four people were killed and dozens were injured during demonstrations Friday in Port-au-Prince and other cities in the country against Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The spokesman for the Haitian National Police (PNH), Gary Desrosiers, only confirmed to the media that one person was injured in St-Marc, about 100 kilometers north of the capital. Opposition protesters responded with great anger.

Equador: Moreno Requests Dialogue, Indigenous Leaders Say No

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has proposed a face-to-face dialogue with indigenous leaders after demonstrations became increasingly violent on Friday. Protesters clashed with security forces in Quito on Friday, continuing their rejection of economic adjustments Moreno made with the International Monetary Fund. “The country must regain calm. The country must know we have the will for dialogue,”  said Moreno after the call of the indigenous leadership to radicalize the actions after the failure of dialogue first attempt.

Venezuela “Categorically Rejects” Responsibility for Oil Spill

Venezuela denied responsibility on Thursday for oil spills that polluted more than 130 Brazilian beaches. In the community, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said Brazil’s accusations about the origin of the oil are unfounded. “PDVSA categorically rejects statements by Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, who accuses Venezuela of being responsible for crude oil that has contaminated the beaches of northeastern Brazil since early September,” the state-owned company said.

Colombian Teachers Join Students for More Education Funding, Less Police Violence

Thousands of students marched on Thursday in the main cities of Colombia to demand the government increase the budget for public education. In Bogota, where the demonstrations were the most numerous, these ended with small clashes between the police and hooded groups. Even several journalists were intimidated by strangers, but the students themselves fixed the situation by moving them away.

Ecuador Protests: Five Dead and Hundreds Injured, No End in Sight

Five people have died, 554 have been injured and 929 have been arrested since the beginning of the protests a week ago in Ecuador, according to the Ecuador Ombudsman. The fatalities are due, protesters say, to the excessive repression carried out by the police force. One fell from a bridge next to another protester during police harassment; another due to causes not yet clarified. An indigenous leader was killed too.

Former FARC Rebels Apologize for Kidnappings in Colombia

Former leaders of Colombia’s once-largest guerrilla group recognized their “ethical and political” responsibility for the numerous kidnappings of civilians committed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. FARC is suspected to be responsible for kidnapping at least 522 missing people. “We are reflecting deeply over the acts of war so that we can ask for forgiveness for the errors committed,” said Rodrigo Londono, president of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, FARC’s political party.