The European Union on Monday approved new sanctions against Venezuela and added 19 officials in the government of President Nicolás Maduro to its list of people subject to restrictive measures for their role in “acts and decisions that threaten democracy” in the country after the fraudulent elections held in December.
The year 2020 closed as the worst year in the history of tourism, with 1 billion fewer international arrivals in the world and losses estimated at more than €1 trillion caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As reported on Thursday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the figures represent a 74% drop in the volume of tourists compared to 2019.
If this is the first time you’re hearing of a side hustle, let me elaborate – generally speaking, a side hustle is something you do “on the side” that brings in extra money, in addition to your mainstream of income. The income your side hustle brings in is often directly related to the effort you put in. It can involve spending 1 to 2 hours a week completing surveys or using rebate programs, or it can be a full-fledged business that you grow in the evenings and weekends, spending 10 to 15 hours a week. Side hustles can bring in anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand a month!
Former US President Donald Trump announced deportation protections for Venezuelans residing in the United States just hours before he left office. The latest move was aimed at underscoring the US government’s commitment to take down the Nicolas Maduro administration.
The Administration of the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, once again included Cuba on its list of State Sponsors of Terrorism Monday. Cuba had been taken off the list in 2015 by the Obama administration. The decision was made just nine days before President Trump leaves the White House.
Top world leaders have strongly condemned the assault on the United States Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump Wednesday as the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections was being ratified. The leaders have called for a “peaceful” transition in the United States and have denounced “an unprecedented assault on American democracy.”
The United Arab Emirates has become a new hub for shipping companies looking to avoid US sanctions. This is as revealed in a new Reuters investigative report. It divulges how a collective of shipping companies previously embargoed by the US are taking advantage of UAE registration loopholes.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asserted that Colombia is planning to attack the Venezuelan military in coming weeks. According to his statement, the longtime adversary is plotting to use trained mercenaries to carry out the assault. His statement comes at a time when tensions between the two nations are at an all-time high.
This month, Russian diplomats were expelled from Colombia on the grounds of espionage. Russia denied the allegations, and claimed that US and UK intelligence were involved. Nevertheless, Russia is trying to expand its presence in Latin America, in order to counter the United States.
Self-care does not mean taking sweet foods and wearing protecting clothes like face masks, but it means setting aside enough time to put the focus, energy, and resources on yourself. This is important mostly for freelancers who do churn out eye-catching work and usually end up against unresponsive clients and low rates.
Venezuela’s opposition has voted in favor of a term extension for the National Assembly beyond 2020. The opposition-held National Assembly is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido. A collective of major western powers, including the United States and the United Kingdom, recognize him as the country’s legitimate leader.
Uruguay will close its land, sea, river, and air borders completely for the next 20 days and send troops to its borders with Brazil and Argentina in bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The move is effective from Monday, and will last at least until January 10. The aim is of preventing contagion during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Congratulations are in order for Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Some top world leaders, who initially went mum on his victory, have finally recognized the Democrat as the US President-Elect. Just hours after Russia’s Vladimir Putin recognized and congratulated Joe Biden on his victory, the presidents of Brazil and Mexico followed suit.
Former Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has called for the disbandment of the country’s interim government. Speaking to the BBC about the country’s crestfallen state of affairs, Capriles has said that there is no need for the interim government, which was set up in 2019, to continue to exist.
The European Union has unanimously rejected the results of the Venezuelan legislative elections held on Sunday. The vote gave the incumbent President, Nicolás Maduro, a massive win, hence ultimate control of the National Assembly. Earlier, the EU had warned that the elections should be postponed and conducted in a “fair and transparent” way.
The United States imposed sanctions on Chinese state-owned company China Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC) on Monday, accusing it of supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s attempts to restrict internet access and conduct digital surveillance of the regime’s political opponents, undermining democracy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke this Monday with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as with Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Mr. Biden thanked the four leaders for congratulating him on his electoral victory.
Argentine government officials expect more than a million people to say goodbye to legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who died Thursday of a heart attack at age 60. People came to say goodbye to their favorite footballer, more than expected. Such a grand ceremony was last held about 10 years ago, after the death of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
This week, the Venezuelan leader of the opposition, Juan Guaido, gave an interview regarding the continuation of the US’ bipartisan support of the Venezuelan opposition by the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden, and his administration. However, Venezuela can suffer the same fate as Syria, except the trajectory will differ.
A group of researchers from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered human-to-human transmission of a foreign virus in Bolivia that can cause hemorrhagic fevers, and is similar to Ebola. This raises potential concerns of additional outbreaks in the future.
Since inauguration, US President Donald Trump has been focusing on domestic issues and the trade war with China. As a result, the pendulum of establishing pro-American regimes in the countries of the Latin American region has swung in the opposite direction of the US dominance.
After being left without a president twice in a week, Peru’s Congress on Monday elected Francisco Sagasti, 76, as the new interim president of the country. The urgent vote served to avoid the power vacuum after the resignation this Sunday of the previous interim president.
Peru’s President, Manuel Merino, has resigned after barely a week in office. His resignation follows unrest in the country against his administration, with a majority of Peruvians being in support of his predecessor, Martin Vizcarra. The demonstrations resulted in the death of two Peruvians, with scores injured.
You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.
One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.
Peru was a scene of violent protests on Tuesday as thousands took to the streets in opposition to the removal from office of President Martin Vizcarra, and the subsequent take over by Manuel Merino. The Police used tear gas and water jets in the center of the nation’s capital, Lima, to disperse the irate protesters.
The Peruvian Congress on Monday impeached the country’s President, Martín Vizcarra, on accusations of “moral incapacity.” It was the second impeachment attempt in less than two months against the outgoing president. The impeachment motion was overwhelmingly voted for, having managed 105 votes in its favor.
Brazilian health authority Anvisas suddenly suspended clinical trials on a new Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine on Monday, citing “serious adverse reactions.” After the agency issued relevant notices on its official website, all parties involved in the vaccine clinical trial expressed surprise.
The election of the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, was welcomed by most of the leaders of the main countries of Latin America Saturday and Sunday With the exception of the presidents of Brazil and Mexico. Head of State of the largest Latin nation, Jair Bolsonaro has yet to speak out officially about Joe Biden’s victory.
According to Reuters, a Fars Air Qeshm plane, belonging to Mahan Iran, landed in Venezuela on Tuesday. The airline had started operating to transport cargo and personnel on the orders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The United States and Iran have not commented on the matter.
Luis Arce, presidential candidate of the former Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Movement for Socialism (MAS) party, has claimed an outright win in the first round of Sunday’s presidential elections. A poll by the Tu Voto Cuenta initiative, broadcast by the Cadena A television channel, gives Arce 53% of the votes.
Former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga withdrew his presidential candidacy Sunday for the country’s general elections, set to be held within a week. Through a message posted on social media networks, Facebook and Twitter, Quiroga stated that it had dawned upon him that he had no chance whatsoever of winning.
A British appeals court on Monday overturned an earlier lower court ruling, which had granted Venezuela’s self-declared President, Juan Guaidó, access to the more than 30 tons of Venezuelan gold that are deposited in the Bank of England. The ruling thus presents a new twist in the conflict.
The European Union has come under heavy criticism from the European People’s Party (EPP) after organizing a diplomatic mission to Venezuela. The move, according to the party leaders, is inappropriate and sends a message to Nicolas Maduro’s regime that he is the recognized leader of the nation.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to leave office in order to liberate his nation from the devastating sanctions imposed by the US. The US official said this while visiting Guyana. According to Pompeo, Maduro was preventing economic progress in his nation by holding on to power.
News outlets aligned to the ruling Socialist Party in Venezuela have revealed more details about the US spy captured near the Amuay and Cardon oil refineries a few days ago. The initial statement indicated that the man was found with a substantial amount of money in dollars as well as specialized equipment.
At least ten people died in Colombia Wednesday in clashes that ensued following the death of a man as a result of police violence. The authorities had initially reported seven, and later ten dead. Amongst the dead include seven young people, aged between 17 to 27 in Bogotá, and three more in Soacha, a city near the capital.
With today’s global world, having an ongoing income, self created inside your home, is now more important than ever. If your kids are staying home or the business where you work is closed, what are some of your options? Most economists are not looking at a fast recovery from the global pandemic as it has been roughly six months and little with COVID-19 has changed.
On 12 June 2020, Alex Saab, Special Envoy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, was on his way to Tehran, Iran, on a humanitarian mission to alleviate the difficulties arising from the Covid-19 crisis in that country, when he was arrested by Cape Verdean authorities during a refuelling stop in the country. This arrest took place before the publication of the Interpol notice and was therefore carried out without a valid international warrant and in a totally irregular manner, since, as a special envoy of his country, he enjoys inviolability and diplomatic immunity and can therefore be detained only on the basis of an international warrant such as the one issued subsequently.
Many people like to spend their free time relaxing at home or with friends. They do this to unwind from their 40-hour a week job.
However, you should consider sacrificing a portion of your free time to invest in your career, especially during the global COVID-19 outbreak. Many of you are working remotely during the pandemic, giving you the extra free time you can allocate towards learning a new skill.
One of the better ideas for your career is to become your own boss. Today, one of the simplest ways to achieve this goal has arrived: set up a side gig or a second at home gig while you still have a full time job, let your day job provide safety and security until you can make it on your own.
The most exciting part of starting a side gig is that it can create a new and better career with unlimited growth opportunities that you can only achieve by being the owner of your own online gig service. To succeed you need to have an entrepreneurial mindset; you will need a strong drive and see the side gigs as a way to find your future success. If your goal is to be an entrepreneur, and in charge of your own career, then a side gig is a very good way to advance your career. The most immediate reward is making more money on top of your regular pay, especially in a volatile COVID-based economy.
Brazil recorded 100,447 total deaths from COVID-19 Sunday, making it the second country to cross the 100,000 mark. The country, which is ranked second after the United States in terms of new infections, has recorded 3,012,412 cases. The US has so far recorded more than 5 million cases of the virus.
Do gig sellers receive enough sales? At Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace we think that answer is no, but what makes us different is that we are working hard to do something about it. That is why we work so hard to help promote the gigs that post on our low cost platform. Now we have two distinct services to get your name out and digitally market your services globally.
“The Internet was meant to make the planet a smaller place.” As indeed quoted by Max Waters, this unbelievable invention initiated the journey to digitalization and created a new perspective on virtual intelligence that facilitated a connection beyond geographical boundaries, anywhere on this planet.
France announced that 1,695 new cases of new coronavirus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. It became the highest daily total of infections in two months. In all, COVID-19 has killed more than 30,000 people in France, making it the third-largest in Europe, after Britain and Italy.
From a top view, the skills required to become a successful Software developer is very different from the skills needed to become a successful Project Manager. However, it is worth noticing that almost every software developer’s career journey passes through a point where he or she has to take care of IT projects. In this article, we will pay attention to the skills necessary for every software developer to transition from the role of software developer to project managers.