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  • New Drought Report Could Be Road Map for Nevada Water Policy

    CARSON CITY, Nev. — A panel of water experts that spent almost a year analyzing Nevada’s persistent drought has issued recommendations that could shape Gov. Brian Sandoval’s policy agenda in the coming year. The eight-member Nevada Drought...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • Accor Expands Presence in Cuba with Construction of Sofitel Luxury Hotel

    AccorHotels is constructing the luxury Sofitel So Havana by the Cuban capital’s well known Malecón esplanade. Considered the largest hotel group in Europe and Latin America, Accor expects the construction of the 218-room building to be completed...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • Economic development should not exclude human rights in Brazil

    Brazil needs to find a better balance between economic interest and the protection of human rights in its pursuit of economic growth, advised a member of a United Nations expert working group on business and human rights...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • UN: 13M Affected by Disasters in Latin America, the Caribbean in 2015

    NEW YORK – A staggering 13.2 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by disasters between January and October 2015, a report from the United Nations relief wing revealed, warning the situation could be...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • AP-Times Square Poll: Shootings Weighed on Americans in 2015

    NEW YORK – Mass shootings and attacks weighed heavily on the minds of Americans in 2015, according to a new poll that found most believe this year was worse for the world than last year. A look...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • New York Times: Don’t Abandon Puerto Rico

    The New York Times has published an editorial urging the U.S. Congress not to “abandon” Puerto Rico and the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island. The Times’ Editorial Board lashes out against “investors who are...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
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  • In Final Year, Obama Seeks to Stave Off Lame-Duck Status

    WASHINGTON – In June, during one of the best stretches of his presidency, Barack Obama strode through a West Wing hallway exclaiming, “Offense! Stay on offense!” It was a rallying cry for a White House that suddenly...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • Donald Trump: Relying on, Trying to Control Free Coverage

    NEWARK, N.J. — Nobody understands the power of the media on public perception quite like Donald Trump. The former reality television star and tabloid king, who has relied on free news coverage and social media to power...

    • Posted December 26, 2015
  • Is Puerto Rico a Classic Colony?

    SAN JUAN – After the U.S. assistant attorney general and the U.S. solicitor general expressed to the U.S. Supreme Court in their arguments on the Luis. M. Sánchez Valle case on whether Puerto Rico and the U.S....

    • Posted December 25, 2015
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  • Pope Urges Christmas Prayers for Syria, Libya Peace

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent U.N.-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people, denouncing the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and...

    • Posted December 25, 2015
  • Planning Board Reports Upward Trend in Exports

    SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Planning Board President Luis García Pelatti announced a $339.2 million, or 5.2 percent, increase in exports for October, when compared with the same month last year. Exports of registered merchandise showed a...

    • Posted December 25, 2015
  • UN Approves $5.4 Billion Operating Budget for 2016-2017

    UNITED NATIONS — The General Assembly has approved a $5.4 billion budget for the United Nations’ regular operations during 2016 and 2017, a slight decrease from the $5.5 billion budget for the previous two years. U.N. Secretary-General...

    • Posted December 25, 2015
  • Fedex isn’t Coming to Town With All Gifts on Christmas Eve

    Unlike Santa Claus, Federal Express is conceding it won’t be able to make all its scheduled deliveries on Christmas Eve. FedEx is hoping to ease the disappointment by delivering packages on Christmas Day and opening counters at...

    • Posted December 24, 2015
  • Bridgestone Raises Offer for Pep Boys to $947M

    NEW YORK – Bridgestone has raised its offer for Pep Boys to $947 million, topping a sweetened bid for the auto parts seller from activist investor Carl Icahn. The tire company’s bid is $17 per share from...

    • Posted December 24, 2015