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Panama or Portugal: Which expat favorite is right for your retirement?

Often, I get asked why we left Panama and which country is better. Comparing two, totally different countries is like comparing night and day, but I will attempt to give a brief rundown of each, according to my opinion…

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How the wealthy use debt ‘as a tool to screw the government and everybody else’

An interview with the professor who coined the term 'Buy, Borrow, Die,' and a look at how debt destabilized Haiti.

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Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Gwen Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule

The five-page letter, published on the eve of the Olympics, asks the IOC not to sanction athletes for kneeling or raising a fist, the way Smith and Carlos did at the 1968 Mexico City Games.

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Why coffee futures scored their biggest 1-day gain in over 7 years

Coffee futures moved up by 10% on Thursday, with prices posting their largest single-session gain since early 2014 and their highest settlement in more than six years as drought and frost threaten coffee crops in Brazil, t...

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U.S. to sanction Cuba over crackdown on protesters

The Biden administration is set to announce a range of new sanctions against Cuba as early as Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter, charging that the government and its agents engaged in violence, repre...

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New Haiti prime minister with international backing to take charge after Jovenal Moïse assassination

A new prime minister supported by key international diplomats will take charge of Haiti, an official said Monday — a move that appeared aimed at averting a leadership struggle following the assassination of President Joven...

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Pacific Rim leaders set to discuss economic way out of pandemic

President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering virtually to discuss strategies to help economies...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro may need intestinal surgery to relieve chronic hiccups

After 10 straight days of hiccups, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital Wednesday with what doctors said was an intestinal obstruction that could require surgery. They announced later that they wou...

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The 12 best destinations to retire on Mexico’s Caribbean coast

The eastern coast of Mexico, along the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, borders the warm, turquoise-green Caribbean Sea. There is a particularly well-known stretch that runs from Cancun down to Tulum and includes the popul...

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Internet and social-media interruptions feature in Cuba regime’s crackdown on antigovernment protest

Biden says Cuban protesters are asserting their basic rights: ‘We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and econom...

Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
SPMERVAL S&P MERVAL Index 64841.23 -833.87 -1.27%
A1DOW Dow Jones Americas Index USD 1038.40 10.22 0.99%