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- In October, U.S. employers added Jobs at the quickest pace this year, while boosting Wages at the fastest rate since 2009
“Argentina and Uruguay have installed programs to accept Syrians. Venezuela announced in September that it would accept 20,000 Syrians, while Chile said it would accept 50 Syrian families. Brazil is home to more than 2,000 Syrians who fled their home, and since 2013 the country has granted refugee status to more than 7,000 asylum-seekers.”
US – Cuba Relations
“Earlier this month, four countries helping to facilitate the Peace talks – Cuba, Norway, Chile and Venezuela – called for a de-escalation in violence.”
“The husband must love his wife as his own body; love her as Christ loved the Church”
The Vatican and Italy agree new deal to end banking secrecy – April 2, 2015 #FinancialTransparency #FinanceAndBanking
“Cuban president says he will attend papal masses during Francis’s vist to Cuba in September.
I read all the speeches of the pope, his commentaries, and if the pope continues this way, I will go back to praying and go back to the church, and I’m not joking,” he said.
It was a startling assertion for the leader of a Communist country. “I am from the Cuban Communist Party, that doesn’t allow [religious] believers, but now we are allowing it, it’s an important step,” Mr. Castro said.
Mr. Castro stepped up his praise on Pope Francis’ push for the two nations (US and Cuba) to put enmity aside and work for reconciliation for the benefit of Americans and Cubans. [US – Cuba Relations]
Mr. Castro told reporters that “we are trying to carry forward improvements of our political, social and cultural system.” [Economic Reform: #FreeMarketEconomyForNations. Political Reform: #DemocracyForNations ]
“A Russian pledge to finance a hydroelectric power plant on Argentina’s Neuquen River.
Russia’s Rosatom nuclear corporation also agreed to build a new reactor at Argentina’s Atucha 3 nuclear power plant.”
“Nonprofit group’s ‘hackathon’ invites U.S. programmers to create apps for the isolated island.
Code for Cuba “hackathon,” organized by Miami-based nonprofit group Roots of Hope, aims to attract U.S. engineers, software developers and entrepreneurs to work.
“Our goal is to empower Cuban people as the conversation on technology there is more open now”. The idea is to create programs that can be applied in Cuba immediately.
Cuban law, which forbids satellite connection and restricts private imports of goods like wireless routers.”
We would like to see President Raul Castro taking initiatives to open up Cuba’s Market and Economy. #FreeMarketEconomyForNations
“Can we get to Cuba?”
“Chinese executives are raising their voices on social and political issues … A highly unusual move …”