Unemployment Rate in Brazil Rose Slightly in January

The unemployment rate in Brazil rose slightly to 11.2% in January while still beating expectations, reports Reuters. Unemployment in Brazil has been on the decline. In 2019 the unemployment rate was lower in every quarter compared to the same period in 2018. Unemployment rate in Brazil / Data from Instituto Brasileiro de Geographia e Estatística … Continue reading Unemployment Rate in Brazil Rose Slightly in January

March 2, 2001: Relief and Reconstruction Assistance for El Salvador

President George W. Bush made the following statement after meeting with Salvadoran President Francisco Flores on March 2, 2001. Bush pledged more than $100 million in aid to El Salvador to rebuild after a 7.6 magnitude quake killed nearly 1,000, injured more than 5,000, and destroyed or damaged nearly 500,000 buildings. Landslide during the 2001 … Continue reading March 2, 2001: Relief and Reconstruction Assistance for El Salvador

$300 Million Contract to Repair Transmission Lines in Puerto Rico Given to Small Montana Firm

The decision by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to award a $300 million contract to a small, Montana-based company is raising eyebrows and drawing criticism, reported The Washington Post on Monday. Whitefish Energy is a small firm based in northwest Montana. The company was founded two years ago and has won two contracts from the Department … Continue reading $300 Million Contract to Repair Transmission Lines in Puerto Rico Given to Small Montana Firm

Unsettling Earthquake in Mexico City Reveals Governmental Shortcomings

Last month an earthquake rocked the Mexico City area. The greatest damage was experienced in the capital of the country where more than 200 hundred people died or are missing, 38 buildings collapsed, and many others structures are no longer suited for living. The colossal metropolitan area - with its 20 million inhabitants – remains … Continue reading Unsettling Earthquake in Mexico City Reveals Governmental Shortcomings

President Trump Plans to Visit “Absolutely Devestated” Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would travel to Puerto Rico and possibly the US Virgin Islands on October 3. The announcement came after mounting frustration over the President's handling of the crisis on the US territory. In a press conference with the Spanish Prime Minister, Trump acknowledged the challenging road ahead for the recovery … Continue reading President Trump Plans to Visit “Absolutely Devestated” Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands