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Venezuelan Government Seizes General Motors Auto Plant

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The Venezuelan government seized a General Motors factory and other company assets on Wednesday, causing significant damage to the company and its workers (AP). According to a company statement, General Motors will take “all legal actions” to defend its rights against the “illegal judicial seizure of its assets” (Reuters). The seizure came amongst violent protests […]

Cement Firm Admits Payments to Syrian Armed Groups

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One of LafargeHolcim’s cement plants allegedly paid protection money to armed groups in Syria to continue production in the war-torn country (Reuters). An internal investigation had revealed that the branch in northern Syria had struck “unacceptable” deals with armed groups in 2013 and 2014 to ensure safe passage for company employees and supplies (AP). The […]

Trump’s America and the Global Economy

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Hours after taking office in January 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump began implementing his 100-day action plan, aimed at bolstering the American workforce, economy and security (WP). In his Inaugural Speech, Trump announced that “[w]e must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs” […]

U.S. Fires Missile at Yemeni Radar Sites

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The U.S. military launched Tomahawk cruise missile strikes at three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast on Thursday (Reuters). The strike was retaliation against two incidents of missiles fired at U.S. Navy ship U.S.S. Mason on Sunday (AP). The strikes constitute the first U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s conflict (Al […]