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Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade

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Brazil and Uruguay have switched to settling bilateral trade with local currency to stimulate turnover, bypassing the US dollar. Payments in the Brazilian real and Uruguayan peso started on Monday. The agreement was signed on November 2 by the head of Brazilian Central Bank Alexandro Tombini and his Uruguayan counterpart …

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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana nationwide

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Marijuana advocates across Uruguay are in celebration as they became the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana nationwide. While critics are angry to see the continued chipping away of their failed War on Drugs, Uruguay’s leaders believe it’s a positive move to end the violence …

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The world’s ‘poorest’ president

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President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica It’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay. Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from …

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Uruguay unveils plans to allow government to sell marijuana

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Uruguay’s national government has said it plans to send a bill to Congress that would allow it to sell marijuana, making it the first country in the world to do so. Under the plan, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on …

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Venezuela looking to ban GMO seeds

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The new legislation would protect small and medium producers, favour the use of seeds for the environment and human health, and the creation of an institution working on the topic. Venezuela is going forward in the defintive elaboration and approval for a law guaranteeing security and sovereignty against the threat …

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The ‘War on Cash’ has begun

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From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Forget the ‘war on terror’ or even the ‘war on drugs’. There is a new war in town: The ‘war on cash’. JP Morgan Chase recently informed some of its customers that cash can no longer be stored in their safety deposit boxes. In …

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The global ‘War on Cash’: a country by country guide

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Hang The Bankers readers will be no stranger to the war on cash. However James Corbett from the Corbett Report has made some excellent videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio. The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games. We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished …

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NSA caught spying on Latin America for energy and military intel

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The NSA’s spy program encompasses most countries in Latin America, new cables released by Edward Snowden have confirmed. The data gathered on military affairs and “commercial secrets” has provoked a flurry of furious rhetoric from regional leaders. Brazilian daily, O Globo, which obtained the cables released by former CIA employee …

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5 Nobel Prize winners: ‘End the war on drugs’

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Many have pointed out that the global war on drugs has been a waste of tax-payer time and money. It has also resulted in loathsome socio-political policies that have negative long-term ramifications. Now, five Nobel Prize winning economists as well as several world leaders are endorsing a just-published report by the London School of …

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Stop Watching Us rally challenges NSA spying

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Demonstarators carry signs at “Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. Twelve years after Americans were stripped of their rights in the name of fighting terrorism, thousands have gathered in Washington DC to protest unconstitutional NSA spying programs revealed …

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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

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After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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A map of all the countries the United States has invaded

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From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of her independence. What constitutes invasion? As one map below shows, the US has a military presence in much of the world without being an occupying force (though some would …

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