Ex-FARC ordered to pay 36 million dollars for the kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt, September 13, 2021. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP The American justice condemned the former Colombian rebellion of the FARC to pay 36 million dollars (about 31.5 million euros) in compensation for the kidnapping of the Franco-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt between 2002 and 2008, according to the decision of in federal court in Pennsylvania on January … Read more

BNP Paribas sells its American bank Bank of the West for more than 16 billion dollars

BNP Paribas is done with its conquest of the American West. The French banking giant announced, Monday, December 20, that it had reached an agreement with the Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group) to sell it its Californian subsidiary Bank of the West for an amount of $ 16.3 billion (14.4 billion billion euros), in … Read more

Venezuela between dollars and getting by

By Marie Delcas Posted today at 1:42 am, updated at 5:33 am Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe growing weight of the greenback makes it possible to curb the rise in prices, while widening inequalities. By effectively abandoning all control over the economy, the government of Nicolas Maduro is choosing pragmatism. No more shortages, queues in … Read more

58 billion dollars in twenty years: the impact of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian economy according to the UN

A clothing stand is set up in front of the rubble of a store destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in May, in Gaza, on November 20, 2021. MOHAMMED SALEM / REUTERS In less than twenty years, the restrictive measures imposed by the Israeli occupation represent a shortfall of nearly 58 billion dollars (51.3 billion euros) for … Read more

Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations

The minibus of deceit “Are you a vaper or a smoker?” Half a dozen people are approaching passers-by with that question, flyer in hand, slogan flocked on their polyester T-shirts: “Back vaping. Beat Smoking”. At the end September 2021, after stops in Barcelona, Milan and Berlin, the World Vaper’s Alliance electric minibus, donned with a … Read more

Climate: the objective of 100 billion dollars for the countries of the South achievable in 2023

Area dried up due to climate change, in Badghis province, northwestern Afghanistan, October 15, 2021. HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP This is information on climate finance for which we can have two opposing readings. A negative, with the confirmation that the developed countries have not honored their promise to mobilize 100 billion dollars per year (about … Read more