Mexican Nearshoring Opportunities Seen Spurring Energy Needs – Natural Gas Intelligence

The massive opportunities presented by nearshoring were all the rage last week at a packed energy conference in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Industry Exchange LLC’s 8th Mexico Infrastructure Projects Forum kicked off with government officials and executives expounding on the theme. Nuevo León Economy Secretary Iván Rivas said, “We will do everything to take advantage of … Read more

Philippines grants US greater access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines, US agree to add four locations under EDCA Agreement comes amid tensions in South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, their defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid mounting concern over … Read more

Diversity professor verbally attacks student after being triggered by term ‘terrorist attack’: complaint

A clinical psychologist and professor who teaches a mandatory diversity class at George Washington University allegedly created a hostile environment that promoted violence against civilians, according to a complaint filed with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Dr. Lara Sheehi sits on the board of the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and practices … Read more

India hikes spending, shuns ‘outright populism’ in last pre-election budget

Capex to rise 33% to 10 trillion rupees in 2023/24 Govt targets gross borrowing of 15.43 trillion rupees Eyes fiscal deficit of 5.9% in 2023/24, 4.5% by 2025/26 NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India announced on Wednesday one of its biggest ever increases in capital spending for the next fiscal year to create jobs … Read more

Brazil Wants to Abandon a 34,000-Ton Ship at Sea. It would be an environmental disaster

Brazilian aircraft carrier Sao Paulo (A12) seen in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 11, 2016. Credit – Benoit Tessier—Reuters Somewhere in the South Atlantic ocean right now, a 34,000-ton, 870-ft. The aircraft carrier is floating aimlessly on the waves. The vessel, caught in an international dispute over its toxic contents, is about to become one … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

Reform would raise retirement age to 64 Schools, transport networks, refinery deliveries hit Macron: Reform vital to ensure viability of pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted French refinery deliveries, public transport and schools on Tuesday in a second day of nationwide protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make people … Read more