Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and his government are moving to nationalize bankrupt grain and seed oil exporter Vicentin as Kirchnerismo in Argentina pushes for a capture of that country's infirm enterprises.
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The USG is reducing the number of troops they have deployed to Germany by 9500. Just under 25,000 US Troops will remain in Germany after the withdrawal. The Polish government is allegedly appealing for some of the troops to be sent there, but as domestic instability continues to grow inside the US as part of the North American new normal.
Uruguayan firm Fotmer Life Sciences exported 3,307 pounds of cannabis flower to an unknown Portuguese customer in the largest "legal" export of cannabis flower across the Atlantic so far. Customs documents valued the flower at ~2 USD per gram.
A week after civil unrest in the USSA escalated to the point that a police station was sacked, the persistence of mob violence and looting appears to have joined mouth coverings as part of their new normal. Police and National Guard members appear to largely be retreating or making gestures of submission when confronted.
Brasil's "Federal Police" struck the homes of numerous ardent supporters of Brasil's democratically elected President Jair Bolsonaro as part of an alleged campaign to suppress "fake news" in the country. Search warrants were executed against 29 political targets. The President's son Carlos Bolsonaro condemned the raids as ideologically driven and unconstitutional.
For his principled refusal to surrender to the internationally dominant virus hysteria, President Jair Bolsonaro has seen himself disconnected from the levers of power by bureaucrats and regional governors.
Civil unrest has gripped Minneapolis, Minnesota after an incident on Monday where 46 year old black resident George Floyd was subdued by the application of a cop's knee to his neck until the life left his body. The Monday incident happened in broad daylight in front of a crowd of spectators leading to wide dissemination of video documenting Floyd's killing. (more...)
Ships delivering gasoline from Iran have begun arriving in Venezuelan waters. Despite being a major producer of oil sitting on substantial proven reserves, Venezuela is suffering from shortages of gasoline.
While failing to make payment Argentina is claiming it "extended" the deadline to make it deal that it had been threatening creditors with. Rumors suggest competing offers between the Argentine government and creditors never got within twenty cents on the dollar of each other.