Brazilian Government Will Eliminate Tariffs on Soy and Corn until Next Year

The Brazilian government decided to temporarily eliminate tariffs on soy and corn imports from nations outside the Mercosur trade bloc until next year, in a move that reverses one of the main policies of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Puerto Rican Government Will Relax COVID-19 Restrictions and Extend Curfew

Puerto Rican announced on Saturday that it will relax some COVID-19-related restrictions next week, pointing out that more people will be able to visit gyms, casinos, restaurants and theaters all around the Caribbean island.

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Indian Government Warns Amazon and Flipkart over Country of Origin Rule

The Indian government formally warned Walmart’s Flipkart and Amazon on Monday morning that sellers on their platforms are not complying with a rule that requires a product’s country of origin to be specified.

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Greater Manchester, England Running Out of Hospital Beds Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Leaked NHS Document Reveals

Hospitals in Greater Manchester, England are either full or running out of beds to treat the critically ill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a leaked document from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) revealed.

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Socialist Luis Arce Wins Presidential Election in Bolivia

Socialist candidate of the Movimiento al Socialismo party Luis Arce will be declared the winner of Bolivia’s presidential election after interim president Jeanine Añez formally conceded defeat on Monday and announced 52 percent of the people registered in the electoral college voted for him. Opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho gained 31 percent and 17 percent respectively.

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US Judge Rules that Venezuelan PDVSA’s 2020 Bonds Are Still Valid

A United States judge ruled on Friday morning that 2020 bonds of Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA are “valid and enforceable,” which analysts believe it represents a significant setback for Venezuela’s opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido.

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Stock Market Jumps in Pre-Market Trading Hours

The US stock market jumped on Monday’s pre-market trading hours as investors in the United States and all over the world hoped for a stimulus deal from Washington. The Dow Jones e rose 200 points, indicating a more than 100-point gain at the open, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in positive territory.

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