Latin America: the pendulum swings

On Sunday, the victory of the conservative mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, in Argentina’s presidential run-off election not only ended twelve years of populist rule by the Kirchners – Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007) followed by his widow Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015) – but will also have serious implications for the advance of the so-called “pink tide” in Latin America and the geopolitical balance of the region. 0


Birds gather at the side of the road

Farm on the East Bank Demerara is nothing like its name, unless you count the little kitchen gardens here and there.

The Diwali controversy 

The festival of Diwali is over but Hindus are still talking about the controversy over the date. The national holiday for the occasion was given on Tuesday, November 10, although many people believed that the correct day was on Wednesday, November 11 and observed on that day.

  • Guyana Stockfeeds mulls investment in ‘banking services’

    – US$10M to be invested over next two years, Badal says

    Robert Badal

    Basking in what he says has been a protracted run of success under his leadership, Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Stockfeeds Inc Robert Badal has disclosed to the Stabroek Business that the company will be seeking to invest around US$10 million in further upgrading its operations and diversifying into new operations including unspecified “new banking services. 0

  • Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

    ISTANBUL/MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey yesterday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as “emotional” and “unfitting.” In an escalating war of words, President Tayyip Erdogan responded to Russian accusations that Turkey has been buying oil and gas from Islamic State in Syria by accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his backers, which include Moscow, of being the real source of the group’s financial and military power.