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SUNS # 9562 Tuesday 26 April 2022

Trade : IMF, WB, WTO & OECD advance their agenda on industrial subsidies (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The newly created so-called "Gang of Four" comprising the heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have called for tackling subsidies, particularly industrial subsidies, due to their alleged economic and trade distortions in a de-globalizing world.

UN : Move to undermine veto powers in Security Council gains traction (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council (UNSC) - UK, US, France, China and Russia - have exercised their veto powers primarily to protect their own national interests or the interests of their close political and military allies.

Latin America : The Mayan train and the fight for Mexico's ancient jungle (PRIV)
(IPS, Playa del Carmen)
Along the wide slash of white earth in southwestern Mexico there are no longer trees or animals.

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