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SUNS # 9679 Tuesday 1 November 2022

Trade : WTO DG to "double down" on controversial budget hike for 2023. (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Director-General, Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, seems determined to "double down" on her proposal to increase the WTO's budget by 7.7% from CHF 197.2 million to CHF 212.45 million in 2023, despite an apparently "frosty" response receive d from WTO members early this month, said people familiar with the development.

UN : Will the lettuce outlast all this? (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
No. No lettuce, no matter how British i t may be, could outlast such a steady depletion of the very foundation of lif e.

Venezuela : Migration turns from hope to nightmare (PRIV)
(IPS, Caracas)
Thousands of Venezuelans who have crossed the treacherous Darien jungle between Colombia and Panama, or who have made the perilous journey through Central America and Mexico to reach the United States, have found themselves stranded in countries that do not want them, unable to continue their journey or to afford to return to their country.

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