The state of Veracruz has always been plagued by high levels of organized crime, and this year it was one of the first places where the president deployed the National Guard, the Associated Press reported. A major transit point for narcotics making their way north toward the USA border, Veracruz has always been convulsed by violent turf wars between drug cartels.
China's foreign ministry denied knowledge of any such calls. China has responded to Trump by issuing its own tariffs, but the nation has taken a more measured approach to the trade war , according to recent analysis from Chad Bown, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Announcing the deal Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump also said Japan would purchase large quantities of U.S. wheat and corn. The trade agreement with Japan comes as President Trump complained earlier this month that the Japanese only purchase USA wheat "because they want us to at least feel that we're OK".
A crisis over burning forest in the Amazon is "incredibly tragic", actor Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday, urging governments to do more, amid growing global outrage over the damage to the world's largest tropical rain forest. Macron said that the Amazon represents the "lungs" of the planet and that leaders were studying the possibility of similar support in Africa, also suffering from fires in its rainforests.
Dramatic video of Sunday night's clashes showed protesters armed with home-made batons forcing a small group of police through an intersection in the city's Tseun Wan district. The clashes on Saturday and Sunday marked a return to unrest after days of calmer protests, the report noted. At least 21 police officers were injured Sunday during the pro-democracy protests, Mak Chin-ho, assistant police commissioner said.
The Prime Minister returned from Barbados early this (MONDAY) morning ahead of the planned shutdown of air transport as a result of Tropical Storm Dorian . Current advisories for Dorian predict 2 to 6 inches of rain expected in Barbados, the Windward Island and Dominica, the the National Hurricane Center said .