Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 simple steps I’d take today to turn £100k into £1m after the FTSE 100’s stock market crash

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This could improve your portfolio’s growth rate, and increase your chances of making a million.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 bargainsBuying undervalued FTSE 100 shares could be a means of boosting your total returns. The index has a long track record of experiencing booms and busts, which suggests that buying shares during the latter can be a means of experiencing higher capital growth rates.At the present time, a wide range of large-cap shares appear to offer good value for money. Investor sentiment towards many sectors, such as resources, financial services and retail, is relatively weak. This situation may persist in the short run due to the ongoing economic difficulties that are likely to continue over the coming months. However, with major stimulus packages having been announced, the long-term outlook for asset prices could be more positive than current valuations suggest.Financial strengthOf course, buying undervalued FTSE 100 shares is unlikely to make you a million if they do not survive the challenging operating conditions faced in the short run. As such, it is imperative to focus your capital on those businesses that have a high chance of surviving what could be one of the most severe recessions for many years.Through assessing a company’s balance sheet strength, its cash flow and access to liquidity, it may be possible to build a picture regarding its capacity to emerge from the current crisis in a relatively strong position. Doing so may enable you to buy the companies with the greatest long-term growth potential as the economy recovers.DiversificationIt may be too soon to know which FTSE 100 sectors will deliver the strongest returns over the long run. For example, some sectors may be more deeply affected by coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown than others. This may entail that some companies can return to normality sooner than others, with major business model changes not necessarily required in some industries in response to changing consumer demands.Therefore, it is prudent to maintain a diverse spread of industries and businesses within your portfolio over the coming years. This strategy may enable you to reduce your reliance on a small number of companies for your returns, while allowing you to access a wider range of businesses from which to generate high returns. As such, it could improve your overall financial prospects and increase your chances of making a million.center_img Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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WIN a trip to the Hong Kong Sevens

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How many days does the Hong Kong Sevens run for?A  OneB  TwoC  ThreeEntries must be received by midnight on 3 October 2016. Full T&Cs apply (see Gulliverstravel.co.uk)  for details The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is one of the most exciting events in the world and a must-do tour for rugby fans. The carnival atmosphere is second-to-none and truly international, with sevens supporters from across the globe making the annual pilgrimage to watch the best teams in the world excel in the shortened format of the game.To celebrate Gullivers Sports Travel being appointed as the ONLY Official Travel Agent in Europe for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens for the next three years, they are offering one Rugby World reader and a friend the chance to be there next April!Great spectacle: The All Blacks celebrate their win at the 2014 Hong Kong SevensThis competition is exclusive to Rugby World readers and here’s the prize package:2 x official tickets to all three days of the tournament(Friday 7 to Saturday 9 April 2017) Party time: The Hong Kong Sevens is one of the year’s great rugby events center_img Return flights for 2 peopleFour nights in a 3-star hotel (two people sharing a double/twin room) close to Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s best area for nightlife.For your chance to win this fantastic prize, just answer the following simple question and enter your details at gulliverstravel.co.uk/rugbyworld: Here’s your chance to be at the must-see Sevens event next April thanks to Gullivers Sports Travellast_img read more

Outeiro House / Ezzo

first_img Year:  Outeiro House / EzzoSave this projectSaveOuteiro House / Ezzo Houses Save this picture!+ 22 Share Architects: Ezzo – Cesar Machado Moreira Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeEzzo – Cesar Machado MoreiraOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPortoRefurbishmentHousesPortugalPublished on February 06, 2009Cite: “Outeiro House / Ezzo ” 06 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Outeiro House / Ezzo 2006 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/13525/outeiro-house-ezzo Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/13525/outeiro-house-ezzo Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The earliest records of the construction of the house at Outeiro Street date back to the last 19th century where the road to Romanticsm started. Built using granite masonry and wooden structure, the building has undergone several modifications and tenures over the years. Save this picture!At the start of the project, the main façade and the interior wooden beams were the only original elements remaining. The object of this project is the building, three meters wide by seventeen meters long, on four uneven floors, thus taking up the entire plot of land, It was decided that all of the existing structural elements would be maintained and, from there, a new interior would be built, by making use of the imaginary platforms and assigning a function to each level. Save this picture!The entrance takes up all of the ground floor, the bedroom is on the first floor, and the bathroom and laundry room are located in between floors. Save this picture!The second floor is made up of the living room, kitchen and dining room leaving the office and terrace to be found on the top floor. The purpose of this distribution was to support the connection between the house’s social areas and scenery, in a gesture to the hill where it is located. Save this picture!To connect these spaces, the staircase on the ground floor was hidden in such a way as not to reveal the house’s interior; from the first floor to the top floor, the new vertical access points were realized using straight-line stairs. Save this picture!Another important aspect of the project was the distinct nature that each area possesses; thes stand out not only because of their different views, but also because of the various textures and colors that have been selected. On the ground floor, a coarse-sand plaster was used, along with the same brown color used for the exterior, so as to create an intimate ambiance that is evocative of the shelter provided by a cave. The stairwell, in brilliant white, leads into the house, two pink panels pop up along the way, hiding the guest bathroom and the storeroom from sight. Save this picture!The first floor was found to have large blocks of yellow granite masonry which was perfectly fitted and then maintained in it’s entirely, giving this floor a yellowish colour somewhere between brown and white. On the more recently built two upper floors, the walls are smooth and white. The kitchen, which acts as a central element, epitomizes a unique area which brings together the living and dining rooms, designed as an area for socializing, where everyone plays a part in the ritual of cooking. On arriving at the outdoor terrace we find, once again, brown in the wood and pink in the flowers, and this takes us back to the start of our journey through the house. Save this picture!Outeiro House employs a typical 19th century structural system: wooden beams, wooden deck floors, – integral preserve in the reconstruction. The first two floors are built in granite masonry. On the more recently built two upper floors the walls are coated with curved fiber plate p177ntfs at the front and lateral. At the backyard the facade is in curved cellular polycarbonate plate to illuminate the interior. On the ground floor, a coarse-sand plaster was used, along with the same brown color used for the exterior, the stairwell, in brilliant white, leads into the first floor. To connect all the spaces, there is a new vertical access points realized using straight-line stairs fixed in the wall. The walls are smooth and white and the pavement in pine wood.Project gallerySee allShow lessTenerife Espacio de las Artes, Herzog & de Meuron by Iwan BaanArticlesORDOS 100 #16: Dellekamp arquitectosArticles Share CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal “COPY” Portugallast_img read more

Lily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore Architects

first_img Projects Lily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore Architects Houses ArchDaily Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Duravit, EPDM, Emtek, Grohe, Intus Windows, Douglas Fir, Ipe, Port Orford, VMZINC, WAC LightingSave this picture!© Trent BellRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Located on the a granite knob 30′ above a lily pond the house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the south. It is an optimal orientation that combines water views with a positive solar aspect. The house replaced an existing structure lived in by the current owners for the past 25 years. They were committed to building a low impact house which relies less on fossil fuel and produces most of it’s own power via a 7kw solar array.Save this picture!© Trent BellThe three main cubic volumes are clad in white cedar boards and zinc panels which will all weather to a silver gray further connecting the building to the site of granite ledges and native ground cover, shrubs and trees. The construction techniques include a high performance building envelop and triple glazed windows. The plan is very compact and organized around a series of split-levels. This allows the house to both hug the ledge and provide a series of high outlooks while reducing the overall height and mass of the house. A series of flat roofs provides an upper terrace and platforms for the solar PV panel system.Save this picture!© Trent BellThe cantilevered sunscreens extend the boundaries of the building envelop and provide a branch like quality to the facade.Save this picture!© Trent BellThe contemplative mood of the site is reflected in the limited palette of materials on the inside. Exposed concrete floors, unpainted plaster walls, natural wood and blacked steel all contribute to the serenity of the house. Natural light suffuses every room. The main living spaces have multiple orientations that celebrates the changing light during the course of the day.     Save this picture!© Trent BellSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Trent BellProject gallerySee allShow lessAnnandale Scrubby Bay / PattersonsSelected ProjectsJames Corner Field Operations’ ICEBERGS Brings the Chill to the National Building Mu…Architecture News Share Save this picture!© Trent Bell+ 16 Share CopyHouses•Biddeford, United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTheodore + Theodore ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBiddefordUnited StatesPublished on July 11, 2016Cite: “Lily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore Architects” 11 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?莲花池住宅/ Theodore + Theodore Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Year: center_img Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore Architects 2015 Photographs:  Trent Bell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Theodore + Theodore Architects Area Area of this architecture project United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790945/lily-pond-house-theodore-plus-theodore-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790945/lily-pond-house-theodore-plus-theodore-architects Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

One Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsign

first_imgCopyAbout this officeminimalDEsignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsRosnówkoPolandPublished on August 26, 2018Cite: “One Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsign” 26 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Przemyslaw Wawrzyniak+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898526/one-family-house-dr-house-minimaldesign Clipboard Poland Year:  One Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsignSave this projectSaveOne Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsign Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Rosnówko, Poland Manufacturers: Ruukki, Aluprof, Mapei, Saint-Gobain, Pir, Rukki Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© Przemyslaw WawrzyniakText description provided by the architects. The plot is located in the zone of the Wielkopolski National Park, Poland. Nature plays a key role here.Save this picture!PlanGenius loci of the place, or its spirit, is an ancient alder trees near the shore of the lake that give shade and shelter from the sun.Save this picture!© Przemyslaw WawrzyniakThe essence of the place is to cut off from the urban look of the village, from the chaotically growing architecture. Creation of an enclave of peace.Save this picture!ElevationOpen space for lake and trees. The entrance to the building opens with views of all parts of the world.Save this picture!© Przemyslaw WawrzyniakElevations covered with larch boards. The high quality claddinggives the soft and natural appearance to the building.Save this picture!© Przemyslaw WawrzyniakProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Bresson / monomSelected ProjectsKordsa Global – Sabancı University Composite Technology Research and Development Cen…Selected Projects Share ArchDaily Projects 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898526/one-family-house-dr-house-minimaldesign Clipboard Photographs Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project One Family House “Dr House” / minimalDEsign “COPY” Photographs:  Przemyslaw Wawrzyniak Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: minimalDEsign Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Behind the murder of Berta Cáceres

first_imgBerta CáceresHonduran Indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot to death a year ago at her home in a gated community, supposedly under Honduran government protection.An investigation by the British newspaper The Guardian revealed Feb. 28 that the death of Cáceres, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, was “an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s U.S.-trained special forces.”Cáceres’ murder caused such an outcry within Honduras and internationally that the Honduran government was forced to put eight men on trial for her murder. The Guardian’s investigation revealed that among the accused were:Major Mariano Díaz, chief of Honduran army intelligence at the time of the murder, on track to be promoted to lieutenant colonel. He attended cadet leadership courses at Ft. Benning, Ga., in 1997, and a counterterrorism course at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Lackland AFB, Texas, in 2005.Sgt. Henry Javier Hernández, a former Honduran military special forces sniper.Sergio Rodríguez, a manager for the internationally funded Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam, which Cáceres had opposed. This dam project is funded by Desarrollos Energéticos SA (Desa), a corporation headed by Roberto David Castillo Mejía, a former military intelligence officer.Retired Lt. Douglas Giovanny Bustillo, who joined the military on the same day as Díaz and had been in constant ­contact with him. Bustillo attended logistics and artillery courses at the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, which trained hundreds of Latin American officers who later committed ­human rights ­abuses. Bustillo was also head of Desa corporate security between 2013 and 2015.Berta Cáceres had reported 33 death threats linked to her campaign against the Desa dam, including many from Desa management. A former Honduran soldier reported that Cáceres was on a hit list that was passed on to U.S.-trained military units.Because of these threats, the Honduran government set up a guard station at the gate of Cáceres’ home, but it was left empty on the night of the murder.A legal source told the Guardian reporter: “The murder of Berta Cáceres has all the characteristics of a well-planned operation designed by military intelligence, where it is absolutely normal to contract civilians as assassins. It is inconceivable that someone with her high profile, whose campaign had made her a problem for the state, could be murdered without at least implicit authorization of military high command.”In 2009, the Honduran military overthrew the elected government in Honduras, with Washington’s tacit support. The U.S. State Department, at the time headed by Hillary Clinton, violated Organization of American States rules by doing nothing to oppose the military junta.Since then, military death squads have roamed the country, murdering tens of thousands, particularly Indigenous people, at the behest of mining companies who need dams to power their operations. The U.S. government has proclaimed its opposition to these murders, but has not stopped sending funds to the Honduran military, amounting to $18 million a year.The Trump regime has made its position quite clear. Homeland Security Chief John Kelly has proposed tearing Honduran and other Central American refugee children from their mother’s arms if they somehow manage to reach the U.S. border, fleeing death squads. (washingtonpost.com, March 7)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more