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27/01/2022
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The US economy is exploding, reminiscent of President Carter's years

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that he expects a series of interest rate hikes this year and “at some point perhaps later this year we will start to allow the balance sheet to run off." Some Republican senators also expressed worries over whether the Fed was veering too far from its stated objectives of price stability, full employment, and banking oversight. Many of the questions to Powell from both sides of the Senate aisle centered on inflation, which is running at a close to a 40-year high, but he insisted the surge is "transitory". “If we see inflation persisting at high levels longer than expected, then if we have to raise interest more over time, we will,” Powell said.

 

 

U.S. consumer prices post the biggest rise in nearly 40 years; inflation close to peaking

CPI surges 7.0% year-on-year.

Jerome Powell

Washington DC, Jan 12 (Reuters).- U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in December as rental accommodation and used cars maintained their strong gains, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades, which bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as March.

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Wind farms in Colombia?

Colombia is planning to open wind energy fields in La Guajira. Wind energy is renewable and a cheap source of electricity. Although it is also considered a clean and non-polluting energy source, wind farms cause flora and fauna to change. In the case of La Guajira, migratory birds, for example, will have to alter their routes. Bats, which play a central role in the local ecosystem as pollinators of the cardón cactus species on which the indigenous Wayúus depend, will be badly affected. Their wave navigation system gets thrown off by wind turbines. Mortality rates of these flying mammals soar around wind farms.

 

 

 


Winds of change blow through indigenous lands in La Guajira

The Caribbean coastal desert is ground zero for Colombia’s plan to lead the region’s shift to renewable energy, but at huge cost to the Wayúu people.

La Guajira, Dec. 22.– Looking like huge, beached white whales in an arid landscape, theWind farm y La Guajira, Colombia. wind turbine’s blades lie on the ground. This is Cabo de la Vela, a remote area on the northern tip of the Colombian Guajira, a huge desert region on the Caribbean coast. The turbine is one of ten on the first wind farm to be built in Colombia in 17 years. It will stand 78 meters tall, each blade 49 meters long. The turbines are the new improved variety – bigger, more powerful and more cost-efficient because they can tap higher wind speeds.

The wind farm, called Guajira I, is owned by the Colombian hydroelectric company Isagene. Next door is Jepírachi, a wind farm owned by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM).

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The looming shadow of hyperinflation in the United States

America is experiencing the sharpest price spike since the Carter Administration. The budget waste and the enormous increases in the Money Supply (M2) are causing an accelerated erosion in the value of the dollar and, therefore, in its purchasing power. This economic policy is laying the foundations for an upcoming hyperinflation that may cause the second most crippling stagflation in the country's history.

Wholesale Prices See Biggest Annual Surge on Record  Stagflation

Wholesale prices rose at their fastest annual pace on record in November, with the newest inflation-related datapoint adding to broader concerns about the persistence of elevated prices as higher input costs for producers tend to trickle down to consumers.

The Labor Department said in a Dec. 14 statement that, for the 12 months ending in November, the final demand producer price index (PPI) jumped by 9.6 percent, the highest number in the history of the series, which goes back to 2010. Consensus forecasts predicted a slower 9.2 percent rise in the PPI final demand measure.

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Sigue aumentando la deuda en EEUU a pasos agigantados

Nuevamente se ha aumentado el límite al que puede llegar la deuda pública de Estados Unidos pese a la oposición del Partido Republicano a los enormes gastos que está provocando la reciente política económica de la actual Administración. Para sufragar esos gastos, el Congreso aprobó aumentar el "techo de la deuda" por 222 votos a favor y 212 en contra para acomodar el aumento de la deuda que acaba de superar la marca de US$29 billones (trillones en inglés) de dólares.

DEUDA NACIONAL DE EEUU
(los miles de billones se
  presentan como
  "trillones" en inglés)

1999      $ 5,656 billones
2007      $ 9,008 billones
2015      $19,151 billones
2019      $22,719 billones
To date $29,017 billones

Congreso de EEUU acuerda nuevo límite de endeudamiento

Washington DC, Dec. 8 (AFP).– Demócratas y republicanos encontraron un acuerdo para permitir una votación en el Congreso que posibilite aumentar el tope de endeudamiento de Estados Unidos y evitar así un default de la mayor economía mundial.

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Se multiplica la organización de Caravanas de Migrantes a través de México y desde México

Las caravanas migrantes o la migración en caravanas es una modalidad de migración que tiene dos características fundamentales: 1) Se realiza vía terrestre; y 2) Se realiza en grupos masivos de miles de personas. Las caravanas de migrantes desde Centroamérica han cobrado mayor relevancia tanto por número como por frecuencia a partir de la primera caravana masiva desde Honduras en octubre de 2018. Estas caravanas han surgido de una campaña que normalmente se hace en redes sociales, donde se llama a las personas migrantes a congregarse en un punto para movilizarse en grupo hasta llegar a Estados Unidos. Los organizadores y "coyotes" (traficantes de migrantes) cobran importantes sumas de dinero a los migrantes que pueden oscilar entre US$6,000 y US$20,000, según su procedencia.

Últimas noticias de las últimas caravana

Chiapas, Nov.21 (DP.net).– En Tapachula, a las 06:20 horas del pasado lunes, con un estimado deCaravana de migrantes atravesando MéxicoCaravana de miles de migrantes atravesando México 3 mil migrantes, partió una caravana integrada por centroamericanos, haitianos y cubanos. La mayoría son adultos jóvenes varones.

A las 10:00 horas, avanzaron por un punto de inspección migratorio instalado en el Ejido Viva México que atravesaron sin contratiempos.

A las 13:30 horas, la vanguardia de la caravana arribó al parque 5 de Mayo, ubicado en el municipio de Huehuetán donde sus integrantes pernoctaron; avanzaron hasta Huixtla el martes a primera hora. A la entrada de la ciudad pasaron por un segundo punto de inspección y no se reportó incidente alguno.

La caravana está encabezada Luis Rey García Villagrán, Director del Centro de Dignificación Humana, quien expreso a los medios que las autoridades mexicanas no han dado respuesta a los inmigrantes sobre soluciones que los beneficien a ellos y a sus familias.

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