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SUNS # 8820 Wednesday 19 December 2018

Trade : US under fire for spawning "protectionism" and "unilateralism" (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China and several other countries on Mond ay held the United States singularly responsible for spawning "protectionism" and "unilateralism" in the global trading system over the last 12 months, trade envoys told SUNS.

Climate : Decisions for implementation of Paris Agreement adopted (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Katowice)
Decisions for the implementation of the P aris Agreement (PA) were adopted as a package by the Conference of Parties meeti ng as the Parties to the PA (CMA), late night on Saturday, 15 Dec, a day later than initially scheduled for the closure of the climate talks in Katowice, Polan d.

Mexico : Local communities question benefits of Mayan Train (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
"If thousands of people flock to this town, how will we be able to service them? I'm afraid of that growth," Zend y Euan, spokeswoman for a community organisation, said in reference to the Ma yan Train (TM) project, a railway network that will run through five states in southern Mexico.

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