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SUNS # 8826 Thursday 17 January 2019

Trade : E-com pluri-talks at WEF aimed at digital colonisation of South (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A global coalition of more than 35 civil so ciety organisations (CSOs) has charged that the plans to launch plurilateral nego tiations on e-commerce on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos next week are really about rules for digital colonisation.

Trade : Venezuela's WTO complaint targets US ban of its cryptocurrency (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Venezuela has initiated a dispute against t he United States at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) last week over certain US measures relating to trade in goods and services, including a US Presidenti al Executive Order that bars any US-based financial transactions in Venezuela' s new "Petro" cryptocurrency.

United Nations : Building Mongolia's green future (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The landlocked country of Mongolia sparks certain images in the mind - rolling hills with horses against a picturesque backdrop.

Brazil : Indigenous people, the first victims of new far-right government (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
"We have already been decimated and subjected, and we have been victims of the integrationist policy of governments and the national state," said indigenous leaders, as they rejec ted the new Brazilian government's proposals and measures focusing on indigenous peoples.

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