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SUNS # 8872 Friday 22 March 2019

Trade : US keeping "Sword of Damocles" over China in bilateral talks? (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States wants to keep the Sword of Damocles hanging over China regardless of an outcome in the ongoing US-Chin a bilateral negotiations.

Venezuela : Economic and social rights situation rapidly deteriorating (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The enjoyment of economic and social rights has continued to deteriorate dramatically in Venezuela since mid-2018, with vulnerable populations being particularly affected, the UN High Commissione r for Human Rights has reported.

US : Did backlash against Trump trigger historic highs for women in politics ? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The dramatic increase in women legislators voted into office last November and the historic high of women candidates for the 2020 presidential elections have visibly changed the male-dominated political landscape in the US.

Latin America : Climate change also affects mental health in Mexico (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Minerva Montes lost her home on Holbox Island in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico.

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