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SUNS # 9121 Friday 15 May 2020

Brazil : Bolsonaro's "lunatic" foreign policy condemned by former Ministers (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
In an unprecedented move, all living former foreign ministers of Brazil have joined hands to strongly condemn the "lunatic" foreign policy of President Jair Bolsonaro, accusing it of subordinating national independence to the policies of the United States, "whose explicit political strategy is to promote its own self-interest above all other considerations."

Trade : WTO DG to relinquish office before end of his term (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization director-general Roberto Azevedo is expected to inform members Thursday that he would be relinquishing charge soon before completing his term of office on 31 August 2021, said sources familiar with the development.

Malawi : Vulnerable shortchanged in human trafficking prevention efforts (PRIV)
(IPS, Blantyre)
Malawi is not doing enough to enforce its laws on human trafficking, resulting in a number of cases against perpetrators being dismissed by the courts, according to a local rights group.

COVID-19 : The Commonwealth's response (PRIV)
(IPS, Toronto)
The coronavirus pandemic has been an unforgiving test of advanced economies.

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