A year later, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

CONCHAGUA, El Salvador, Sept. 7 (Reuters) – A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world’s first cryptocurrency city was to be built – a circular metropolis fueled by a volcano – it’s still a dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that “Bitcoin City” would be a tax … Read more

Drought and high costs bring US berry giants to Canada’s maple syrup land

MONTREAL / OTTAWA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – An area in Canada best known for maple syrup has been tested for mass production of berries normally grown in warmer areas, making it the unexpected beneficiary of extreme weather. , local demand and rising costs in traditional growing areas like California. Driscoll and grower-owned Naturipe Farms LLC, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Chinese defense firm took over Venezuelan oil lift for debt compensation – sources

SINGAPORE / HOUSTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – China has entrusted the shipment of millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil to a defense-focused state company despite US sanctions, part of a deal to offset Caracas’ billions of dollars in debt. to Beijing, according to three sources and tanker location data. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) stopped … Read more

Explanator: causes and consequences of the fires and deforestation in the Amazon

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Brazil promised last year to stop deforestation by 2030, but in June, the number of fires burning in the country’s Amazon rainforest hit a 15-year high. The fire season started last month and the logging rate remains high. Read more Things could get worse this month, as wildfires in Brazil traditionally … Read more