Some companies use in-home shopping parties to get customers to spend on items like jewelry and Tupperware in the company of friends -- and a lot of alcohol. Diageo Plc is going straight to the fun by shipping liquor and bartenders to clients’ living rooms.
Colombia’s administration is turning a blind eye to Venezuelan government repression in a bid to keep peace talks with Marxist guerrillas on track, according to presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.
Terrorist attacks on Colombia’s largest coal producer, Cerrejon, increased to a record last year as Marxist guerrillas step up an offensive against mining companies they say are looting the Andean nation’s wealth.
Last February, Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderon, posted 22 tweets about Yoani Sanchez, the Cuban dissident blogger. Each tweet was more enthusiastic than the last. “Brave activist for freedom,” Calderon called her.
The interception in Colombia of a plane carrying almost half a metric ton of coca paste bound for Mexico is a sign Mexican drug cartels are switching from importers to manufacturers, according to Colombian police.
Jorge Contrera checked a pair of soiled shoes from top to bottom, tried to buff them with his shirt sleeve, then paid 40 pesos ($5) for his 8-year-old daughter’s present. Before Argentina’s devaluation last month, he planned to surprise her with a new pair.