“fbi” – Google News: VSBLTY Names 2 Former FBI Agents, Retail Marketing Expert to Advisory Board – Digital Signage Connection

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VSBLTY Names 2 Former FBI Agents, Retail Marketing Expert to Advisory Board  Digital Signage Connection

PHILADELPHIA, March 7, 2019 — VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (the “Company” or “VSBLTY”) (CSE: VSBY) (Frankfurt: 5VS), a leading retail software …

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: Trump news live – President attacks Democrats over antisemitism and threatens to block ‘Fake News Networks’ from 2020 debates – The Independent

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Trump news live – President attacks Democrats over antisemitism and threatens to block ‘Fake News Networks’ from 2020 debates  The Independent

Donald Trump has stirred controversy by accusing House Democrats of failing to tackle antisemitism in their ranks, saying it was “shameful” the opposition had …

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: Tight Job Market Continues SMB Squeeze: Paychex – pymnts.com

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Tight Job Market Continues SMB Squeeze: Paychex  pymnts.com

Small businesses continue to feel the squeeze of a tight labor market, but average hourly wages for SMBs increased in February, finds Paychex.

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: Hitachi Capital America Lands Trade Finance Takeover – pymnts.com

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Hitachi Capital America Lands Trade Finance Takeover  pymnts.com

Hitachi Capital America seeks to expand in the technology sector with its acquisition of Global Technology Finance, a supply chain financing solutions provider.

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“fbi books on amazon” – Google News: Inova Payroll Targets Hospitality With API Integration – pymnts.com

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Inova Payroll Targets Hospitality With API Integration  pymnts.com

Inova Payroll launches an API integration with M3, which provides an accounting and human capital management (HCM) platform for the hospitality industry.

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: Inova Payroll Targets Hospitality With API Integration – pymnts.com

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Inova Payroll Targets Hospitality With API Integration  pymnts.com

Inova Payroll launches an API integration with M3, which provides an accounting and human capital management (HCM) platform for the hospitality industry.

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“fbi criticism” – Google News: FBI Probe, Oracle Suit Eye Amazon’s Government Procurement Role – pymnts.com

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FBI Probe, Oracle Suit Eye Amazon’s Government Procurement Role  pymnts.com

The FBI launches an investigation into the DoD’s contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) after an Oracle suit alleges unfair government procurement …

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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (8 sites): InSight Crime: Bronze Smuggling Leaves Venezuela’s Cemeteries Without Headstones

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Bronze Smuggling Leaves Venezuela’s Cemeteries Without Headstones

A recent investigation into the theft and smuggling of bronze in Venezuela has revealed the existence of an organized crime network, dismantling Venezuelan artistic heritage in order to send bronze contraband to Caribbean islands.

Plaques identifying tombs in Venezuelan cemeteries as well as hundreds of bronze sculptures have disappeared in at least 12 states. An investigation carried out over two years by a team from Institutional Assets and Monuments of Venezuela (IAM Venezuela) determined that 6,812 pieces, equivalent to 297 tons of bronze, have been systematically stolen and sold to Colombia, the Caribbean and even Asia.

According to this study, Venezuelan bronze trafficking represents profits of millions of dollars for the criminal groups involved.

The illicit trafficking of bronze verified by IAM Venezuela showed that the west of the country is the most affected region, both due to being rich in monuments and located close to the Colombian border.

“Those who traffic illicitly in metals prefer the bustling Colombian city of Cúcuta, where they sell a kilogram of molten bronze at around $6,” according to Anderson Jaimes, director of research at the San Cristóbal Museum in Táchira state.

The work details that the criminals send the bronze from Venezuela to Colombia at the border, to the Dutch territories Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao from the state of Falcón, and to Trinidad and Tobago from the eastern and southern regions of Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago.

InSight Crime Analysis

Organized crime groups have regularly explored new criminal markets in Venezuela. The smuggling of bronze has consolidated itself into a transnational economy, which Venezuelan authorities have seemingly no interest in stopping.

The researchers from IAM Venezuela, consulted by InSight Crime, do not rule out complicity from authorities in allowing the theft and looting of bronze from cemeteries and beyond, as well as its subsequent sale.

One case, the theft of two bronze doors weighing around 1,000 kilograms from a bank in Zulia state, stood out to them as not having been doable without security agencies having allowed it.

SEE ALSO: 7 Reasons for Describing Venezuela as a ‘Mafia State’

Milagros González, one of the coordinators of the investigation, also warns that while their findings all indicated the involvement of organized mafia behind bronze theft, security agencies provided no official data for the report.

“IAM Venezuela has documented bronze theft for the last two years, and has kept highly detailed records for the last year. We hope this research will help curb this crime…as it is destroying Venezuela’s symbols,” González explained to InSight Crime.

Another IAM Venezuela investigator, journalist Nilda Silva, said that “the lack of a proper cultural protection policy has led to impunity.”

“We have denounced the theft of plaques and busts in states such as Mérida and Barinas but there has never been any government action. The number of thefts has risen…but there are no open investigations, nor are there any detainees. Venezuela has become an open bronze mine,” she told InSight Crime.

Bronze is only the latest product to be added to the long list of various items smuggled out of Venezuela by organized crime organizations acting with virtual impunity. It joins other merchandise such as gold, copper, coltan, fuel, cattle and weapons, which organized crime networks draw from Venezuelan territory and sell to Colombia, the Caribbean and abroad.

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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (8 sites): InSight Crime: Peruvian Farmers Abandoning Coffee Plantations for Coca Fields

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Peruvian Farmers Abandoning Coffee Plantations for Coca Fields

A drop in coffee prices is forcing hundreds of Peruvian farmers to seek work in coca plantations-a sign that the country, like its neighbor Colombia, is seeing a boom in coca cultivation.

A report by the Association of Exporters (ADEX) notes that although coffee production increased by 6 percent in Peru between January and November of 2018, the total value of the exported goods decreased by 6 percent. This is directly attributed to low prices in the international market and obstacles in the consolidation of sales contracts.

SEE ALSO: Coverage of Coca

Lorenzo Castillo, a general manager of the National Coffee Board (JNC), stated last December that farmers had started migrating to drug-trafficking regions of the country to work on coca plantations, where they can earn higher wages. Castillo mentioned that the trend is a major issue in regions such as Satipo, Puerto Ocopa, Rio Tambo, and Alto Mayo.

The JNC has requested the government of President Martin Vizcarra to intervene and help coffee farmers to remain competitive within the global market.

InSight Crime Analysis

Whereas Colombia has had trouble getting farmers to switch from coca to other crops because of market prices, these same dynamics are now boosting Peru’s coca cultivation.

Farmers in Peru can receive approximately 40 Peruvian soles (around $12) for a day’s work in a coffee plantation. For the same day’s work cultivating coca, payment exceeds 100 Peruvian soles (around $30).

The discrepancy in wages is being exacerbated by declining coffee prices in the international market. From 2014 to 2019, the cost per pound of coffee declined from $1.784 to $1.016.

In addition to these factors, coca cultivation in Peru, which decreased considerably between 2015 and 2016, rose 14 percent to 49,900 hectares in 2017. This is attributed to the price increase of coca leaf and a decline in eradication efforts, according to a joint report in December by the United Nations and the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA).

SEE ALSO: Can Peru’s Ambitious Eradication Goal Reduce Coca Crops?

A combination of weak market prices and an increase of coca cultivation is testing Peru’s eradication program which was launched in 2017. The aim of the program was to reduce Peru’s coca space by more than 50 percent and also attract thousands of farmers into adhering to crop substitution programs by 2021.

But similarly to Colombia, which has recently announced a new program to forcefully eradicate coca fields, Peru’s initiative looks like it will fall far short of expectations. Without substantial support from the state, it is likely that more and more coffee farmers in Peru will continue to drift into the coca fields.

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