World news letter of October 28, 2022

This newsletter covers the date of the census in Bolivia, cash payments in Italy, students in Russia mobilized in companies, and more.

Bolivia officials meet in the hope to find an agreement on the date of the census and end social tensions

Officials and leaders of Bolivia gather with the hope to find a solution on the date of the next census which has been the source of social protests. Because the date of the census will define resource distribution and political representation across the country.

In Italy, the new government wants to increase the limits on cash payments

The new government of Italy wants to raise restrictions on cash payments to up to 10,000 euros. Opposition parties denounce the proposal as a risk to favor the underground economy and criminal activities. It doesn’t make a large consensus in the coalition government either.

In Russia, some students called to replace workers mobilized in the military

In Russia, some students have started working in companies to temporarily replace workers who left their positions because they were mobilized for the war in Ukraine. Students enrolled in secondary vocational schools or in higher education who haven’t repeated the year are not subject to military mobilization. Students are however allowed to take an academic leave and join the military to participate in the war in Ukraine.

More news elsewhere in the world:

  • Mexico decided to end daylight saving time. Sunday, Mexican clocks will change the last time and be permanently set during winter hours.
  • In Kenya, the National Police Service has launched a countrywide crackdown on illegal LED lights mounted on vehicles. Having opaque rear lights, flashing lights, flickering lights, LED illuminating lights, unauthorized sirens or unauthorized red and blue lights would be considered an offense that can end up to 2 years in prison and a fine of 400,000 shillings (3,300 dollars).
  • In Poland, the ambassador of Russia is not invited to events organized by Polish authorities because of the war in Ukraine. But the Apostolic Nunciature, the equivalent to an embassy for the Catholic Church and the Pope, invited him to an event, according to Rzeczpospolita. A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that “fortunately”, the minister couldn’t make it to the event.

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