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Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

Global Personal Freedom Declines Notably According to New Human Freedom Index

The HFI captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly, and measures freedom of movement, women’s freedoms, crime and violence, and legal discrimination against same-sex relationships. While economic freedom around the world has increased slightly since 2008, the report finds that of the 12 major categories that make up the index, all but five have seen some deterioration, with Religion, Identity and Relationships, and Rule of Law seeing the largest decreases since 2008.

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Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

Costa Rica Invited To Join OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced that it has extended an invitation to Costa Rica to become the 38th member state of the organization.

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Barbados Upset About Being Blacklisted By European Union

Barbados Upset About Being Blacklisted By European Union

The Government of Barbados considers the blacklisting of the country by the European Union over its regulatory regime to combat money laundering and terrorist financing to be both unjust and regrettable, says Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall

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