Organized crime | Cocaine cash is polluting Peruvian politics

In his run for governor of a rough Peruvian jungle state, Manuel Gambini has repeatedly cited his plaudits from the U.S. government for promoting the cultivation of cocoa beans over

BRAZIL | Millions vote in election full of surprises

The twists and turns in Brazil’s presidential race were ending yesterday, at least for a few hours, as millions of Brazilians were casting ballots in an election expected to force

This Day in History | 1981 – Egypt’s President Sadat assassinated

A number of other dignitaries including foreign diplomats were killed or seriously wounded. The Egyptian authorities have declared a state of emergency. President Sadat was attending the eighth anniversary of the Yom

Offbeat: Errant Taliban tweet claims spokesman in Pakistan

An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan. On Friday, a tweet by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming an attack included

F1 | Hamilton wins Japanese GP marred by Bianchi crash

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One victory in a race marred by a serious crash. With Hamilton leading teammate Nico

Rear Window: Be prepared

1. As we write this column, unaware of the key players in Chui Sai On’s second team of secretaries, we have to rely on President Xi Jinping’s political endorsement. This

Monday, October 10, 2014 – edition no. 2163

• Hundreds in Macau support neighbors’ plight * Taxi blues: Scheming under the national flag in overcrowded Macau * Adelson predicts high-roller rebound in two months * Chui confirms changes to Gov’t team *

The Buzz | Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN

The foreign minister of the Bahamas says his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying allowing it to balloon would be a "recipe for civil strife." Frederick Mitchell struck a

World briefs

CHINA President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders solemnly presented flower baskets yesterday at the People’s Heroes Monument in central Beijing to mark Martyr’s Day, one of three new holidays

City of Dreams brings guests to space | Up, up and away!

The local resort City of Dreams has revealed its newest project, which seeks to enhance the experience of its guests by providing them with an adventure to outer space. In an

National Day, 8pm | Students rally in support of massive protest in Hong Kong

Several secondary and university students will organize a demonstration at Friendship Square today at 8pm to show solidarity with the protesters who are occupying major traffic arteries in Hong Kong. Nevertheless,

Yellow taxis’ contract at risk of failing to meet demands

Kou Kun Pang told reporters that data on the yellow taxis’ service index, which focuses on their ability to respond to customers’ calls, was presented yesterday during the meeting. Figures

MGTO promotes Macau as business travel destination

MGTO is running a booth at the three-day event under the theme “Touching Moments, Experience Macau.” In a statement, MGTO declared that forty delegates have already traveled to Thailand, representing

Gov’t approves up to 6 pct increase on ferry fares

A press release from the Bureau suggests that the government will allow the ferry service providers to increase the current MOP5 fares for Macau–Hong Kong economy class journeys by 2.6

Up in smoke | Tam says casino gaming revenue seen declining 13 pct

The city had set a record for tourist arrivals in August despite gaming revenue growth narrowing, according to the report posted yesterday on the website of the state-controlled television station.

Gaming Alert Casino bill set to pass in Japan Lower House, lawmaker says

“We want to finish up in the lower house in the first half of October and send it on to the upper house,” Koichi Hagiuda, secretary-general of a lawmaker’s group

Customs busts importer selling smuggled goods to supermarkets

Information suggests that the trading firm has been in operation for more than a decade at the Border Gate district. It is alleged that parallel traders have been employed to

EU merchandise imports increase 22 pct

Merchandise imports from European Union countries to Macau have increased by 22 percent year- on-year in August, reaching a total of MOP14.60 billion. Data released by the Statistics and Census Service

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