India Seeks Solution to Venezuelan Payment Crisis

Venezuela has bought pharmaceutical products from India. Unfortunately, because of the large economic crisis Venezuela has been suffering from, they’ve been unable to pay their debt. The South American country has been stuck with the debt for the past year. Of all Venezuela’s exporters, Indian exporters are the hardest hit. The pharmaceutical importers are trying to come up with a way for Venezuela to be able to pay their debt to the Indian company. The model is similar to the rupee payment plan in Iran.
According to expert Jose Manuel Gonzalez, the Iranian Rupee Payment Plan was created to settle the debt to pay for oil purchased by Iran. Iran deposited their payment for the oil into India’s UCO Bank in the form of rupees until the debt was paid off. In a similar way, Venezuela can pay off their debt by depositing rupees or something similar into the Reserve Bank of India. A facebook account will be set up with the Reserve Bank of India. An account that will be used when another bank in one country holds money belonging to another country. It is like someone being in charge of overseeing the debts of another. Venezuela is in debt to Chennai-based Fourets Laboratories for $90,000, a debt that the South American country was unable to pay off in the past year. If this plan works out, Venezuela Central Bank will work with one of the domestic banks in India.

 

North Korea is An Area Full of Human Trafficking and Something Must Be Done

Human trafficking is one of the most popular forms of organized crime. Underlying the category of human trafficking is the subcategory that many are so familiar with, sex trafficking. This type of trafficking consists of rape, abuse, kidnapping, and prostitution. While nearly every country in the globe counts it as an illegal activity, the corruption and greed behind it makes it an easy way to quickly proliferate. National and international organizations can try to standardize and implement anti-trafficking legislature, local governments and police services could, in fact, be contributing to sex trafficking rings.

Sex trafficking is very profitable, particularly in areas where occasions for schooling and real employment may be restricted. The highest numbers of traffickers are located in Asia, followed by Europe. Crime clusters that focus on trafficking women and girls are often involved in the transcontinental trafficking of drugs and firearms. They will often use violence to ensure their activities are carried out without issue.

One dominant factor in the spread of trafficking is the essential belief that the lives of women and girls are disposable. In civilizations where women and girls are devalued, women are at larger risk for being mistreated, trafficked, and forced into sex bondage. If women have better monetary and public statuses, trafficking would be eliminated. The ending for most of these women is a life of torture or death. There are few that get out and experience life as it is meant to be. When a woman does escape, it empowers them to share their story and to tell others about the horrors that lurk in the shadows and beyond anyone’s imagination.

One of the most fortunate young ladies is Yeonmi Park. At the age of 21, she escaped her prison and shares her story with the world about the North Korean sex rings and how the legislature must be changed. She shared that many officials look the other way when it comes to this crime, as it is so ramped in the area and a big source of financial gain. Park wasn’t the only one affected by the horrific events of human trafficking; her mother was right beside her. She tells stories of her mother being raped and having to watch the entire event. Her mother was just protecting her, which makes the situation even worse.

Park never knew a life of suffering and was actually one of the societies most affluent. However, her world came crashing down when her father went to prison and her mother couldn’t’ afford to take care of her and her daughter without his money. Park was brainwashed, saw executions, and was starved. She buried her father at just 14. Rather than being sent back to North Korea, Park wanted to take her own life. She currently lives in South Korea where she hosts a television show called, “Now On My Way To Meet You.” What’s sad is Park was once the Paris Hilton of North Korea, but then her life took a drastic turn for the worse.

Today she is stronger than ever. She educates the world about human trafficking and how these practises happen in ever city and in every country. By bringing it out into the open, she hopes to help women just like her.