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US, China rivalry poses risks, benefits for Latin America

MENDOZA, Argentina: As the trade dispute between the United States and China was gaining steam last month, a half-dozen Chinese dancers and a person in a panda bear suit paraded across a stage inside a hotel lobby in the heart of Argentina’s wine country. The March 24 ceremony celebrated the Washington-based Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) choice to hold its next annual meeting in Chengdu, China, a decision criticized by the United States, whose regional influence has been increasingly challenged by the Asian…

Woman disguises as man, marries two women, gets arrested

PUNE: A 25-year-old woman duped ‘everyone’ after she dressed up as a man and persisted with the deceptive appearance for four years and married two women during the span. But the 'con-woman' was caught after dispute over dowry with one of her wives. The incident occurred in India’s Uttarakhand’s. Named Sweety Sen, a resident of Dhampur in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore, started posing as a man, Krishna, in 2013, said Nainital’s senior cop investigating the case. She was arrested on February 14 on charges of impersonation,…

‘China slowdown poses threat to world economy’

NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has warned that a "sharp" slowdown in China's growth posed a threat to the global economy, highlighting possible impact from the shadow banking system of its neighbour, the Reserve Bank of India said.