Mr Maduro has dismissed the referendum as a plot by the “oligarchy” that now runs the National Assembly. In case the election commission does not prove to be as subservient as the supreme court, he created an entirely new “council for signature revision” to double-check its work. It will be headed by Jorge Rodríguez, the gruff mayor of a district in Caracas, who is one of his closest allies.

Success in the area of cryopreservation will allow zoo professionals to overcome the limited space in zoos and wild animal preserves by maintaining the bulk of the desired genetic diversity in liquid nitrogen freezers. Embryos containing new bloodlines could be recovered in the wild and brought back to zoos in the frozen state to improve the bloodlines of captive populations without depleting the wild herds. U.S. government restrictions currently prohibit the importation 35.8c to f of embryos from other countries, but scientists have been actively lobbying for a change in these restrictions. Other threats to species come from the destruction of animals and plants for food and trade. The Global 2000 Report to the President of the United States states that the extinctions projected for the coming decades will be largely generated by humans and on a scale that renders the gradual process of natural extinction trivial by comparison.

Montego Freeport in Montego Bay also handles a variety of cargo like the Port of Kingston, mainly agricultural products. In addition, James Bond uses a Jamaica-based cover in Casino Royale. So far, the only James Bond film adaptation to have been set in Jamaica is Doctor No. Filming for the fictional island of San Monique in Live and Let Die took place in Jamaica. Though a small nation, Jamaican culture has a strong global presence.

The free-trade zones at Kingston, Montego Bay and Spanish Town allow duty-free importation, tax-free profits, and free repatriation of export earnings. However, this typically all ends up in the ocean after there is rain or floods. Everything that ends up in the water changes the quality and balance of the ocean. Poor coastal water quality has adversely affected fisheries, tourism and mariculture, as well as undermining biological sustainability of the living resources of ocean and coastal habitats. Jamaica imports and exports many goods through their waters.

Tax enforcement in China is patchy, and smaller businesses often understate earnings to save on their tax bills. To obtain VAT deductions, companies will need proper receipts of costs, which in turn will bring more transactions to the government’s attention. Companies will enjoy a lower effective tax rate, but face pressure to declare more income.

Exit polls in Indiana suggested half of Republican voters felt “betrayed” by their party. First, though it is a caricature to suggest, as Mr Trump and others have, that the Republicans have long made fools of distressed working-class whites by offering them God, the flag and tax cuts to the rich, it is a caricature with some truth to it. None of Mr Trump’s 16 rivals spoke convincingly to the concerns of wage-distressed workers; none had a thoughtful answer to them.