ISLA and COT being sold to China

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Something is happening on Curaçao and it’s not good. Fast and irresponsible selling out of two major financial pillars, discarding the independence of our two main industries while placing a forty year hold on an important piece of strategic real estate to China means environmental suicide and economic treason. Curaçao has built its presence in More...

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