Where in the world are Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner? The pair of White House aides and family members of the president has been largely absent from the news during a hectic period at the White House. But the two are heading to Lima, Peru this week for the Summit of the Americas: a two-day gathering for heads of state from the Western hemisphere that occurs every three years, Ivanka Trump told reporters Wednesday. Story Continued Below She said she plans to unveil a new economic empowerment program for women of that region, though she would not give any specifics about the program or its funding. “I'm extremely excited for my visit and look forward to highlighting the important work that the U.S. government and this administration are doing to empower women economically in the region and elsewhere around the globe,” she said. The pair has not been totally missing from public view — Ivanka Trump made an appearance on Wednesday at the Oval Office signing of a bill … [Read more...] about Jared, Ivanka heading to Peru amid White House drama
WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump plans to promote women's economic empowerment and female-owned businesses during a Latin American summit this week. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser will be part of the U.S. delegation to the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, led by Vice President Mike Pence. The president has pulled out of the event so he can oversee the U.S. response to an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria. Ivanka Trump says she plans to announce an initiative "to propel women's economic empowerment in the region" and will stop at Lima's stock exchange to meet with female corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. She also plans to highlight the participation of women in the economy at a female-owned business that makes organic products. … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump to promote women’s economic empowerment in Peru
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has canceled a planned trip to the Summit of the Americas in Peru, the White House announced Tuesday, citing a need to remain in the United States to monitor the U.S. response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the gathering instead, according to a statement by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "The president will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world," Sanders said Tuesday. Trump vowed Monday that the United States would take swift action in retaliation for the suspected chemical weapons attack Saturday on civilians in Syria, which has been blamed for the deaths of at least 49 people in the opposition-held town of Douma outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. "It was an atrocious attack. It was horrible," Trump said at the start of a Cabinet meeting that was one of several White House gatherings Monday where … [Read more...] about Trump cancels Peru trip to stay at helm on Syria
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The Assemblage is a coworking space in New York City that provides its members with yoga, meditation, sound and breath work classes, and more. Its founder, Rodrigo Niño, came up with the idea after taking a hallucinogenic drug called ayahuasca, which he said connected him to his “higher mind.” Memberships at the coworking space start at $US200 for individuals, and run up to $US6,500 for companies that want to rent out space. Before Rodrigo Niño founded the New York City coworking space The Assemblage, he was first a real-estate developer and economist who launched the Prodigy Network in 2003, which uses crowdfunding to purchase commercial real estate. Originally from Colombia, Niño had been working in the US for over 20 years when he was diagnosed with stage-3 Metastatic Melanoma cancer at age 41. After two surgeries, he went on to seek answers outside of the traditional medical community. Niño went to Peru to participate in an ayahuasca ceremony, … [Read more...] about Lawyers and venture capitalists do yoga and meditate in a new type of New York City coworking space that was created after its founder took a psychedelic drug in Peru — see inside