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Patrick Gillespie and Jorgelina do Rosario October 25, 2019
Alberto Fernández’s began planning to run as Argentina’s president early in 2018 when current President Mauricio Macri was still popular and the economy showed signs of recovery. He set out to unite splintered Peronists who favor workers over business owners and reconcile with former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as his deputy. Fernández had resigned from her cabinet after she tried to...
October 23, 2019
Uncertainty over Brexit continues. The British parliament took a step toward Brexit, approving a withdrawal agreement, but declines to hurry, rejecting a three-day timeline as proposed by the prime minister. A few days earlier, parliament forced the government to seek an extension to ensure a deal is in place before the UK leaves the European Union. Boris Johnson still wants the UK to leave by...
Tamara Qiblawi October 22, 2019
Thousands have turned out throughout Lebanon to protest an economy in decline. About 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and 30 percent of the people are also refugees. Public debt is high and young adults are abandoning the stagnant economy. The government has passed austerity measures, and fury erupted after a tax was proposed on voice over internet protocol calls on...
Tonda MacCharles October 22, 2019
Justin Trudeau will continue on as Canada’s prime minister but without winning a majority in the 338-seat Commons, he will be forced to negotiate with other parties. Preliminary results showed he was 13 seats short. Conservatives won the overall popular vote, defeating some high-profile ministers. “The overall result reflected voter ambivalence toward the two major federal parties, which had been...
October 22, 2019
Rising energy costs lead to consternation in emerging economies, especially net importers of oil as well as the many that rely on fuel subsidies. A proposed hike in subway fares by Chile's President Sebastián Piñera prompted protests that led to protests, clashes with security forces – leading to more than 300 arrests and three deaths. “The protest by students began on Monday when hundreds...
Dana Milbank October 21, 2019
Whether on denying climate change is a problem or pulling US troops from Syria while giving Kurdish allies five days to avoid Turkish forces, Donald Trump rationalizes policies that the rest of the world find incomprehensible. The US president seems alone against the world, suggests Dana Milbank for the Washington Post. Trump blames the intelligence community, the news media, academia and...
Andrew Sparrow October 19, 2019
The battle over Brexit continues within the United Kingdom as members of parliament voted on an amendment that requires the prime minister to seek a delay on breaking with the European Union. The Letwin amendment “withholds approval of the prime minister’s deal until the legislation to enact it – the EU withdrawal bill – is passed,” reports Andrew Sparrow in live reporting for the Guardian.The...