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Over $50

By Isaac Cohen* The announcement last week to extend the agreement to cut oil production by Russia and Saudi Arabia, first and second world producers respectively, was enough to push crude prices over $50 per barrel. It also contributed to the price increase the fact that, last week, official data from the Energy Information Administration […]

Last Chance! Designing Paraguay Exhibition

Last Chance! Designing Paraguay Exhibition

Designing Paraguay aims to disrupt our perception of Paraguay so that we may discover the diversity of its talent and the potential global impact of its creative output. The voices that are emerging onto the international scene are highlighted here with work that draws inspiration from rich and unique cultural traditions and holds the promise […]

Argentine Folk Music With the Belén Mackinlay Trío

Argentine Folk Music With the Belén Mackinlay Trío

The Belén Mackinlay Trío presents a program with traditional and contemporary songs from Argentina, accompanied by Santiago Leibson on the piano and Carlos Rivero on percussion. www.belenmackinlay.com When Friday, May 19, 2017 At 6:30 PM Where Embassy of Argentina 1600 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington DC 20009 (M) Dupont Circle Reservations Space is limited Reservations […]

Silk Road Reconstruction

By Isaac Cohen* Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross proudly announced last week the achievement of a 10 point trade expansion agreement between China and the United States. Briefly, China will terminate the ban on meat imports of US beef and it will allow access to the Chinese market to MasterCard and Visa. In return, the […]

Senator’s Sanders Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, May 17 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Wednesday after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election: “Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation […]

Approaching Full Employment

By Isaac Cohen* The creation of 211,000 new, non agricultural jobs last April corrected the relatively weak figure of 79,000 created in March and pushed down the unemployment rate to 4.4 percent, the lowest of the last decade. This means the US economy is approaching full employment, whereby anybody looking for a job can find […]

Perceptions and Realities

By Isaac Cohen* President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have seen a surge in the stock market and in consumer confidence. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index increase of 5 percent is the biggest for any President, after the first 100 days of President George Bush Sr. in 1989, with an increase of 7.7 percent […]

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Washington, D.C.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Washington, D.C.

A celebration of the campaign to create a National Smithsonian American Latino Museum will be hosted by some of the leading Latino civil rights, trade and advocacy organizations. Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] April 28, 2017 – The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) and LatinVIP.com, a Latino special events and networking organization, along with several […]

Immigrant Justice Network Responds to Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Launch of “V.O.I.C.E” Initiative

Statement by Mizue Aizeki (Immigrant Defense Project), Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center), and Paromita Shah (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild) on behalf of the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN): “After 100 hundred days of losing in the courts, legislature, and before the global community, the Trump administration has hit a new low […]

Sanders, Murray Announce $15 Minimum Wage Bill

WASHINGTON, April 26 – Addressing hundreds of low-wage workers outside the Capitol, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced legislation Wednesday that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “For the last 10 years, Congress, giving tax breaks to the rich, hasforgotten to raise the minimum wage. We are here […]

Another Protectionist Salvo

By Isaac Cohen* Relative calm prevailed lately on the trade statements emanating from the White House. Until last week, at President Donald Trump’s signature of an executive order to investigate if steel imports are threatening national security, because the domestic arms industry dependence on foreign suppliers. National security is frequently invoked to justify protectionist measures, […]

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