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Third Truce

By Isaac Cohen* Negotiators from China and the United States, in Washington last week, announced the equivalent of a “third truce” in their ongoing trade confrontation. The first one was agreed at the 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires and the second was at the 2019 G20 Summit in Osaka. Next meet will be at […]

Crossed Signals

By Isaac Cohen* The positive figures on employment in the United States, released by the Labor Department last Friday, support an optimistic view of a decade old economic expansion, if these were the only figures. Job creation in September was 136,000 new, non agricultural jobs, less than the monthly average of 161,000 created thus far […]

Trade Relations

By Isaac Cohen* In the middle of the political confrontation haunting Washington, international trade relations run the risk of becoming collateral damage. This is the opinion of none other than the leader of the Senate Republican majority Mitch McConnell (KY) and the House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy (CA), expressed in a recent editorial in […]

Generalized Slowdown

By Isaac Cohen* Understood correctly, interest rate cuts indicate the economy is slowing down, but if 30 central banks decide to lower interest rates then there is a generalized slowdown. As described in The New York Tines (08/17/19) throughout this year, more than 30 central banks have lowered interest rates, mainly because of concerns about […]

Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced to Prison

Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Sentenced to Prison

WASHINGTON – A Colombian Cali Cartel cocaine trafficker was sentenced today to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release in the Southern District of Florida for bribing a former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) to secure the dismissal of a drug trafficking indictment filed […]

Parents and Children Torn Apart by Family Separation Policy Sue the Trump Administration

Parents and Children Torn Apart by Family Separation Policy Sue the Trump Administration

Five families enduring lasting emotional and physical suffering seek accountability for the federal government’s intentional infliction of trauma.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2019—Five asylum-seeking mothers and their children who were torn apart under the Trump administration’s family separation policy filed a lawsuit today against the United States for the cruel treatment and agony U.S. immigration agencies inflicted […]

Oil Shock

Oil Shock

By Isaac Cohen* Sunday’s drone attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil productive capacity has caused anxiety in world markets, because the country remains one of the major producers and the most influential member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEP). Preliminary estimates concluded that almost 6 million barrels of daily production were destroyed by the […]

The Hidden Chiquitania, Now Visible Through Fire

The Hidden Chiquitania, Now Visible Through Fire

By Yenny Delgado Over the past few weeks, the world’s attention has turned to the burning of the Amazon with a primary focus on Brazil which is home to over 60% of the primordial forest that serves as thermostat and lungs for the planet. However, the burning and loss of forest lands that have occurred […]

Tariffs Hurt

By Isaac Cohen* There are indications that the protectionist tariffs imposed in the trade confrontation with China are starting to slow down the US economy. Two recently revealed indicators show the damage caused in the manufacturing sector by these protectionist measures. The Institute of Supply Management manufacturing index showed a contraction by falling under 50 […]

Scottish Judge Refused to Block Boris Johnson’s Plan to Suspend Parliament

Scottish Judge Refused to Block Boris Johnson’s Plan to Suspend Parliament

In a setback to opponents of Brexit, a judge in Scotland has refused to block British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament next month. Johnson’s move leaves lawmakers who oppose a no-deal exit from the European Union with limited time to pass legislation supporting any other measures. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to […]

Ni un paso atrás: Salvadoran Women at the Forefront of Struggle

Ni un paso atrás: Salvadoran Women at the Forefront of Struggle

The DC Chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, La ColectiVA and their allies invite the local community and other allied organizations to join a convention “Ni un paso atrás: Salvadoran Women at the Forefront of Struggle” to be held at: St. Sthephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Columbia Heights […]

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