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Delicate Moment

By Isaac Cohen*                   The new Economic Counselor and head of the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath, last week in Washington, presented the World Economic Outlook, the institution’s flagship publication.  She described the current situation as “a delicate moment for the world economy,” characterized by “a significantly weakened global expansion” in […]

Jobs Recovery

By Isaac Cohen*                   The March employment figures, released last week by the Labor Department, revealed the weakness in February was just a blink. The vigorous creation in March of 196,000 new, non agricultural jobs in the US economy was indicative of a strong recovery, from the revised figure of 33,000 created in February. The […]

Immigrant Activist Deported Ahead of Miami Film Premiere

Immigrant Activist Deported Ahead of Miami Film Premiere

In Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have deported an undocumented Argentine immigrant rights activist who was arrested last month shortly before a film showcasing his activism premiered at the Miami Film Festival. Claudio Rojas was featured in the film “The Infiltrators,” which tells the story of undocumented activists who went undercover to expose […]

Joint Declaration of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Joint Declaration of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

The governments of the Republics of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, in view of the situation of irregular migration of children, adolescents and adults to the United States of America, reiterate their commitment and willingness to continue with their joint efforts, through their diplomatic and consular missions, of providing consular attention, protection, and assistance in […]

Census Awareness Day in Virginia

Census Awareness Day in Virginia

Roundtable discussions were hosted in Alexandria, Richmond, and Norfolk this Monday, April 1 .  RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation recognizing Monday, April 1, 2019 as Census Awareness Day in Virginia, and marking the one-year countdown to the 2020 Census.    “A complete and accurate count of all Virginians is both a critical component […]

Global Slowdown

By Isaac Cohen* President Donald Trump should be pleased with the decision by the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates unchanged, but he may be less pleased, given the reasons which led to the decision. According to the statement issued last week, at the close of the Open Market Committee meeting, in the United States […]

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Trump’s announcement came just days before he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House during the annual conference of AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC The AIPAC event will include speeches from Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. But a growing number […]

Eat, Drink, and be Cherry at the Pink Tie Party

Eat, Drink, and be Cherry at the Pink Tie Party

It’s all happening at the Pink Tie Party, where you can celebrate the blossoms in style and experience an evening filled with delicious bites and cocktails from local restaurants, a silent auction, engaging experiences, music and dancing. Enjoy delicious fare from the Ronald Reagan Building’s Executive Chef Xavier Deshayes with special guest chef Kaz Okochi, […]

Expectant Markets

Por Isaac Cohen* After last year’s fall, caused by the government shutdown, the trade confrontation with China and increased interest rates, the markets have performed strongly so far this year. The Standard & Poor 500 stock index is approaching the best first quarter registered since 1998. Even so, every time the S&P 500, during this […]

Contradictory Signals

By Isaac Cohen* The job market in the United States, in February, delivered contradictory signals, because there was weak job creation with strong wage growth and less unemployment. Job creation started the year vigorously, with 311,000 new jobs created in January, but in February this indicator fell to only 20,000, the lowest since September 2017. […]

A Call to Action to Limit the Re-election of Officials in the District of Columbia

A Call to Action to Limit the Re-election of Officials in the District of Columbia

Washington (MLN) – Former District of Columbia Democratic hopeful James Butler called on voters to support an initiative to limit the now unlimited re-election of officials in the capital city. “If the voters want the District of Columbia to approve this initiative, our job will be to ensure that the City Council abides by the […]

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