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Foreign Investment Expands in Cuba…Despite Everything

November 26th, 2017

HAVANA, Nov 25 (IPS) – “Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved,” said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

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Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape

November 20th, 2017

Sound money advocates who love the concept of cryptocurrencies but don’t want to abandon precious metals have been trying to clarify their thoughts of late. Risk Hedge just helped, with a comprehensive statement of the pro-gold position. The following is an excerpt. Read the full article here. All the Reasons Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace Gold […]

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At Climate Summit, Two Global Energy Alliances Emerge

November 19th, 2017

BONN, Nov 19 (IPS) – As the summit of governments known as COP23 reached its conclusion in Bonn, Germany this week, two clear alliances have emerged in the global energy landscape.

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The World is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour

November 19th, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 18 (IPS) – The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour,  which drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the Argentine capital, left many declarations of good intentions but nothing to celebrate.

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Looking For Inflation In All The Wrong Places

November 15th, 2017

A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes the policeman asks if he is sure he lost them here, and the drunk replies, no, and that […]

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Broke And Desperate, Part 1: Chicago Pawns A Crown Jewel

November 14th, 2017

A new bond issue from Chicago is rated AAA. That’s great because it means the city’s finances are on the mend, right? Nope, just the opposite. Here’s the story: Bondholders fret as alchemy turns Chicago’s junk to gold (Bloomberg) — Chicago’s public pension debt is $36 billion and growing, it’s facing $550 million in budget […]

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Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

November 12th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 12 (IPS) – As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not ‘either-or’ but must be pursued together.

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Climate Change Poses Alarming Threat to Food Security in Pacific Islands

November 12th, 2017

ROME, Nov 12 (IPS) – A high-level meeting of political leaders -– hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) -– sounded an ominous warning: that climate change poses an “alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands.”

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Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine

November 12th, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) – If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.

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Argentina Aims to Be a Leader in Mining, But Obstacles Abound

November 5th, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 04 (IPS) – Argentina does not have the mining tradition of other South American countries, but this could begin to change. The government wants to draw 30 billion dollars in foreign investment to tap the great mining potential along the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, stretching from north to south.

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