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In a few minutes I'll be at Telemundo Puerto Rico commenting on the ongoing #FinancialCrisis in the island and Congressman Luis Gutierrez and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's comments about the issue. Also European migrant crisis and Turkey's attack on Kurdish positions in Northern Iraq and Syria (if there is time)

Watch live: http://www.telemundopr.com/en-vivo
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"The hedge funds called for Puerto Rico to avoid financial default – and repay its debts – by collecting more taxes, selling $4bn worth of public buildings and drastically cutting public spending, particular on education."

So much for procuring the common good...
#PuertoRico

Hi: Financial precariousness > curbs > sovereignty.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/28/hedge-funds-puerto-rico-close-schools-fire-teachers-pay-us-back
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Quote from Zoe Williams' brilliant article +The Guardian

"More striking still is this line of the statement: “The Eurogroup has been open until the very last moment to further support the Greek people through a continued growth-oriented programme.” The measures enforced by the troika have created an economic contraction akin to that caused by war. With unemployment at 25% and youth unemployment at nearly half, 40% of children now live below the poverty line. The latest offer to Greece promises more of the same. The idea that any of this is oriented towards growth is demonstrably false. The Eurogroup president, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, has started to assert that black is white."

This is wrong...

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/28/greece-europe-imf-democracy?CMP=share_btn_tw

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An extraordinary effort by The Guardian to answer all questions, give background, and cover all sides of the Scottish Referendum.
The polls are tightening and decision day is drawing nearer. In this extensive interactive feature we hear from the key figures in the debate
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Tonight at 19:00 (00:00 BST; 01:00 Friday CET; 02:00 Baghdad/Damascus) I'll be at SistemaTV commenting President Barack Obama's "strategy" against #ISIL.

Broadcast is in Spanish, but do feel free to tune us in @ http://www.sistematv.com for the live feed.

#ISIS #IslamicState #Iraq #Syria #MiddleEast #US #ForeignPolicy #StrategicRelations

The segment will be retransmitted @ 22:00 AST
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Does the gender of children influence political orientation? Interesting read from our friends at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

#Gender #GenderIssues #PoliticalOrientation #PoliticalSocialization

http://m.nber.org/papers/w20384
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This was my commentary last Thursday at Sistema TV. Our subject was President Barack Obama's announcement of a "strategy" towards #ISIS

#ISIS #ISIL #US #ForeignPolicy #MiddleEast #MiddleEastPolitics #Syria #Iran
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Mmmm... Interesting, the Americans teach certain Arab nations (in a display of the most vile hegemony, which in turn creates the catastrophic scenarios that we - they and us - have to endure), the rules of the egregious game.  Then they get pissed off when they don't get invited, the receptors change the rules, or the terms in which to engage, and play with the Americans' own toys.
The airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias were a major escalation by the bloc of nations seeking to roll back Islamist gains since the Arab Spring.
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In today's Brief: National Guard called out for Ferguson, USA; US says key Iraqi dam retaken from Islamic State; Kenya's abusive counter-terrorism strategy; Migrants attacked at Spanish border; Killings in Central African Republic; the indignity of never using the name 'Rohingya.'
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My TV commentary (in Spanish)  Sistema TV giving perspective to the situation in #Gaza. Dated three weeks ago.
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