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Did Argentina Default or Not? It’s More Than Semantics

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

Argentine President Cristina Fernández addressing supporters in a courtyard in the government palace on Jul. 31, after giving a speech to the nation to explain the country’s debt...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2015

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS News Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1A7 (IPS) – As hackers continue to rampage through closely-guarded information...

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Rights Trampled in Venezuelan Protests

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014

Relatives and students march with a banner naming people killed in the protests, in a mass opposition demonstration in Caracas on Saturday Feb. 22. Credit: Estrella Gutiérrez/IPS...

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CEOs at Big U.S. Companies Paid 331 Times Average Worker

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Fast food workers protest for higher wages in New York City, July 2013. Credit: Annette Bernhardt/cc by 2.0 Jim Lobe WASHINGTON,...

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World’s Nuclear Facilities Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS News Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1A7 (IPS) – As hackers continue to rampage through closely-guarded information systems and databases with monotonous regularity, there is a tempting new target for cyber-attacks: the world’s nuclear facilities. A warning has already been sounded by the...

Did Argentina Default or Not? It’s More Than Semantics

Did Argentina Default or Not? It’s More Than Semantics

Aug 4, 2014

Argentine President Cristina Fernández addressing supporters in a courtyard in the government palace on Jul. 31, after giving a speech to the nation to explain the country’s debt payment situation. Credit: Casa Rosada Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Analysis by Fabiana Frayssinet BUENOS AIRES, Aug 4 2014 (IPS) – Argentina’s supposed...

Fast Food Workers’ Movement: Union 2.0

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What really happened to Egypt’s revolution – Washington Post

See on Scoop.it – Global History and Society What really happened to Egypt’s revolutionWashington Post25, 2011, revolution — that it was sparked by the youth and “stolen” by the Muslim Brotherhood — is infuriating. See on...

CEOs at Big U.S. Companies Paid 331 Times Average Worker

CEOs at Big U.S. Companies Paid 331 Times Average Worker

Apr 16, 2014

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Fast food workers protest for higher wages in New York City, July 2013. Credit: Annette Bernhardt/cc by 2.0 Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Apr 16 (IPS) – In new data certain to fuel the growing public debate over economic inequality, a survey released Tuesday by the biggest U.S. trade-union federation found that the...

Uzbekistan’s Dying Aral Sea Resurrected as Tourist Attraction

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Rusting and stranded, ships that once operated on the Aral Sea now attract adventure tourists. Credit: Adriane Lochner/EurasiaNet Adriane Lochner BISHKEK, Apr 15 (IPS) – “I’m going for a swim,” says Pelle Bendz, a 52-year-old Swede, as he rummages in the jeep for his bathing trunks. The...

Agriculture Needs a ‘New Revolution’

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS Judith Mwikali Musau has successfully introduced the use of grafted plants for crop and fruit harvesting. IFAD says it is clear that a new revolution in agriculture is needed to transform the sector. Credit:Isaiah Esipisu/IPS Silvia Giannelli , Apr 16 () – The Millennium Development Goals deadline of 2015...

Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon “Tsunami”

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS The Beni river, a tributary of the Madeira river, when it overflowed its banks in 2011 upstream of Cachuela Esperanza, where the Bolivian government is planning the construction of a hydropower dam. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 16 (IPS) – Deforestation, especially in the Andean...

Sticky: Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Sticky: Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Apr 15, 2014

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS The bleak landscape left behind on La Cruz hill, one of the hardest-hit by the blaze that started on Saturday Apr. 12 in the Chilean city of Valparaíso. Credit: Pablo Unzueta/IPS Stephanie Wildes Apr 15 (IPS) – The blaze that tore through the Chilean port city of Valparaíso revealed the dark side of one of...