The weekend’s top story: Lots of dollars, and fifty years late, the Cuban communist regime finally allowed the now septuagenarians Stones to play in the island-prison, while still persecuting the local rockers. As expected, it was largely attended by foreigners who could cough up the admission price.
Can Mauricio Macri Save Argentina’s Economy? With Obama’s trip offering new access to international markets, Argentina’s new president will have to be tough to survive the bold reforms he seeks.
Macri’s macroeconomic challenges are vast, however, and success will depend on his administration’s ability to curb a 5.4 percent GDP budget deficit (the biggest since 1982), temper soaring inflation (current annual levels are about 36 percent), and stimulate economic growth. But necessary fiscal and monetary tightening could actually hurt economic improvement in the near term, risking the government’s ability to pay for the costs of implementing longer-term reforms. Already, Argentina’s economy is set to contract 1 percent this year.
Video of the whole speech (41:00 for capitalism vs, communism),
Barack Obama is to tango what Yogi Berra was to water polo.
“Army searches for explosives buried by the FARC in the areas surrounding schools in Baraya, Huila. More information at 12:30PM”
Buscan explosivos sembrados por las Farc en alrededores de escuelas en Baraya, Huila. Más información a las 12:30pm.https://t.co/ZLH6pD43Tl
— Noticias RCN (@NoticiasRCN) March 24, 2016
Guatemala’s CICIG: An Experiment in Motion Gets a Report Card. Two recent reports on Guatemala’s CICIG illustrate the international’s body’s potential to affect powerful shifts in the status quo, as well as its broad limitations.
How Mexico Awarded $30 Million to Juárez Cartel Operator. A former executive of the Bank of Mexico received government contracts worth over $30 million despite his conviction years earlier of being a financial operator for the Juárez Cartel.
Mexican ex-president posts video attacking Trump over planned wall“. Running a business does not mean having the leadership to run a nation,” Fox tells mogul. May I remind you, Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony.
Plan to Rescue Puerto Rico Advances, Led by House Republicans (emphasis added)
The plan, being drafted as legislation by House Republicans, would not grant Puerto Rico’s most fervent request: permission to restructure its entire $72 billion debt in bankruptcy. It would, however, give the island certain crucial tools that bankruptcy proceedings can offer — but only if it first comes under close federal oversight and meets other conditions.
Inside Venezuela’s ‘top children’s medical unit’ where patients are dying. Quality health care for everyone in Venezuela was one of the great promises of the revolution but even in the best equipped paediatric unit, there’s a shortage of drugs and medical supplies