— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 16, 2016
But did he have the creamed spinach?
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In today’s WSJ:
With just over a week before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a new poll shows most Brazilians see the sporting event generating more losses than benefits for the country.
A Brazilian jet fighter crashed into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday afternoon, after it collided with another jet during a military exercise.
The Brazilian mother-in-law of billionaire Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was kidnapped on Friday in the country’s largest city.
With just 10 days to the opening ceremonies, some delegations have abandoned housing at the Olympic Games, amid complaints of abysmal living conditions, in what is turning into an embarrassment for the host city.
Over at the BBC,
And at Druudge report,
The equestrian world is buzzing about a Brazilian outbreak of glanders disease, a deadly equine respiratory condition, ahead of the Rio Games.
I first learned about the Dallas attack this morning when I read my friend’s message on Facebook:
Lay your healing mantle of protection over us while carry out our duties. In Jesus Christ name.
Read my post, And now, Dallas: Are the wheels coming off?
Peru’s new president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a.k.a. PPK, in the news,
Peru’s Incoming President Pressures Venezuela on Human Rights, Economic Crisis. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says Latin American nations must work to clarify policy
Peru’s president-elect on Monday called for Latin America’s leaders to increase pressure on Venezuela to uphold rights for political opponents and address an economic crisis that has led to shortages of basic goods there.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made the comments only days after the Washington-based Organization of American States said it would hold a special meeting on June 23 to discuss whether Venezuela has violated democratic principles.
Life expectancy for the poor is lowest in a large swath that cuts through the middle of the country, and it appears in pockets in the rest of the country, in places like Nevada. David M. Cutler, a Harvard economist and an author of the paper, calls it the “drug overdose belt,” because the area matches in part a map of where the nation’s opioid epidemic is concentrated.
Blogging on LatAm will continue later.
In the news:
The government and the creditors have a preliminary agreement by which the creditors, led by Paul Singer, would received approximately 75% of the money they are owed, after fifteen years in the courts,
Torino Capital, a New York-based investment bank, said the hedge funds will likely reap between 10 to 15 times what they initially paid for the bonds. That figure, which is based on the assumption that they bought the debt at about 20 cents on the dollar, is in line with other analysts’ estimates. The settlement includes accrued interest and lawyers fees.
A deal also would be a victory for Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, who made settling the dispute among his priorities during the campaign. He wants a deal so Argentina can raise new capital from foreign bond offerings to help stimulate its depressed economy.
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The lengthy battle was possible, because the bonds were sold to investors without collective action clauses, which would have forced minority holders to go along with a settlement if the bulk of the creditors agreed.
President Barack Obama and his family will be in Argentina on the 40th anniversary of the last military coup:
The US delegation could be made up of as many as 1,000 people, including business leaders who are expected to announce investments in the country.
I don’t know about the coup, but the timing coincides with the good news on the defaulted bonds.
I hope they stop by La Ideal
As mentioned last week,
federal appeals court prosecutor Ricardo Sáenz said that “the evidence produced so far” showed that Nisman had been the victim of a homicide.
Merv Benson points out,
It is still not clear whether those responsible for his death were tied to Iran or to the Argentine government which opposed his pursuit of the case. Perhaps now with a new government in place there will be a search for justice.
The common thread on the three stories is that the new administration is giving very positive signs of moving away from the years of pernicious Kirchnerism.
While hours were wasted on the Cruz-Carson nontroversy, all sorts of things happened. Here are a few stories we missed while arguing about the Cruz-Carson nontroversy
So, can we please start to focus on the issues, rather than on these nontroversy distractions?
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