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What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing, but the hurricanes did a […]

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Maria’s ‘Other’ Victims: Puerto Rican Bondholders

San Juan (FAIR) – With crushing debt threatening to annihilate its economy (CounterSpin, 7/31/15, 5/12/17), the island of Puerto Rico was already desperate. Then came Hurricane Maria, the September storm that tore through the US colony, leaving most of the island’s residents without power and many without water. The official death toll on the island from the Category 4 storm […]

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Hostile Posturing Towards Iran Proves U.S. Losing Grip on Power

Washington D.C. – Donald Trump will make a highly anticipated decision this month that could send shockwaves throughout all aspects of foreign policy, trade, and diplomatic relations. Many pundits expect Trump to entirely decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal and possibly even designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign […]

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IAEA Chief Confirms Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

Rome (TeleSUR) – Despite accusations by the Trump administration against Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, the U.N. nuclear agency chief denied these claims. The International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano has confirmed that Iran is conforming to the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement, despite accusations by the Donald Trump administration that Iran has failed […]

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Rex Tillerson Runs to Sergey Lavrov as Trump Challenges Him to “IQ Test”

Moscow (Duran) – Rex Tillerson continues to do his job in spite of a circus-like atmosphere in Washington. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held an apparently amiable phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The nature of the phone call speaks to the fact that in spite of the general chaos in Washington, Tillerson […]

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Barack Obama Makes Seamless Transition from White House to Wall Street

New York (AHT) – One of the most positive aspects of the 2016 election period was the exposure of the Democrats as nothing but shills for Wall Street. Hillary Clinton entered the race as the Presidential favorite only to lose a significant number of Democratic voters to a self-identified socialist in the primary. Senator Bernie Sanders ran a popular campaign […]

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Venezuela’s CITGO to Donate 50,000 Barrels of Oil to Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico

Bogota (VNA) – “CITGO hopes this donation will help alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable while electrical power is restored to the island,” the company said in a statement. The US-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation — a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA — has announced that it will donate 50,000 barrels of oil to Puerto Rico […]

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US Mission in Turkey Suspends Issuing Non-Immigrant Visas

Ankara (GPA) – The US Mission in Turkey has announced they are suspending issuing visas to any Turks not looking to resettle in the US. This new temporary policy was announced Sunday morning in an effort to “minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates.” The reason for the policy, however, highlights the growing tension […]

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Tropical Storm Nate Hits Central America, Heads for Mexico

Mexico City (TeleSUR) – With current sustained winds of almost 70 kph, Tropical Storm Nate is traveling northwest at 12 kph, and experts say it’s picking up speed. Weather reports warn that the tropical depression spiraling through the northwestern Caribbean sea has upgraded to Tropical Storm Nate, with a hurricane watch in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula from Punta Herrero […]