In the emerging multipolar world, strong leadership from the United States and other world powers like the EU, China, Russia, India and Brazil will be essential in order to get closer to resolutions for the conflicts in Iraq and Central Asia, and issues like terrorism, nuclear proliferation, environmental deterioration and poverty, the most persistent conflict.
Markets should be governed by honesty, prudence, transparency, and mutual confidence
Various financiers on Wall Street completely went against the idea of social business responsibility. They tried to maximize profits in the short term, without paying any attention to social damage. The world’s most vulnerable people are already paying the price for this extremely serious global crisis. Ethics must begin to govern the economy once again. Urgently.
How to restructure a system doomed to fail
If Spain continues to construct an obsolete and dysfunctional model on top of the ruins of its acknowledged failure, it will end up accepting its sad fate as a poor service country relegated to the fringes of the global economy. This will translate into a dip in the country’s general wellbeing.
Suspicions and lawsuits against the Kirchners and their close circle on several fronts
The suspicions and lawsuits regarding corruption and illegal accumulation of wealth that are piling up against the Kirchners and their close circle could cause some regression, says the author. He adds that Julio de Vido, Minister for City Planning, has already had nearly forty accusatory cases filed against him in the courts of the province of Buenos Aires.
The political implications of the process of urbanization in the Asian giant
The new Chinese leaders have decided to leave behind what little remains of Maoism. The rural reform currently promoted gives evidence to an undeniable reality: the inexorable advance of the privatization of land, either directly or covertly, which is getting rid of one of the strongest signs of that China that was born in 1949, states the author.
Cristina Fernández will initiate an marathon international tour to further markets
Cristina Fernández resumed the offensive on the international plane and will begin a long period of trips to consolidate Argentinean export markets. The destinations will include African, European, Latin American, and Asian nations, and this frames her policy of the reinsertion of Argentina into the international stage, firmly announced during the presidential campaign.
The media sources discovered a new case of bribes in the energy sector
The bribes that were made so that the state run Perú-Petro could grant to the Norwegian business Discover Petroleum five blocks of petroleum exploitation in preferred areas off the Peruvian coast have generated the resignation of the entirety of the ministry cabinet of Alan García. The scandal of “Petrogate” shows that corruption continues to be a fundamental obstacle for democracy in Latin America.
Will these be the most participatory elections in the history of the United States?
The impressive machinery for incorporating new voters set in motion by Barack Obama is unprecedented in the history of American party politics. In this way, the Illinois senator and potential president of the United States has achieved, by virtue of his innovative instinct, the reinsertion into the democratic system of a considerably significant contingent of decitizenized Americans, members of the conglomerate of millions of newly registered voters. Main Street elects Obama by a large majority.
The importance of increasing the control and transparency of Defense exports
Today, Spain places eighth place in the list of countries that export weapons. With what criteria have the sales to certain countries been authorized? Are there guarantees that they will not be used for unforeseen objectives? Have they taken into account the human rights situation? The Spanish government, which is in favor of multilateralism and peaceful conflict resolution, should show a real commitment to increasing the control and transparency of its arms exportation, the author argues.