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May 2011

Diet for the Dollar

May 1, 2011 // Izvestiya - Russia - Russian

Recently, Standard & Poor’s lowered its outlook for America’s credit rating from “stable” to “negative” because of the fact that the biggest economy in the world has reached 100 percent in public debt and the federal budget deficit is now almost 11 percent of gross domestic product. World economy markets [Read more]

Obama’s Father Loved Philandering

May 1, 2011 // Zaobao - Singapore - Chinese

U.S. media recently publicized immigration department documents showing that Obama’s father’s playboy lifestyle caused authorities concern. The authorities don’t even know how many wives he has, and they have conspired to force him to go back to Kenya. The document was obtained by the State of Arizona with the [Read more]

The United States and Mexico, Out of Tune

May 1, 2011 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

This Friday, Washington will make another attempt in order to tune the actions of Mexico and the United States in their support against the gangs of organized crime. It would be an exaggeration to say that each nation has a different course, although there are meeting points; certainly there are two distinct [Read more]

Obama: Something from the Left

May 1, 2011 // il Manifesto - Italy - Italian

“The Republican proposal gives a $200,000 tax break to wealthy Americans, like me, paid for by $6,000 cut from the Social Security of 33 million retirees. This is fundamentally unfair and will not happen while I am president.” It is difficult to overestimate the weight of Barack Obama’s words in the context of [Read more]

Repulsiveness

May 1, 2011 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

A new president inherits acts carried out by the previous president. In particular, he has to battle with the repulsive and try to improve it. It may be unfair to inherit a mess but a presidency doesn’t begin with a blank slate. Obama inherited big messes — huge messes, actually. Bush’s huge messes formed the [Read more]
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