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Bernie Sanders is Angry About Deodorant and Sneakers

During the height of the Democratic primary season in 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders made news by lamenting “You don’t necessarily need the choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this county.” Bernie asks an interesting economic question – why do we have so many choices between products that are essentially the same thing? 670 more words


Locate Your First/Next Potential Partner or Distributor Using These 6 Effective Links

Locating the best trade partner or distributor is usually said to be the root to victory in penetrating a new international market.

But recognizing where to locate them and how to get in touch can be a hurdle, particularly when you have light experience and few contacts in your target market. 582 more words


APHIS Recognizes Mexico as Free of Classical Swine Fever

Classical swine fever (CSF or sometimes referred to as hog cholera/swine fever/European swine fever) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs. CSF used to be widespread but many countries had eradicated the disease until it was reintroduced in 1997-199 ( 221 more words

Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

While often portrayed as a pliant client to its larger neighbors, Vientiane’s balancing act is more astute than widely recognized

By John McBeth

With its sparse 6.7 million population, land-locked Laos is often cast as a passive victim of pell-mell Chinese expansionism, a rich source of raw materials its giant neighbor craves and a virtual truck stop on the way to Thailand and the more prosperous countries of mainland Southeast Asia. 1,468 more words


Tehran, New Delhi agree to sign $2b railway deals

TEHRAN- Iran and India agreed to sign railway deals worth $2 billion, Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi announced

In an interview with IRNA in New Delhi, the minister who visited India in a three-day trip from January 10 to 12, said in his meetings with the Indian officials three important issues have been discussed and mentioned the project of Chabahar-Zahedan railway worth $1 billion as the first one. 498 more words


the african union challenges trump

after trump made sh@itty comments about el savador, haiti and the continent of africa, the 55 member africa union (initially founded in the 1960s includes 54 countries on the continent plus the island of madagascar) … 332 more words

The Invisible 'Capital Orbit' in SE Asia

If you have ever heard Billy Connelly’s famous song ‘Far Canal!”, it resonates with the whole idea of digging the Kra Canal in Southern Thailand.  And sounds just as naughty. 625 more words