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Business Elite, Banks Panic after Presidential Front-Runner Threatens to Scupper Mexico’s Largest Infrastructure Project

A project of “mind-watering” magnitude in money and corruption.

The Mexican peso suffered its biggest rout in four months on Thursday, likely due to the realization dawning on market participants that the veteran populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (or AMLO) may  win the presidential elections on July 1.  240 more words

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World Bank Calls for Lower Wages and Less Worker Protections

A working draft of the bank’s flagship World Development Report – which will urge policy action from governments when it comes out in the autumn – says less “burdensome” regulations are needed so that firms can hire workers at lower cost… 263 more words

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From Skripal to Syria – The Empire’s “New Realities” Are Reaching The End of the Road

By Rob Slane of TheBlogMire.com,

“That’s not the way the world really works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. 615 more words

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Construction Giants in Spain Panic over Prospect of Losing one of their Biggest Rackets

Government gets ready to cave.

Spain is home to some of the world’s biggest names in the infrastructure business, but many of those firms could soon be deprived of one of their most lucrative sources of income: the domestic road concessions business. 228 more words

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After a String of Corporate Scandals & Collapses, “Big Four” Accounting Giants Face Breakup in the UK

UK regulators may be on the verge of doing something right, but doubts remain over how genuine their stated intentions are.

Following a string of corporate scandals and collapses, the UK’s top accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), has called for an inquiry to explore the possibility of breaking the audit arms of the Big Four accounting firms — KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Price WaterhouseCoopers — into separate pieces. 187 more words

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Trump's Enemy Is Not Your Friend: Why We Shouldn't Defend Amazon

Why must we choose between the worst president of our lifetimes and one of the most rapacious corporate enterprises in the country?

By Thomas Frank and cross-posted from The Guardian… 358 more words

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Under Threat of Military Coup, Brazil's Supreme Court Sends Lula to Prison

The Supreme Court’s 5-6 ruling, which requires presidential frontrunner Lula da Silva to begin serving his 12-year sentence immediately, is “one more in a series of blows against Brazilian democracy,” Brazil Wire’s Brian Mier says in the following interview with The Real News Network.

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