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What do mid-term elections tell us about US interior conflict?

Donald Trump’s political realignment, just as that of Richard Nixon before him, is close to succeeding. The US mid-term elections have been interpreted by major media in terms of the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats. However, continuing his in-depth analysis of the social fabric, there seems to be a clear retreat of the Puritans faced with the Lutherans and the Catholics. During the US mid-term elections, voters were ...Read full article...

Amazon’s corporate welfare privileges help enslave American Workers

New York City won bidding for one of two Amazon HQ2 locations by throwing $2.1 in tax incentives at the company. Seattle-based Amazon is like corporate predator Walmart, exploiting communities, along with harming local businesses and workers for maximum productivity and profits. The company’s $100 billion dollar CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t get super-rich by being worker and community friendly – just the opposite, the way all Western corporate giants ...Read full article...

Esta é a epidemia mais perigosa da América Latina

A realidade nos diz que quanto mais pobre você é, mais provável é que esteja desnutrido. As pessoas são mais propensas a comprar refrigerantes do que beber água. Eles gostam mais de comer produtos baratos com muito açúcar, sal e gordura do que consumir frutas e verduras. A razão por trás de tais escolhas é pobreza, embora ser pobre seja uma experiência diferente hoje do que há 30 anos. ...Read full article...

This is the most dangerous Epidemic in Latin America

Reality tells us that the poorer you are the more likely it is for people to be malnourished rather than hungry. People are more prone to buying soft drinks than drinking water. They are more fond of eating cheap products with too much sugar, salt and fat than consuming fruit and vegetables. The reason behind such choices is nothing else than poverty, although being poor result in different outcomes ...Read full article...

É a revolução digital positiva para todos?

A informação foi pulverizada e incontáveis ​​pequenos fragmentos formaram uma nuvem que envolve o planeta. “Nada pode impedir uma ideia cuja hora chegou”, ouvimos o tempo todo. No entanto, poucas pessoas param para perguntar se estamos prontos para aceitar essa ideia. Estamos prontos para dar o grande salto como indivíduos e como seres humanos para o mundo digital que paira no horizonte? Estamos devidamente ligados para absorver o que ...Read full article...

This is why the digital revolution may not be so positive for all

Information has been pulverized and countless small fragments have formed a cloud that envelops the planet. “Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come”, we hear all the time. However, very few people stop to ask whether we are ready to accept that idea. Are we ready to take the big leap as individuals and as human beings into the digital world that looms on the horizon? Are ...Read full article...

Você deve cochilar ou caminhar depois de uma refeição?

Você deve tirar uma soneca depois de uma refeição ou você deve dar um passeio? Ambas as atividades têm benefícios, mas uma delas produz melhores resultados. A típica caminhada depois do jantar, tão enaltecida na cultura mediterrânea, tem sido objeto de numerosos estudos científicos. Como os mediterranos explicam, dar um passeio tem seus benefícios, especialmente se a população não tiver hábitos muito saudáveis. A pesquisa mais recente, realizada por ...Read full article...

Should you nap or walk after a meal?

Should you take a quick nap after a meal or should you take a walk? Both activities have benefits, but one of them yields better results. The typical after-dinner walk, so extolled in the Mediterranean culture, has been the subject of numerous scientific studies. As mediterraneans explain, taking a walk has its benefits, especially if a population has not very healthy habits. The most recent research, carried out by ...Read full article...

Bem-vindo ao mundo das “fronteiras inteligentes”

Você já ouviu falar do termo “fronteiras inteligentes”? Provavelmente não, até agora. Já é hora de você saber o que é e para que está sendo usado. Os viajantes que chegam de fora da União Europeia para as fronteiras da Hungria, Grécia ou Letônia serão recebidos por um novo sistema que analisa seu comportamento físico e gestos faciais em busca de pistas imperceptíveis de mentiras ou “comportamentos estranhos”. A ...Read full article...

As ideologias estão morrendo rapidamente na América Latina

Tanto na direita quanto na esquerda, os eleitores estão se unindo em torno de assuntos importantes, como deveria ter sido há muito tempo. Os partidos políticos estão decaindo rapidamente na latino-americana, assim como suas ideologias. Políticos sorridentes não são influentes durante votações. De fato, quanto mais os políticos estão associados a velhas ideologias desgastadas, menos confiáveis ​​eles são. O abandono da ideologia, juntamente com o fracasso da realização de promessas, ...Read full article...

Welcome to the world of ‘Smart Borders’

Have you ever heard the term ‘smart borders’? Probably not, until now; and it is about time you know what it is and what it is being used for. Travelers arriving from outside the European Union to the borders of Hungary, Greece or Latvia will be greeted by a new computer system that analyzes their physical behavior and facial gestures in search of imperceptible clues of lies or ‘strange ...Read full article...

Ideology is dying fast in Latin America

Both on the Right and the Left, voters are uniting around issues, as it should have been a long time ago. Political parties are decaying at the fastest pace ever in the history of Latin American politics, and so are their ideologies. Smily political talking heads are no longer influential when it comes to driving the vote. In fact, the more politics and politicians are associated to old, worn ...Read full article...

Financial Warfare and the Float of China’s Yuan

In recent developments, the Russian Ruble and the Turkish Lira, have been pushed down to exceedingly low levels. In an unusual twist, financial experts have called upon China’s monetary authorities to let the Renminbi float to “ease risks” (China Daily, October 31, 2018). Sounds contradictory? At this juncture, at the height of Trump’s trade war against China, the Forex market has become  weaponized. The policy of “Floating the Yuan” ...Read full article...

Documentary unveils the power of the Israeli Lobby over the US Congress

Israeli lobby power exerts enormous influence over nearly all members of Congress. With rare exceptions, House or Senate members don’t dare confront it or criticize Israeli policies, a career ender for some who tried. Truth-tellers about Israeli state terror risk being intimidated, blackmailed, smeared, pressured, removed from positions of authority, or called national security or terrorist threats. Israel gets away with mass murder and much more because virtually no ...Read full article...

Criticizing Zionism and Israel is unrelated to anti-Semitism

Ethnic minorities and Muslims have much to fear in America and the West, not Jews. Gun violence in America happens with disturbing regularity – Jews targeted like Saturday in Pittsburgh an aberration, not a sign of worrisome anti-Semitism.  Criticizing Zionism and Israel is unrelated to anti-Semitism and hate-mongering. One thing has nothing to do with the other. Anti-Semitism reflects hostility or discrimination against Judaism as a religion. Israel is ...Read full article...