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Global Recession, Local Corruption

Global Recession, Local CorruptionIt is hard to believe this story specially in the midst of the global recession that many argue was triggered by the collapse of the housing and financial sectors in the USA, causing high unemployment rates unprecedented since the great depression, in the 1930s, and ravaging many key USA industries including the domestic auto manufacturing and its long chain of suppliers, in addition to further diminishing home values and damaging the housing industry and all its related financial services and products manufacturing for many years to come.…
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Norway Envoy

UN Ambassador Blasts UN SG

UN Ambassador Blasts UN SGThe Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported today that Norway’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Ms. Mona Juul, accused the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon of  lack of charisma, weak leadership and angry outbursts.

The newspaper published the “confidential letter” to Norway’s foreign ministry from Ms. Juul, that included “At a time when the UN and multilateral solutions to global crises are more needed than ever, Ban and the UN are notable by their absence“.…
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