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Brazil's Unaffordable Homes

Brazil's Unaffordable Homes | politics and world affairs | Scoop.it
It's no wonder we're the country of favelas, and houses of cardboard and tin.
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"A 970-square-foot apartment in Sao Paulo costs the equivalent of 16 years of an average family’s total income. By comparison, this cost-to-income ratio is eight in New York, 6.9 in Berlin and only three in Chicago"

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Argentina Finds Relentless Foe in Paul Singer's Hedge Fund

Argentina Finds Relentless Foe in Paul Singer's Hedge Fund | politics and world affairs | Scoop.it
A court has ruled that unless Argentina settles a debt dispute with a hedge fund, it is barred from paying its main bondholders.
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When you buy junk bonds their high interest rates reflect some likelihood of restructuring, or default. How on earth not accepting anything else than full payment + interests is a reasonable behavior???  "Legal filings indicate that the face value of its Argentine bonds was around $170 million, but the firm acquired many for much less.Elliot investors are now seeking more than $1.5 billion."

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Comprendre les origines de la guerre à Gaza en 5 minutes

Comprendre les origines de la guerre à Gaza en 5 minutes | politics and world affairs | Scoop.it
D'où viennent ces guerres à répétition entre Israël et le Hamas ? Pourquoi la bande de Gaza se retrouve-t-elle aujourd'hui complètement isolée ? Les explications en cartes et en cinq minutes.
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Autre bonne mise en perspective de l'histoire  contemporaine du conflit à Gaza. 

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The Party Faithful - The New Yorker

The Party Faithful - The New Yorker | politics and world affairs | Scoop.it
At a makeshift theatre in the port of Tel Aviv, hundreds of young immigrants from Melbourne, the Five Towns, and other points in the Anglophone diaspora gathered recently to hear from the newest phenomenon in Israeli politics, Naftali Bennett. A forty-year-old settlement leader, software entrepreneur, and ex-Army commando, Bennett promises to build a sturdy electoral bridge between the religious and the secular, the hilltop outposts of the West Bank and the start-up suburbs of the coastal plain. This is something new in the history of the Jewish state. Bennett is a man of the far right, but he is eager to advertise his cosmopolitan bona fides. Although he was the director general of the Yesha Council, the main political body of the settler movement, he does not actually live in a settlement. He lives in Ra’anana, a small city north of Tel Aviv that is full of programmers and executives. He is as quick to make reference to an episode of “Seinfeld” as he is to the Torah portion of the week. He constantly updates his Facebook page. A dozen years ago, he moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan to seek his fortune in high tech, and his wife, Gilat, went to work as a pastry chef at chic restaurants like Aureole, Amuse, and Bouley Bakery. Her crème brûlée, he declares proudly, “restored the faith of the Times food critic in the virtues of crème brûlée.”
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Essential read to put in perspective current events in israel/palestine, with historial context and unique insights shedding light on the opposing rationales of opposing Israeli political parties (with in depth interviews of Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni). 

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