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He Raped Her, She Forgave Him, They Got Married, He Murdered Her - Hispanically Speaking News

He Raped Her, She Forgave Him, They Got Married, He Murdered Her  - Hispanically Speaking News | Reading the news | Scoop.it
An Argentine 18-year old was stabbed to death in front of her child by the man who had raped her, before she forgave him and accepted him as husband.

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China's collapse 'will bring economic crisis to climax in 2012'

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Leading City of London analyst says next 12 months will be one of 'pain and disappointment' if Chinese economy crashes...

 

Albert Edwards, head of strategy at Société Générale and one of the UK's leading 

has warned about a looming hard landing in China will bring the financial and economic crisis of the past five years to a climax in 2012 and said the next 12 months would be the "final year of pain and disappointment".

 

Predicting a sharp slowdown in activity in the world's fastest-growing emerging economy, Edwards said: China emerged rapidly from the downturn of 2008-09, and the recovery had been the result of a massive reflationary package by the Chinese government. Beijing, could not afford another big stimulus to offset a weakening of the economy.

 

Despite the recent run of more upbeat economic news from the United States, the risk of another recession in the world's biggest economy was "very high". 

 

China has grown by around 10% a year on average over the past two decades, making it the world's second-biggest economy, but the threat of a double-dip recession in the United States, coupled with signs of over-heating in the Chinese property market, have caused some analysts to predict severe problems ahead.

 

The warning of fresh trouble ahead came as the World Economic Forum said rising youth unemployment, pressure on pensions and a growing gulf between rich and poor were sowing the "seeds of dystopia" that were putting at risk the gains from globalisation.

 

These risks in tandem threaten global growth as they are drivers of nationalism, populism and protectionism at a time when the world remains vulnerable to systemic financial shocks, as well as possible food and water crises.

The study said early hopes that closer global integration would inevitably lead to higher living standards for all were at risk of being dashed by trends that left large numbers of people fearful about the future.

 

This report is a wake-up call to both the public and private sectors to come up with constructive ways to realign the expectations of an increasingly anxious global community.

 

The study said the policies and institutions of the 20th century no longer offered protection in a more complex and integrated global economy. 

 

"The Arab spring demonstrated the power of interconnected communications services to drive personal freedom, yet the same technology facilitated riots in London. Governments, societies and businesses need to better understand the interconnectivity of risk in today's technologies if we are truly to reap the benefits they offer.

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Is instability India's destiny?

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Is historian Ramachandra Guha right to think India is destined to be unstable?

 
This is a summary about the article published on line in the BBC world service. As a headline the journalist, a Delhi correspondent, makes a question about the instability of the destiny of India. The journalist writes about Mr. Guha, a historian and author of “India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy”, who says that instability is India’s destiny, explaining why he thinks so. In that way Mr. Guha says that democracy and nationhood in India face six complex challenges. The first challenge is the large portion of population of Kashmir that wants to break away from India. Secondly, Mr. Guha mentions the Maoist insurgency that threatens the integrity of a vast India’s region. The third problem is the religious fundamentalism that prevails in the country. Another challenge is the corruption of the public institution and the political parties. In the fifth place the environmental degradation is mentioned which promotes scarcity of resources to the poor people. Al last, Mr Guha mentions the inequities of the economy in India. The article ends with these words “With the weakening of the state and the deteriorating quality of India's political leadership distinguished by weakness, sectarianism, dogmatism, authoritarianism and lack of proper credentials" - India is a considerably weak nation today”. 

 

 

 

 

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