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Latam and Caribbean hold 727bn dollars in US government debt assets

Friday, July 29th 2011 - 07:02 UTC
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The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, expressed public concern about the ongoing discussions between the White House and Congress regarding the governments’ borrowing limit and the August 2 deadline to reach an agreement. Read full article

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  • geo

    Country International Reserves !!

    http://www.economist.com/node/21524955

    Jul 29th, 2011 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    It's very unusual to see a country deliberately wreck it's own economy for the percieved political advantage of the lunatic fringe of one political party.

    If you wamt a really good laugh, then watch this video of John McCain (hardly Obama's #1 supporter) rounding on the tea party loons who have effectively caused this mess.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt5OE3_3zvM

    Jul 29th, 2011 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    It's mainstream Republicans, not a fringe lunatic minority, that are pushing things to this point.

    Jul 29th, 2011 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chinajack

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 30th, 2011 - 07:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    @chinajack, this is in part your falt, with all those cheap products doing away with domestic production in other countries.

    Jul 30th, 2011 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] - chinajack

    wellcome !

    i support the China ( i use Chinese goods )

    buuuuuuuuuuuutttt !

    some problems there

    85 millons CCP members are 4/5 of elites !!

    income inequality has almost same level as Brasil !!

    Jul 30th, 2011 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    China's income inequality levels, as expressed by the GINI index, is low in comparison to Brazil's, geo. It is true that China's is becoming worse as time passes by, while Brazil is the only nation among the top 10 economies that is reducing inequality.

    Jul 30th, 2011 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    2,5 millions state cars in China !

    Jul 30th, 2011 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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