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World leaders fly to Buenos Aires for G20, but little consensus for a final declaration

Thursday, November 29th 2018 - 09:30 UTC
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United States President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. The weekend summit is confronted with increasingly dire warnings, by the International Monetary Fund among others, of the potential harm faced by the world economy from Trump's trade wars. Read full article


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  • :o))

    REF: “World leaders fly”

    Who wouldn't like to travel at the expenses of the others?
    Another Question:

    Nov 29th, 2018 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Snowflake Globalists Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau are doing really well in their national popularity polls. It will be very entertaining to see them attempt to “stand up” to President Trump.

    Time for making lots of popcorn for watching the circus.

    Nov 29th, 2018 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • The Voice

    Great opportunity for Argie rock throwing contest…

    Nov 29th, 2018 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    How things change.

    A few years ago, globalism was preached as the solution to all the world's ills. Protectionism was anathema and governments such as that of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner were attacked for wanting to protect Argentina's developing industrial and know-how sectors.

    Now, fanned by the current U.S. power, protectionism has become the fade, and power-flatterers such as Chicureo emerge to talk about “snowflake globalists” who may “attempt to stand up” dare they! None else than...(sound Celestas, Chimes and Conga Drums) President Trump!

    Instead of eating lots of popcorn, Chicureo may do some reading to try and understand this brave new world of capitalism gone awry...

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The great G20: At what cost there will be NO Agreement Reached for the benefit of the world-population?

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    Yes, I have noticed this too. Some people are willing to lick the boots of anyone who will order them around. You'll also note that when American workers are laid off due to cheaper competition from abroad, the solution is tariffs, but in Argentina it must be the workers' fault for demanding too high a salary.

    Dec 01st, 2018 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))


    REF: “the solution is tariffs”:

    Contrary to the assumption, in spite of the higher tariffs; there is an increase in the imports from China by the USA. Besides; about 4% unemployment is not a HUGE unmanageable issue. What really hurts the population are the higher prices on the goods imported from China. Also the american products have become more expensive - less competitive - due to the higher prices of the raw-materials from China. THAT'll surely drive the unemployment from a comfortable 4% to a much higher %.

    Dec 01st, 2018 - 09:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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