Sunday, September 23, 2012

Existe una participación cada vez mayor de EE.UU. en asuntos internos de México


La capacitación de agentes de la Policía mexicana por parte de Estados Unidos en el marco del Plan Mérida, solo serviría para que Washington aproveche esta situación e intente controlar territorios fronterizos del país latinoamericano, aseguran algunos expertos.

Ejército Libre Sirio traslada su sede desde Turquía a Siria


El mayor grupo de insurgentes ha desplazado su mando desde Turquía al centro de Siria, preparando una ofensiva contra las fuerzas gubernamentales. Esa declaración ha sido comunicada en un mensaje audiovisual grabado por el Ejército Libre Sirio

Una ola de envenenamientos de perros sacude Moscú


La Policía de Moscú está buscando a maltratadores que envenenan a perros en un parque del suroeste de la ciudad. Varios animales han muerto ya y los propietarios que viven cerca del parque empezaron a patrullar para encontrar y castigar a los culpables.

Se celebra el primer festival de cine de Unasur


La ciudad de San Juan en Argentina ha recibido el primer festival de cine de Unasur. La muestra pretende reflejar la realidad cultural de los países de la región y ayudar al séptimo arte latinoamericano frente a los gigantes de la industria internacional.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Senator Alan Simpson on the Deficit Cutting "Stink-Bomb" in Congress' Garden Party!


Welcome to Capital Account. Simpson-Bowles, Obama's bipartisan deficit commission of 2010, has become a political football in the Presidential race. In attempts to score political points Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Joe Biden have flung it around in recent speeches and interviews. We talk to Former Republican Senator and co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles commission, Alan Simpson about how he and his co-chair propose to fix the deficit. Plus there is more evidence the US economy is slowing down as the August US housing starts number was below analysts' expectations. Also mortgage lending in 2011 declined to its lowest level in 16 years, according to a report from Federal regulators. Moreover, FedEx, an economic bellwether, cut its global growth forecast. How do you sell US deficit reduction as a top priority in this environment? We talk to Alan Simpson about the US national debt and the fiscal cliff. And the UK city of Bristol launched its own coinage and it has become the UK's largest alternative to sterling. Lauren and Demetri talk about alternative currencies in today's episode of Loose Change.

"QE to Infinity and Beyond," says Mike Shedlock! - Word of the Day: Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)


Welcome to Capital Account. Today we talk about "foot-in-mouth" disease, given Mitt Romney's recently exposed comments stating that 47 percent of voters "believe they are victims" and are dependent on the government. It seems the "foot-in-mouth" indicator is as important as the economy in this Presidential election. Even though this appears to be a bearish indicator for Mitt Romney, we ask our guest, Mike Shedlock, if there is a bullish case for the economy when it comes to either the Republican or Democratic Presidential candidate. And what is the true state of the economy? We talk to Mike Shedlock, Investment Advisor for Sitka Pacific Capital, about indications that the US is in recession. Also, Mike Shedlock, author of the blog Mish's Global Economic Analysis, tells us about his top ten list of the most dangerous politicians in Europe. Plus, according to a report posted on the NASDAQ's website, investors plowed more than 15 billion dollars into ETFs last week in anticipation of QE3. What exactly is an Exchange Traded Fund, and more importantly, what is in the fine print? We break it down in Word of the Day. Also, GE's medical imaging healthcare business is slowing down, but is this partly because of changes GE made to the health plans of its own workers? Lauren and Demetri talk about it in today's Loose Change. Word of the Day: Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Time now for Word of the Day where we break down a financial term for our smart viewer but maybe not the financial expert. Today it's ETF or Exchange-Traded Fund. By attracting those looking to invest in nontraditional assets and sectors, the global ETF market has inflated to more than a trillion dollars in assets over the past few years...some put that number now at about 2 trillion dollars. David Kotok wrote a book on ETFs and spoke about them on our show recently. However, Kotok warns that investors should conduct serious research before purchasing shares in an ETF. We'll explain why shortly, but first, what exactly is an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)? Here's our definition: ETFs are a portfolio or basket of securities, which provide diversification like mutual funds, yet are unique in that they trade on an exchange just like a common company stock. They usually track an index, either holding the underlying stocks of the index or using derivatives to achieve the same returns as the index. And since an ETF is designed to track a specific market index, one can play an entire sector without being forced to stomach the volatility inherent in any one stock. For instance, investors can gain exposure to precious metals using ETFs. Specifically, Gold and gold miner ETFs have become increasingly popular. But if you buy shares in a gold ETF like the GLD for example, the largest gold ETF in the world, do you actually own gold? The answer is NO. You are effectively buying shares in a fund indexed to the gold market. This is not the same thing as buying physical gold bullion and storing it in allocated vaults, a key distinction. In fact, according to the ETF's own prospectus, the average investor can only redeem his or her gold shares for cash. Only those who have large holdings in a fund like GLD have the option to redeem their shares for physical gold, requiring somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 shares, which translates into millions of dollars. And even then it's a complicated process. Also, in the case of GLD, the Trust does not insure its gold. Which means it may not have adequate sources of recovery if its gold is lost, damaged, stolen or destroyed. And this may surprise you when reading the prospectus as we have. According the prospectus for GLD: "The amount of gold represented by the Shares will continue to be reduced during the life of the Trust due to the sales of gold necessary to pay the Trust's expenses irrespective of whether the trading price of the Shares rises or falls in response to changes in the price of gold." And... "Gold held in the Trust's unallocated gold account and any Authorized Participant's unallocated gold account will not be segregated from the Custodian's assets. If the Custodian becomes insolvent, its assets may not be adequate to satisfy a claim by the Trust or any Authorized Participant." So if the custodian- in this case HSBC- runs into trouble, it may not be able to make good on your claim. So it would appear the only way to protect yourself as an investor when it comes to ETFs is to do detailed research on the fund, its assets, and carefully read its prospectus, and even then you are still dealing with counterparty risk. This is why some would argue that buying a gold liability, which is what a gold ETF is, defeats the purpose of owning gold in the first place, as precious metals are one of the few asset classes accessible to average investors that are not simultaneously another person's liability. In any case, now you know about ETFs and if you're interested, you know to get your reading glasses ready to dissect the fine print.

Defining Libertarianism and Austrian Economics with Walter Block


Welcome to Capital Account. The US Treasury declined GM's offer to buy back 200 million of the 500 million shares the US currently holds, according to the Wall Street Journal. In 2009 GM received a $50 billion dollar bailout from taxpayers. Now, GM executives upset over pay restrictions and the stigma of "Government Motors," want to buy back shares at a price that would cause taxpayers to lose billions of dollars in the deal. Can anyone argue we still live in a capitalist society? Also, today marks the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Organizers planned nonviolent civil disobedience actions around the issues of 'Corporatocracy.' A year later the issues seem just as relevant. We talk with Walter Block, libertarian philosopher, professor, and Austrian economist, about how address the points brought up by the Occupy movement. On this show we have guests from both sides of the political spectrum who agree with the complaints of the Occupy movement. Investors who hail from ranks of the 1% have identified with protesters over issues such as corporate welfare, bailouts, and too big to fail. Post-Keynesian economist, neoclassical debunker and economic professor Steve Keen spoke to protesters about the failings of the economics profession, occupying the classroom, and he advocates QE for the masses. Our guests do not all share the ideological framework. We do not all have to agree with every tenant of an ideology or belief system in order to adopt some of its principles, or at least to understand them. It is important for people to keep an open mind. As discontent with the established political parties intensifies, we see growing interest in alternative frameworks and ideologies, such as Libertarianism. We talk to Walter Block, Chair of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans, and author of Defending the Undefendable, about the difference between Libertarianism and Austrian economics and how free enterprise has been misunderstood.

Martin Varsavsky and Carlos Moncayo - Ideas Exchange - BBC


Argentine-Spanish entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky has founded seven companies over the past 20 years. These include telecoms provider Viatel and, more recently, fon.com, which aims to create a global community of wifi users. Ecuadorian Carlos Moncayo and his two brothers founded Asiam, a Shanghai-based offshore manufacturing management company that specialises in clothing, in 2003. The company now ships more than $34m worth of clothing per year. Mr Moncayo was voted Asia's Best Young Entrepreneur by Businessweek magazine in 2009.

Close Call: Quick-Thinking Officers Dodge Crash


Dashcam Video from Lubbock, Texas shows two officers pushing a woman out of the way and dodging a moving police vehicle, after a van hit it and sent it hurtling towards them. (Sept. 20)

Raw Video: Afghans Protest Against Prophet Film


Protests against an anti-Islam film which ridicules the Prophet Muhammad continued in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday. Students marched and chanted anti-American slogans, and they burned an effigy of President Barack Obama. (Sept. 20)

Powerful Winds Pound Anchorage


A powerful wind storm pounded Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, damaging homes and buildings, and flipping cars and trucks. The wind forced two commercial flights and five cargo planes headed for Anchorage to divert to other locations. (Sept. 20)

Enforcement of Ariz. Immigration Law Protested


A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona's immigration law took effect, rallies were held around Phoenix to protest the law that civil rights activists say will lead to systematic racial profiling. (Sept. 19)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Keiser report en español: Una escuela para terroristas financieros (E340)


En este episodio, Max Keiser y Stacy Herbert hablan de exbanqueros nombrados por David Cameron al Tesoro. Se comenta el caso de Robert Rubin, exbanquero que se convirtió en secretario del Tesoro para llegar a ser en un banquero gánster. En la segunda mitad del programa, Max Keiser habla con Reggie Middleton de Facebook, el fraude y la financiación.

La 32ª tripulación aterriza con éxito en Kazajistán con tres astronautas a bordo


Los astronautas Guennadi Padalka, Serguéi Revin y Joseph Akaba, integrantes de la 32º expedición de la Estación Espacial Internacional (EEI), aterrizaron en la estepa de Kazaijstán, cerca de Arkalyk, a bordo del módulo de descenso de Soyuz. La cápsula aterrizó en la zona prevista. La aeronave de rescate captó una señal de transmisor VHF de la cápsula inmediatamente después de su lanzamiento y lo llevó hasta el lugar de aterrizaje. Los tres astronautas trabajaron en órbita cerca de 125 días. La nave espacial tripulada Soyuz se desacopló de la Estación Espacial Internacional según el plan previsto. El estado de los cosmonautas Guennadi Padalka, Serguéi Revin y Joseph Akaba es normal, informó el Centro ruso de Control de Vuelos espaciales en Koroliov, a las afueras de Moscú.

Salto Base en China: un hombre en silla de ruedas se precipita desde 300 metros


Cientos de espectadores se han congregado en el puente colgante Aizhai, en la provincia china de Hunan, donde se celebra el festival de Salto Base. El festival acoge a mas de 40 paracaidistas de 13 países y es considerado el mayor evento de Salto Base en Asia. El puente Aizhai tiene 350 metros de altura y consta de un vano central de 1146 metros. Es el sexto puente más alto del mundo y el 12º por su longitud.

México celebra el 202º aniversario de su independencia con un gran desfile militar


En la madrugada del domingo el presidente Felipe Calderón, que encabezó el desfile, dio su último "Grito" de Independencia, una ceremonia que reproduce el acto en el que la madrugada del 16 de septiembre de 1810 el cura Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla llamó a los mexicanos a levantarse en armas para independizarse de España, una independencia que no se logró hasta 1821. Calderón gritó "¡Viva México!" ante más de 100.000 personas que presenciaron la fiesta nacional. El grito del presidente fue acompañado por el de los gobernadores de cada uno de los 31 estados mexicanos, que gritaron la frase en sus municipios. Calderón pasó revista a las tropas y después subió al Palacio Nacional, desde donde supervisó el desfile de sus fuerzas, incluidos muchos de los vehículos y armas que el Gobierno mexicano utiliza para luchar contra el narcotráfico. Entre ellos desfilaron algunos de los vehículos entregados por el Gobierno estadounidense, como los helicópteros black hawk, como parte de la iniciativa Mérida para luchar conjuntamente contra el narcotráfico.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Deficit Spending and the "Coercion-Backed Greenback" with Edward Harrison


Welcome to Capital Account. US consumer prices rose in August by the most in three years. The Consumer Price Index increased .6 percent, with gasoline prices accounting for 80 percent of the rise. But should we even believe government statistics? And how does QE fit into the inflation calculation as central banks try to reflate asset prices? Marc Faber, Gloom Boom and Doom publisher, lays out his case for a deflationary collapse. We play the second part of our interview with him from yesterday's show in the second half. And yesterday, as the news of QE overshadowed all other financial news, a 500 billion dollar spending bill easily passed in the House. The spending package aims to fund federal operations until March. Meanwhile, the US government has borrowed nearly 35 cents for every dollar it has spent this year according to the Wall Street Journal. Lawmakers hope to address spending after the election. We talk to Edward Harrison, founder of Credit Writedowns, about the dangers of deficit spending. Also, since the Fed is targeting depressed housing prices with its MBS policy, we play the game "Economic Symptom or Disease?" The Federal Reserve is trying to treat this symptom with QE, instead of addressing the disease of the high debt - debt that keeps people from buying homes or getting out of them. We talk about this new game show idea in Friday's Viewer Feedback.

Marc Faber on Hedging the Bernanke Put and QE3 with Gold, Land and Equities!


Welcome to Capital Account. The Fed gave the QE-addicted markets another dose of its stimulus drug today as it announced another securities purchase program. The Fed launched an open-ended program to buy $40 billion in mortgage backed securities each month, a program that will continue until the labor market improves. The Fed also committed to record low interest rates even after the economy strengthens. To what end will the Fed pursue this accommodative stance? In response to this action gold climbed to a six month high. Marc Faber, Gloom Boom and Doom publisher, has said that he will not sell any of his gold as long as people like Ben Bernanke are running the world's central banks. We ask Dr.Faber about his near term outlook for gold, and what he thinks of Ben Bernanke's monetary policy. Also, an editorial from Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, warns that massive spending to boost China's economy could be detrimental. How does this effect China's growth or slow down? We ask Marc Faber, founder of Marc Faber limited and author of the book "Tomorrow's Gold," about likelihood of a contraction in China and other Asian economies. Plus, in today's episode of "Loose Change," Lauren and Demetri discuss the reports of Jon Corzine's meeting with officials from the Department of Justice last week, ten months after MF Global failed.

The Sources of the Euro Crisis and the EU Superstate with Godfrey Bloom!


Welcome to Capital Account. Germany's Constitutional Court ruled the Eurozone's permanent bailout fund, also known as the ESM, does not violate the country's laws. Reportedly, there is some ambiguity in the ruling that could beget more political wrangling. Lauren speaks with Godfrey Bloom, Member of the European Parliament and the UK Independence Party, about what motivated the court's decision and the problems that lie ahead for the European Union. Meanwhile, the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, in his State of the Union address, called for a federation of nation states (a European Superstate) and unveiled plans for the ECB to supervise all Eurozone banks. But was it the lack of a centralized banking regulations that contributed to the debt crisis or is this really about something else? We ask Godfrey Bloom if integration is really the solution to the EU's problems. And despite attempts at integration and consolidation in the EU, there are more signs of fracture. While Spanish leaders delay decisions on seeking an ECB bond bailout, the crisis fuels the independence movement in the Spanish region of Catalonia. Could this be one of the ironies of integration? Plus, in today's episode of "Loose Change," Lauren and Demetri discuss Apple's latest announcement: the iPhone 5. According to Reuters this gadget won't just benefit the tech world, it could boost our economy too!

David Kotok on EU Fireflies and a Market Rehab for Easy Money!


Welcome to Capital Account. The headlines today tell two different narratives about the US stock market. According to Bloomberg, stocks "advance ahead of Fed decision," but according to the Financial Times, the "rally loses steam ahead of the meeting." Whether you believe the headlines or not, they underscore the impact of macro-trends on the markets today. Our guest, David Kotok, of Cumberland Advisors, explains why the markets are addicted to QE and the consequences of this dependence. Also, tomorrow the German Constitutional Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the ESM, a vote that is viewed as key to the Eurozone's future stability. David Kotok, chairman of Cumberland Advisors, will explain why this action in Europe can be summed up in a single dance: the "dance of the fireflies." He joins us to shine light on the situation. Plus, what does the growth in Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, indicate about a shift in investment trends? We talk to David Kotok, author of the book, "From Bear to Bull with ETF's", about the role of ETFs and the future of the market. And in today's episode of "Loose Change," Lauren and Demetri discuss RGBAnarchy's latest video that features Ben Bernanke and Paul Krugman drowning in the paper of their own creation!

Imam: Anti-Islam Film Protests 'Heartbreaking'


Members of the Muslim community in Washington DC are condemning this week's deadly anti-American violence in the Middle East. Mohamed Touihri, who is originally from Tunisia, says some 'may do anything to defend' the Prophet Muhammad. (Sept. 14)

Pizza Museum Serves Up Slices, Memorabilia


What happens after you earn the Guinness World Record for largest collection of pizza memorabilia? In Brian Dwyer's case, you open what's being billed as the nation's first pizza museum. (Sept. 14)

Raw Video: Rival Protests in Libya Over Embassy


About a hundred people gathered in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday to protest an anti-Islam film. Meanwhile another group converged in a different part of the city to condemn the attack earlier this week on the U.S. consulate. (Sept. 14)

Chicago Parents Anxious for Teachers Strike End


Chicago's nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a "framework" that could end the walkout in time for students to return to class Monday. (Sept. 14)

La indignación musulmana se propaga por la región


Una película blasfema para los musulmanes provocó ataques contra embajadas de EE.UU. en varios países. A los disturbios en Egipto, y que se propagaron a Libia, Túnez, Yemen e Irán, también se sumaron Líbano y Omán. Varios cientos de personas se manifestaron en la ciudad libanesa de Trípoli, y quemaron una bandera de EE.UU mientras coreaban "Dios es grande" e izaban pancartas y banderas negras con el lema "No hay más Dios que Dios y Mahoma es su profeta". Algunos manifestantes pedían la expulsión del embajador norteamericano en el Líbano. Además, en la ciudad de Mascate, en Omán, se desarrolla otra manifestación frente a la embajada norteamericana, mientras en Yemen también han prendido los ánimos antiamericanas en protestas que ya han dejado 4 muertos y 34 heridos. Asimsimo, en Teherán cerca de 500 personas se manifestaron frente al edificio de la embajada de Suiza, que representa los intereses estadounidenses en Irán. Los disturbios en la región estallaron este martes, cuando miles de personas se manifestaron ante la embajada estadounidense en El Cairo -frente la que se registran actualmente nuevos disturbios ya por el cuatro día consecutivo- para denunciar una película que consideran insultante en dirección a Mahoma. Pocas horas después, un grupo de islamistas armados atacó el consulado de EE. UU. en la ciudad libia de Bengasi, lo que costó la vida al embajador de EE.UU. y a otros tres funcionarios. Según Libia, determinados grupos pro-sharia estarían detrás de la violencia.

Paraguay: profesores protestan por bajos salarios y pagos atrasados


Miles de maestros salen a las calles de Asunción para exigir un aumento salarial y mayores inversiones en la educación. El ex ministro de educación Víctor Ríos opina que la colaboración del gobierno de Franco con los medios mantiene a los sectores sociales desmovilizados.

El mundo islámico quema banderas de EE.UU. en protesta contra una película "blasfema"


Las protestas contra la película estadounidense 'La inocencia de los musulmanes' no cesan. Cientos de manifestantes de un grupo salafista ultraconservador salieron a las calles de la sureña ciudad libanesa de Sidón en la noche del jueves, para expresar su indignación por el filme que consideran una burla al islam y al profeta Mahoma. Los manifestantes en Sidón quemaron banderas de Israel y EE.UU. Acciones similares tuvieron lugar en Yemen y Egipto, donde continúan las protestas. Una película blasfema para los musulmanes provocó ataques contra embajadas de EE.UU. en varios países. A los disturbios en Egipto, y que se propagaron a Libia, Túnez, Yemen e Irán, también se sumaron Líbano y Omán. Varios cientos de personas se manifestaron en la ciudad libanesa de Trípoli, y quemaron una bandera de EE.UU mientras coreaban "Dios es grande" e izaban pancartas y banderas negras con el lema "No hay más Dios que Dios y Mahoma es su profeta". Algunos manifestantes pedían la expulsión del embajador norteamericano en el Líbano. Además, en la ciudad de Mascate, en Omán, se desarrolla otra manifestación frente a la embajada norteamericana, mientras en Yemen también han prendido los ánimos antiamericanas en protestas que ya han dejado 4 muertos y 34 heridos. Asimsimo, en Teherán cerca de 500 personas se manifestaron frente al edificio de la embajada de Suiza, que representa los intereses estadounidenses en Irán.

Assange: Reino Unido y EE.UU. prueban su medicina al bendecir el asedio de embajadas


"Al aceptar el asedio por parte de Reino Unido de la embajada de Ecuador en Londres, EE.UU. dio un aval tácito para el ataque a embajadas en todo el mundo", escribió inicialmente Assange en su cuenta oficial de la red social. Debido a la mala acogida que tuvo el mensaje entre sus seguidores, Assange, que permanece refugiado desde hace meses en la embajada de Ecuador para no ser extraditado a Suecia, se vio obligado a redactarlo dos veces y, después, incluso a borrarlo. La primera reformulación decía así: "Al aceptar EE.UU. la amenaza del Reino Unido de asaltar la embajada ecuatoriana en Londres, contribuyó a generalizar los ataques a las embajadas".

Thursday, September 13, 2012

EE.UU. elogia logros de su Marina mostrando un vídeo de buques rusos


Parece que EE.UU. se siente orgulloso de los buques de guerra... rusos. Durante un discurso sobre los logros de la Marina de EE.UU., aparecieron imágenes de la flota rusa en vez de la norteamericana. La inesperada aparición de los buques rusos tuvo lugar en la Convención preelectoral del Partido Demócrata, cuando el Almirante John Neuman pronunciaba un discurso patriótico sobre el respeto a los veteranos de guerra. Según los expertos que presenciaron el incidente, en una pantalla detrás del almirante había imágenes de al menos cuatro buques rusos, dos de los cuales eran el Smetlivi y el Kerch.

El 25% de los latinos de EE.UU. es pobre


El número de estadounidenses pobres sigue en niveles de récord. Más de 46 millones de personas viven bajo el umbral de la pobreza, según los últimos datos de la Oficina del Censo, y los hispanos pobres son los que más sufren. Pese a que el país norteamericano intenta seguir la senda de la recuperación económica, los datos sobre la pobreza que afecta a su población son desalentadores. La salida de la crisis es más lenta para los más desfavorecidos, especialmente los de minorías como la hispana. No en vano, en 2011 uno de cada cuatro hispanos vivía en EE.UU. por debajo del umbral de pobreza. Ronald Gochez, miembro de la 'Unión del Barrio', cree que los datos son solo números oficiales del gobierno que, en realidad, "no tienen en cuenta el mercado informal", lo que indica que "los problemas son más severos", especialmente para la comunidad latinoamericana. Gochez recuerda lo agudo de la crisis y destaca que, si bien no fue causada por hispanos, lamentablemente -afirma- "somos nosotros los que más pagamos las consecuencias". Asimismo, cree que "las medidas que se toman en contra de la comunidad inmigrante", se toman en realidad "en contra del pueblo estadounidense".

El embajador de EE.UU. asesinado en Libia, ¿víctima de supuestos lazos con islamistas?


El embajador estadounidense en Libia, Christopher Stevens, que fue asesinado durante un ataque con misil contra el consulado en Bengasi pudo haber sido víctima de sus propios vínculos, asegura el analista político Lajos Szaszdi. El experto opina que Stevens, nombrado embajador en mayo, pudo haberse visto involucrado en operaciones secretas del Gobierno estadounidense en la región, ocupándose de contratar mercenarios al servicio de EE.UU. No en vano, el Departamento de Estado apoyaba a la empresa de seguridad privada SCG International, cuyo director fue el director general de la polémica compañía Blackwater, que contrataba mercenarios para la guerra en Irak y cuyos soldados protagonizaron allí una masacre que quedó impune. "Lo sabemos de Wikileaks", apunta Szaszdi, que agrega que esa empresa "había tenido contactos con un libio llamado Mahdi al-Harati, que había estado vinculado al Grupo islámico combatiente de Libia, considerado como parte de Al Qaeda". El analista llega a conclusión de que Stevens "pudo haber estado supervisando para el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. el flujo de combatientes islamistas o voluntarios libios para combatir en Siria al Gobierno de Bashar Al Assad".

Venezuela: el candidato opositor Capriles acusa a Chávez de "comprar" a sus aliados


El candidato opositor en las elecciones presidenciales de Venezuela, Henrique Capriles Radonski, acusó al presidente Hugo Chávez de comprar a sus partidarios y de desatar una "guerra sucia" contra él, después de que cuatro partidos políticos le retiraron su apoyo. "Es una campaña muy mala la que está haciendo el candidato del Gobierno [...] Es una guerra sucia contra nosotros, pura guerra sucia", dijo Capriles después de que los partidos políticos Piensa en Democracia (Piedra), Cambio Pana, Manos por Venezuela y Unidad Democrática le retiraran su apoyo. El desmarque se produjo después de que varios diputados y el mandatario venezolano acusaran a Capriles Radonski de tener un "plan neoliberal oculto" para su presidencia que, entre otras cosas, conduciría a un aumento drástico de los impuestos. Una treintena de organizaciones políticas que respaldaban a Capriles le retiraron su apoyo, debido tanto a las suspicacias que despierta su supuesto plan económico oculto, como al hecho de que la agrupación política de Capriles (Mesa de la Unidad) no "los tuvo en cuenta a la hora de tomar decisiones", según dijo Leonardo Chirinos, representante de Piedra. Capriles, a su vez, acusó a Chávez de "comprar voluntades" y tratar de "comprar partidos políticos", acusándolo de llevar a cabo una campaña "del miedo" y de violencia.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How the Market Can Cure the Health Care Crisis w/Dr. Keith Smith!


Welcome to Capital Account. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows yesterday when he said he would "not get rid of all of healthcare reform." Romney's statement made headline news because it differed from his previous rhetoric of "repealing ObamaCare." We would rather hear politicians explain the real reasons for why a trip to the ER for a headache can amount to a bill of $10,000. Could it be that healthcare isn't actually that expensive? Over the years healthcare costs in the US have increased from 5% of GDP in the 60s to 17.4% in 2009, according to an OECD report published in 2011. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine calculated systemic waste in the US healthcare system at $765 billion, representing 30% of total expenditures. We ask Doctor Keith Smith, Managing Partner and Medical Director for the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, about the role of insurance companies, wasteful administration costs, and hospital inefficiencies. Keith Smith runs an independent surgical clinic and brings free market competitive prices to surgery. He offers customers lower prices and patients fly in from all over the world, even from countries with universal healthcare systems, to get surgery at his center. And in today's "Loose Change," Lauren and Demetri discuss former Reagan Budget Director, David Stockman, recent appearance on CNBC. Specifically, Stockman's comment that "Ron Paul is the only one who is right about the Fed, and the Fed is the heart of the problem." Indeed!

Patient Appeals Penis Amputation Verdict


A Kentucky man did not consent to have his penis amputated and the doctor who performed the surgery had options other than removing the organ, even though cancer had been found during a surgery, an attorney argued Tuesday. (Sept. 11)

No Deal Yet As Chicago Teachers Strike Continues


Representatives from the Chicago Teachers Union and the district returned to the bargaining table today as the teachers' strike entered its second day. More than 25,000 teachers are on strike for the first time in a quarter century. (Sept. 11)

Fewer 9/11 Families on Hand for Anniversary


Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's time to move on after a decade of remembrance. (Sept. 11)

Residents Still on Edge As Wash Wildfire Burns


Crews in Washington and across the West continued to keep a wary eye on winds and other conditions as they battled dozens of blazes. (Sept. 11)

Assange Lawyer: Innocent man persecuted as US war crimes unpunished (Exclusive)


Baltasar Garzon is no stranger to conflict when it comes to fighting injustice carried out by state powers. In an exclusive interview with RT, the Spanish jurist explained why WikiLeaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange is "worth defending." READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/pnydlt

Sasquatch banks too big to be true


Watch the full Keiser Report Episode 339 later on Tuesday! In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the Paul Bunyan banks, which are too big to be true and all flow, no assets. They also discuss the Bermuda Triangle of Fraud and the London disease. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to investigative journalist and author, Leah McGrath Goodman about her being banned from the UK for reporting on the Jersey sex and murder scandal. They discuss the $5 billion per square mile in laundered money that means Jersey rises, while Switzerland sinks.

Not-so-fancy Footwork: Palestinians throw shoes to protest cost of living (Video)


Days of Palestinian demonstrations against the high cost of living turned violent in a West Bank city on Monday. Much of the rage is directed at Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, a US-educated economist who oversees the government's finances. In Hebron, about 50 men hurled shoes at a large poster of Fayyad that had the words "Depart, Fayyad" scrawled underneath. The rallies are the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history. STORY & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/7im3ei

Эксперт: Протесты в Палестине спровоцированы Израилем


Палестина столкнулась с самыми массовыми протестами за всю историю существования автономии. Демонстранты выступают против роста цен на Западном берегу реки Иордан и обвиняют премьер-министра Саляма Файяда в проведении неэффективной экономической политики. Однако политолог Элиас Зананири полагает, что протесты спровоцированы Израилем и ситуация не изменится, пока Израиль не ослабит контроль над территориями.

Ретейлерам выгодно вступление РФ в ВТО


Ожидается, что западные ретейлеры будут первыми, кто почувствует на себе все выгоды вступления России во Всемирную торговую организацию. До вступления в ВТО Россия могла защищать собственную текстильную промышленность только путем повышения пошлин на зарубежные товары. Однако теперь участники рынка ожидают притока западных ретейлеров, работающих в самом дешевом сегменте рынка, сообщает корреспондент RT Татьяна Полякова.

Палестинцы кидают обувь в портрет премьер-министра


Около 50 человек в Хевроне закидали обувью плакат с изображением премьер-министра Палестины Саляма Файяда в знак протеста против низкого уровня жизни на Западном берегу реки Иордан. Файяд занимается пересмотром экономической политики правительства. Нынешние протесты являются крупнейшими за всю историю существования Палестинской автономии.

This Bleeding City writer talks finding values in world of money


Now, British writer Alex Preston is in Moscow promoting his debut novel "This Bleeding City." It's a fictional love story set in London during the credit crunch. The book has already proved a hit back home - and is now available in Russian. Prime Time's Elmira Kuznetsova caught up with Preston to talk about his years in the City and what they taught him...

Monday, September 10, 2012

BP vende activos para 'lavar' su imagen tras el vertido del Golfo de México


La petrolera británica BP ha acordado la venta de varios de sus activos en el Golfo de México a la compañía estadounidense Plains Exploration & Production Co. por unos 5.500 millones de dólares. La venta es parte de la estrategia de BP para cubrir los gastos del gran vertido de petróleo ocurrido en 2010. La explosión en la plataforma provocó un desastre natural y generó numerosas reclamaciones contra la compañía. El escritor y profesor Raúl Hinojosa cree que esta venta prentende 'lavar' la imagen manchada de la empresa, que le impide proseguir sus labores en la zona con éxito. "Va a ser muy difícil para ellos seguir desarrollando un proyecto de exploración cuando existe tanto descontento público sobre su imagen. Creo que ellos decidieron reestructurar su estrategia, salir de lo que puede causar graves problemas e irse a otros mercados. Es una decisión económica para concentrarse en otras áreas, otras oportunidades, y para que no haya tanta vigilancia sobre sus actividades", dijo el experto a RT. En particular, BP vendió sus intereses en tres de sus activos: Marlin, Horn Mountain y Holstein., así como los intereses en dos activos que no regenta directamente, Ram Powell y Diana Hoover.

La Casa Blanca suspende las deportaciones aéreas gratuitas a México


El gobierno de EE.UU. ha suspendido las deportaciones aéreas de mexicanos que son arrestados cuando tratan de ingresar ilegalmente en el territorio de su país. El alto coste del programa y disminución de inmigrantes que intentan cruzar la frontera son las razones oficiales, pero la proximidad de las elecciones también podría haber motivado la medida. Unos 125.000 mexicanos fueron enviados por avión de regreso a su país de forma gratuita en los últimos siete años, lo que se tradujo en un gasto de unos 100 millones de dólares. La Patrulla Fronteriza justificó dicho proyecto porque desalentaba a los migrantes a volver a intentar cruzar la frontera. De hecho, de acuerdo a estudios estadísticos, los arrestos de inmigrantes indocumentados en la frontera se encuentran en los niveles más bajos de los últimos 40 años, aunque no sólo debido al endurecimiento de la vigilancia en la frontera, sino también a la escasez de ofertas laborales debido a la crisis.

El mérito de 'Los aliados olvidados en Segunda Guerra Mundial'


El periodista ruso Sergey Brilev presentó en la feria del Libro de Moscú su obra 'Los Aliados Olvidados en la Segunda Guerra Mundial', una investigación histórica que pretende ofrecer un singular punto de vista sobre los acontecimientos de esta contienda.

Supervisores internacionales dejan la tutela de la región de Kosovo


El llamado Grupo Internacional de Supervisión de Kósovo termina su misión este lunes en la región que proclamó unilateralmente su independencia de Serbia hace cuatro años. El pasado viernes, el Parlamento kosovar adoptó las enmiendas necesarias para cerrar la oficina del organismo supervisor. No obstante, la comunidad internacional permanecerá en la región. La fuerza liderada por la OTAN mantiene a más de 5.000 soldados para garantizar la seguridad. Mientras tanto, la Unión Europea seguirá con su misión civil. Hasta ahora, 93 Estados han reconocido la independencia de Kosovo, que sin embargo no está apoyada por una amplia serie de países, entre ellos España y Rusia.

Full Show 9/10/12: Strike in the Windy City , The Big Picture Rumble - Is the GOP myth about tax cuts breaking down? , Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back , The Big Picture Rumble - Are we better off then 4 yrs ago? .......


Thom discusses the Chicago teacher strike with Labor Journalist Mike Elk and Human Rights Columnist Neil McCabe. Also discussed: whether this year's presidential election will be decided by our courts because of voter suppression laws and former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman joins Thom with less than 24 hours before he starts serving his 78-month prison sentence. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how the medical marijuana issue may be the deciding issue come November. The Big Picture Rumble - Is the GOP myth about tax cuts breaking down? P1 Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily.com & Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation & Sam Sacks, Progressive Writer & Commentator all join Thom Hartmann. Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back P1 Alan Uke, author, Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity, joins Thom Hartmann. Could "buying American" create new jobs across the country and help improve the state of the economy? Is "Buying America Back" a political issue - is it Democrat versus Republican. Or is it simply about looking out for America? The Big Picture Rumble - Are we better off then 4 yrs ago? P2 Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily.com & Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation & Sam Sacks, Progressive Writer & Commentator all join Thom Hartmann. Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back P2 Alan Uke, author, Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity, joins Thom Hartmann. Could "buying American" create new jobs across the country and help improve the state of the economy? Is "Buying America Back" a political issue - is it Democrat versus Republican. Or is it simply about looking out for America? How & Why Other Countries have Ended the 2-Party System So the conventions are in the books, and we're two months away from the election. We're two months away from Americans having an ultimate choice - vote for the Democrat or vote for the Republican. Actually...that's not really much of a choice at all. In fact - other Democracies around the world would laugh at us if we claimed that a vote between one of two major parties here was ACTUALLY a legitimate choice. The truth is - a two-party system isn't really that Democratic at all. And most of the other Democracies on the planet know that - that's why they've reformed their elections to prevent a two-party duopoly from taking over their representative governments. Did you know there are six political parties represented in the German Congress - the Bundestag - and even more parties represented in state parliaments around Germany - including the Pirate Party? Australia, too, has six parties represented in their parliament. In the Italian Parliament as well - there's six major parties represented - and more than two dozen smaller parties that are represented in some way as well. Brazil has 15 parties represented in Congress. Heck - Israel's Parliament has like 18 parties in it.

To serve & set up: Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy Austin


Infiltration, entrapment and dramatic revelations - the kind of plot you'd get in a gangster movie is apparently happening for real in the American state of Texas. Seven Occupy activists there are facing years in jail for attempting to block a port entrance last year. But it's now emerged that undercover cops were not only involved - but actually set it up - dusting their tracks as they went.

Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers)


Has capitalism lost its compass? How should capitalism be defined? How flawed is the system and could it still be revived? And is there any real alternative to capitalism? Peter Lavelle is discussing these issues with his distinguished panelists at the APEC 2012 summit hold in Vladivostok. Jim Rogers and Artyom Volynets are there to defend capitalism in its modern form, while Chandran Nair and Frank-Jurgen Richter are arguing that capitalism has indeed lost its compass. Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers) pt.1 Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers) pt.2

Pain of Austerity: Debt-choked Greece braces for more cuts


Getting a new vital cash injection from the EU for debt-choked Greece is far from a done deal. Leaders of the coalition government have failed to agree on stinging cuts worth roughly 12 billion euros - that the Prime Minister insists are crucial to avoid bankruptcy. But his allies in the government objected to across-the-board cuts on wages and pensions and also criticised plans to trim disability benefits. At the same time, Greece's foreign lenders, who are currently in the country to assess its progress on meeting the bailout terms, also rejected parts of the austerity measures, with talks set to continue. But the fiercest opposition the cuts have evoked come from the Greeks themselves - as Peter Oliver reports.

Интервью президента Мексики Фелипе Кальдерона


Действующий президент Мексики рассказал о причинах нарковойн в своей стране, отношениях внутри Латинской Америки, а также преимуществах и недостатках близости к США. Ответы на эти и многие другие вопросы — в эксклюзивном интервью, данном телеканалу RT во время саммита АТЭС во Владивостоке.

Греция с протянутой рукой


Международные организации не спешат предоставлять Греции столь необходимую финансовую поддержку. Европейскому центробанку и МВФ мало обещаний правительства сократить госрасходы, они также требуют уменьшения числа госслужащих. Греки считают, что возможностей для жестких финансовых мер у них в стране уже не осталось, рассказывает корреспондент RT Питер Оливер.

68% французов опасаются за свое будущее


Новому президенту Франции удалось в рекордные сроки потерять доверие со стороны населения. Сначала финансовые меры, противоречащие его предвыборным обещаниям, а потом и агрессивная внешняя политика погрузили страну в атмосферу пессимизма. Репортаж корреспондента RT Тесы Арсильи.

Таец вырастил шесть тигров на чердаке


Мужчина был арестован после того, как на чердаке его дома были найдены четыре тигра и два тигренка. Он противозаконно вырастил их в пригороде Бангкока. По сообщению полиции, его квартира использовалась как перевалочный пункт для торговли тиграми, которых продают ради шкуры, клыков и органов.

Assange - free prisoner in UK?


World's most famous whistleblower Julian Assange has been granted an asylum in Equador after spending several months in the country's embassy in London. Even though the Wikileaks founder can't make a safe trip to the airport as the British law enforcement officials threaten to arrest him as soon as he steps out of the embassy.The Spanish jurist Baltasar Garson explains why he thinks Assange is worth defending in an exclusive interview to RT's Sara Firth.

Congressmen are back - no problems solved


The congressmen are back in the office after vacation. So after a long break, they should come back ready to deal with all the biggest problems facing the US - like unemployment, too much spending etc. But as Liz Wahl reports, this might not be the case.

FBI launches total surveillance over Americans


The FBI's facial recognition project is in full swing - the system uses mug shots and matches them with faces in crowds along with social networking sites to create a new database of profiles. And now since it was tested in Michigan and given the green light for pilot runs in Florida and North Carolina where the major political conventions were, it is official. According to FBI, the program will help find criminals and terrorists and will be nationwide by 2014. Kade Crockford of the American Civil Liberties Union joins RT's Kristine Frazao to talk more about the pros and cons of the project.

Obama pretending to solve financial crisis?


A full criminal investigation into the role the big banks of Wall Street played in the economic collapse has been a promise made by US President Barack Obama that has yet to be fulfilled. In his State of the Union address earlier this year, Obama announced the creation of a mortgage fraud task force - a group that would hold accountable those responsible for the crisis. William Black, associate economics professor for the University of Missouri - Kansas, school of law, explains how aggressive this investigation has actually been.

This Bleeding City writer talks finding values in world of money


Now, British writer Alex Preston is in Moscow promoting his debut novel "This Bleeding City." It's a fictional love story set in London during the credit crunch. The book has already proved a hit back home - and is now available in Russian. Prime Time's Elmira Kuznetsova caught up with Preston to talk about his years in the City and what they taught him...

Itunes set for Russian launch


Some good news for Apple users now... the company is reportedly opening its i-Tunes store in Russia! That's according to Vedomosti newspaper, which cites industry sources. Market-watchers say the legal-downloads provider has plenty of reasons to want to come to Russia.

A walk around estate of Russia's famous poet Lermontov


One of Russia's most famous poets, Mikhail Lermontov lived hard and died young. By the time he passed away at the age of just 26, he'd already ensured himself a place among the all time greats of Russian literature. Svetlana Kurakina takes a look round one of his former stomping grounds - an estate near Moscow, to learn more about the talented, but ultimately doomed, young writer.

Fly high presidential-style cocktail with whisky & red wine


It seems that President Putin's recent taking-to-the-skies has inspired our mixologist into a flight of fantasy of his own. Luckily for us though he's taken his creative whims and crammed them all into one glass. To explain all, here's Bek Narzy with this week's Prime Cocktail.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mixing Oil and Water w/Lindsay Hall and Stephen Leeb!


Welcome to Capital Account. The jobs report released today reiterates a grim situation for millions of unemployed Americans. The jobs number was below expectations again: the economy added 96,000 jobs while analysts expected 130,000. The unemployment rate fell from 8.3% to 8.1%, however this drop is most likely due to a fall in the labor force participation rate. Meanwhile stock markets appear more than eager to grasp the hand of dovish central banks. Stocks rallied after the ECB announced its unlimited bond buying program yesterday. We talk about it. Also, China has reportedly approved plans for $158 billion in infrastructure spending. China's growth is slowing and analysts are concerned about slumping iron ore prices, a gauge of industrial production. We talk to commodities expert Steven Leeb, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Leeb Capital Management, about what effect this stimulus might have. We also discuss the effect that marginal cost increases have on commodities more broadly, and the important role that water scarcity plays in all of this. Plus, at the DNC Barack Obama spoke about a path where the US reduces its dependence on foreign oil and takes more control of its own energy future. Administration officials met with oil market experts yesterday as they consider the release of Strategic Petroleum Reserves. We talk to Lindsay Hall, Chief Market Strategist for the RMB Group (http://www.RMBGroup.com), about why she still anticipates higher prices for oil despite economic slowdowns in China and Europe and SPR injections. We also ask her about the Japanese Yen, and what she thinks, as a FOREX trader, about where the currency is headed in the near future.

Regaining your Economic and Financial Independence w/Kung Fu Finance Girl!


Welcome to Capital Account. Today, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a bond-purchase program in the euro zone with no set limit. But why should you, who may be thinking about your future and your retirement, care about Super Mario's latest policy response? Our guest Susan Fujii editor-in-chief of Kung Fu Finance and an SEC accredited investor says you can't afford to ignore the macroeconomic landscape if you are trying to protect yourself in this new economic environment. She joins us to explain why. Plus, Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren had some tough words for Wall Street CEOs in her DNC speech last night, saying that despite wrecking the economy Wall Street Bankers "still strut around Congress," demanding favors from lawmakers. But is it a little naive to think that the candidate you elect president or into any office for that matter will really change this situation? We think this is a bit naïve to say the least., and this is one example of the problem with political rhetoric when it comes to finance and the economy. If you believe the rhetoric and think everything will be fine, or believe that you can trust political institutions to take care of you, you may not do so well. Susan Fujii, investor and editor-in-chief of Kung Fu Finance makes the case for financial independence versus financial dependence to the government or your employer. To give you just one example of why this should be on your mind...the United States Treasury Department this week announced the US national debt has surpassed $16 trillion. But how exactly are we supposed to wrap our heads around this? Millions, billions, and even trillions are bandied about as though they were pocket change, but can we really conceptualize what those numbers amount to? And the questions are unanswered as to what happens when interest rates rise and the government has to pay more toward interest and less towards other things? What happens if the globe loses faith in the currency? It's these kinds of questions many of our viewers ponder quite regularly, especially when it comes to figuring out what kind of safety net exists for them during these very unstable economic times. And so, our guest has made it her mission to help individual investors figure out how to build their own safety net and save themselves. Susan Fujii, editor-in-chief at Kung Fu Finance, tells us how. The immediate actions she believes individuals can take include investing in physical gold, keeping some cash on hand (something to use to buy assets if they go on sale!), and using trailing stops to avoid any major losses on your investments.

GATA's Bill Murphy on the JP Morgan Silver Shortage and the next Bullion Bank Run!


Welcome to Capital Account. Gold futures slipped ahead of the ECB policy-setting meeting this week, or so the story goes. Do these macro trends drive gold prices as much as the headlines indicate? Our guest Bill Murphy, Chairman of GATA, doesn't think so and he has flown to our studio in Washington DC to make the case. Last month after a report surfaced that US regulators planned to drop the silver market manipulation probe, CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton described the report as premature and inaccurate. We haven't heard much since, but our guest Bill Murphy has an update on the bank at the center of silver manipulation claims, JP Morgan. JP Morgan has a major problem with their massive short position according to GATA. Bill believes that it won't be long before their role in the market manipulation scheme is exposed. Meanwhile, the silver market maybe the tightest it has ever been to secure physical supply in size, and delivery can take months. Bill Murphy, author of LeMetropoleCafe.com, forecasts the bank will have a problem with its short silver position in the near future. Could it explode this month? He says yes and explains why. Also, today's gold and silver markets are not the same your father's precious metals markets. The creation of Gold and Silver ETFs, as well as the growth of the precious metals derivatives market, has had a dramatic effect on prices. We talk to Bill Murphy about how growth in precious metals derivatives and ETFs has led to shifts in the metals market. He tells us why we should be concerned that HSBC and JP Morgan serve as custodians for the major gold ETF, the GLD, and the major silver ETF, the SLV, when they also have large short positions in gold and silver. Plus, are lap dances an art form worthy of tax exempt status? New York's highest court is scheduled to weigh the arguments for and against. Lauren and Demetri will give you their take on today's "Loose Change."

Bob English Shines the Light of Inflation upon the Shadow Banking System!


Welcome to Capital Account. Many have looked to Mario Draghi's leaked comments for hints about the upcoming European Central Bank' policy. His comments suggested the ECB could directly buy government bonds maturing in three years or less. Meanwhile, Moody's changed its EU outlook to negative on concerns about the core AAA countries that fund the EU. So with Europe back in the spotlight and its leaders are back from vacation, the team at Capital Account thought it would be a good time to start our engines after a two-week hiatus! Also, Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech brought up a debate between economists about whether the US's unemployment problems are structural or cyclical. Some of those who believe unemployment is cyclical argue inflation is low and the Federal Reserve should do more to help the jobs situation. We look at this assumption about inflation with Bob English, guest contributing editor at ZeroHedge. He takes a special stroll onto Washington's streets to ask ordinary people what, if anything, they know about shadow banking and the role it plays in the inflation vs. deflation debate! And lastly, as the Democratic National Convention gets underway, following the close Republican National Convention last week, the political establishment in Washington vies for support. At a time when distrust in political institutions has been eroded by malfeasance, corruption, and dysfunction, it seems students at Harvard are preparing for their entry to the ruling class by cheating in their intro to congress class. Lauren and Demetri will give you their take on today's "Loose Change."

2 Tornadoes Strike in NYC; No Injuries Reported


Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, one hitting a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger twister striking moments later about 10 miles away. No injuries were reported. (Sept. 8)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Imágenes del interior de un supermercado durante el terremoto de Costa Rica


Las imágenes captadas por una de las cámaras de seguridad de un supermercado muestran el momento del sismo que sacudió Costa Rica este miércoles y que provocó la muerte de dos personas. Aunque el terremoto de 7,6 grados de magnitud en la escala de Richter no causó daños importantes, hizo temblar violentamente a una gran cantidad de edificios, incluyendo el supermercado Cope, en la ciudad de Naranjo.

EE.UU. 'invadirá' Cuba con videojuegos desestabilizadores


Las autoridades estadounidenses invertirán más de 4 millones de dólares en programas destinados a influir en la conciencia política de los ciudadanos cubanos. Entre ellos destacan los videojuegos, que buscarán fomentar entre los jóvenes el pensamiento crítico hacia el gobierno isleño.

Keiser report en español. Episodio 338


En este episodio, Max y Stacy discuten acerca del incierto futuro de los bancos italianos, el purgatorio económico para los ciudadanos estadounidenses y sobre cómo los líderes democráticos suelen roban a los ricos para quedarse con todo lo que pueden. En la segunda mitad, Max habla con Bill Still acerca de su última película, La Isla de Jaco.

Baile sobre ruedas, una historia de arte y superación


Hallar vida en un movimiento. Una joven rusa demuestra que las limitaciones físicas no son limitaciones para alcanzar los sueños, incluso si se trata de bailar. Pese a haber sufrido un accidente que le privó de la capacidad de caminar, ella logró conquistar los grandes escenarios.

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