Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.
On July 29, Sto Kokkino, the radio station politically close to SYRIZA, broadcast a long interview with Greece's Prime Minister.
Puerto Rico is unable to pay back its $72 billion dollar deficit and announced that the island's economy is on the verge of collapse.
All the workers of the world, I hope, hear the Greek voice, as in ages past they did. Solidarity. Its time is now.
The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight.
The banks declarations have been painfully exposed as lies, as Greece's economy has shrunk nearly one-third since it began following austerity policies.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.
Nigeria is in the news again because of vicious attacks by the extremist jihadi group Boko Haram in the country's Northeastern state of Borno.
Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.
The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.