DEBTOR NATION

VIDEOS

Wolf Richter On The Keiser Report
"Debtonomics and the NSA"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where Is The Fear"

Wolf Richter on Max Keiser's "On The Edge" 
"The Pauperization of America"

Wolf Richter on the Keiser Report
"Where the Money Goes to Die"

Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis
Two favorite Australian Comedians

Clarke and Dawe: Quantitative Easing
Big industrial-strength printers, all facing the window

The Fastest Drive Ever Through San Francisco
Don't try to do this yourself
 

humanERROR - by "Frying Dutchman"
Powerful, lyrical appeal to the Japanese. Slams nuke industry, MSM, bureaucrats, and politicians.

Entries in Latin America (50)

Saturday
Apr192014

Seed Wars: Latin America Strikes Back Against Monsanto

By Don Quijones: With more back channels and revolving doors to governments around the world, Monsanto is used to getting its way. But now it faces an outright rebellion.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Mar312014

Broke Argentina Socks It To Warrant Holders, Saves $3 Billion

By Bianca Fernet: “Head in hands” photos or “plunging value” graphs that are traditionally displayed when markets fall were selected to accompany news that Argentine warrants tied to GDP crashed when the government revised 2013 GDP growth down to 3%.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Mar062014

Tearing Venezuelan Society Apart: A Personal Account

By Mariana Belisario-Blaksley, The Bubble: Government policies have destroyed the economy, sovereignty, and security of our once rich nation. They led to preposterous exchange controls, persecution, expropriation in the private sector, and impunity regarding corruption. Reading the media has turned into masochism....

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Mar042014

Mexican Protest Website Shut Down by GoDaddy – with the US Embassy's Help

By Danny O'Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation: The Mexican website 1dmx.org, set up in the wake of the protests against the inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, included a campaign against proposed laws to criminalize protest – until it was taken down by GoDaddy, a US company, at the request of the US Embassy.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Feb252014

Walmart International: Lousy Economies 'Everywhere We Operate'

With over 6,400 stores in 26 countries outside the US, Walmart International has smacked into the same problems Walmart has encountered in the US: it’s tough out there.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Feb232014

Corporate Colonialism: Winners and Losers of Global 'Free' Trade

By Don Quijones: The new trade agreements have little to do with promoting free trade. They’re about extending the power and control of the world’s largest corporations.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Feb202014

Venezuela's Internet Crackdown Escalates into Regional Blackout

By Danny O'Brien: Venezuela is caught up in widespread protests against the Maduro administration, which responded by cracking down on the social media. As unrest escalated, censorship widened, hitting TV stations and now Internet service providers. The heat is on.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Feb092014

Spain Exports Its Construction Model, With Predictably Dire Consequences

By Don Quijones: When a consortium, led by the Spanish company Sacyr, bid to expand the Panama Canal for $2 billion under budget, it was an offer Panama couldn’t refuse. What the government didn’t know at the time was how Spanish construction firms operate.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Feb072014

Argentina’s Tempestuous Tango At The Edge Of The Abyss

By Maria Camila Morales, Translated by Don Quijones: For a while it seemed the government’s unique mathematics had miraculously enabled Argentina to overcome insurmountable economic challenges. Now reality caught up with it.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Feb062014

Paul Krugman Flip-Flops And Finally Agrees with Stilettos-On-The-Ground Economist Bianca Fernet on Argentina

By Bianca Fernet, Argentina: Paul Krugman, undisputed celebrity of the scintillating world of economics, shocked with an article accusing Argentina of “macroeconomic populism” – for following the very policies he’d advocated for years, now that there's an economic meltdown.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Feb042014

Giant Sucking Sound? Emerging-Markets Fiasco To Topple European Banks

It’s not like Europe is out of the woods, after years of recession, lurching from bank bailout to country bailout, and sweeping remaining fetid matters under the rug. But its banks are now sinking deeper into an even greater morass: the emerging-markets fiasco.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Jan262014

Argentina's Drunken Devaluation Just A Hiccup Before Throwing Up, Passing Out, Waking Up On Floor To Face Reality

By Bianca Fernet, Argentina: Historically speaking, Argentina is really only unquestionably the best at one thing: creating and then surviving economic crises.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Jan192014

Already Toast? Mexico’s Energy Reform Buzz vs. Oil Theft, Corruption, And Organized Crime

Executive Report with Southern Pulse: A pipeline explosion in Tezoyuca, Mexico, injured seven and forced the evacuation of 800 families. It was caused by a tap to steal liquefied petroleum gas. Mayor Arturo Ahumada Cruz affirmed that the pipeline is perpetually tapped.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Jan172014

The Suddenly Invisible And Silent President Of Argentina

By Adrian Bono, Argentina, The Bubble: The last time President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was seen in public was December 10th – dancing at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy, while a wave of looting tore through many provinces that left ten people dead and frayed the very fabric of society.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Jan082014

Brazil’s Energy Sector Struggles With Its “Oil Revolution”

By Rory Johnston, OilPrice.com: Brazil has been touted as Latin America’s oil powerhouse, projected to account for one-third of global supply growth by 2035. But poor policies and bad luck are throwing cold water on these projections.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Dec132013

Budget Deal Opens up Parts of Gulf of Mexico for Drilling

By Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com: Hidden in the budget deal hammered out by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray are provisions that will have a big impact on North American energy security.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Dec052013

What the Hell Just Happened in Córdoba?

By Adrian Bono, The Bubble, Argentina: In the last 24 hours, the province of Córdoba spiraled out of control, the very fabric of society torn apart. A sudden absence of law and order sent people into a looting frenzy. Residents and store owners boarded up windows, grabbed shotguns, and climbed to their roofs, waiting for the encounter with the enemy.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Dec042013

Currency Controls: Argentina Cracks Down on Foreign Travel

By Bianca Fernet, Argentina, The Bubble: In 2012, Argentina introduced a 15% tax on credit card purchases made in foreign currency. Which turned into 20%. And now, after promising not to raise it again, the government raised it to 35% and closed the last legal window to acquire dollars at the official rate.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Nov202013

Argentine Stocks React to President Kirchner’s Latest Handiwork

By Bianca Fernet, Argentina, The Bubble: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner returned to her post this week, shuffling her cabinet and shaking up financial markets. Balding men marked the occasion by holding their heads in their hands in front of computer screens.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Nov202013

Mexico: the Final Piece in North America’s Energy Renaissance

By Rory Johnston, OilPrice.com: While American and Canadian crude production has jumped over 30% in the last decade, Mexican production has fallen by over a quarter. Now the Mexican government might finally act.

Click to read more ...