Wednesday, July 23, 2014

‘The Interior Circuit,’ by Francisco Goldman - NYTimes.com

‘The Interior Circuit,’ by Francisco Goldman - NYTimes.com:



 "On the back cover of Francisco Goldman’s new book about Mexico City, two blurbs describe it as funny. Now Mexicans can be very funny, but there is nothing funny about “The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle.” How could there be? Dwelling as it does on booze, drugs, corruption, violence and murder, it offers a decidedly bleak picture of one of the world’s largest metropolises."



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In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice - NYTimes.com

In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice - NYTimes.com:



"RAQQA, Syria — When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: to remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike or flee like hundreds of thousands of others to a refugee camp in Turkey."



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‘Two Countries, No Home’ - NYTimes.com

‘Two Countries, No Home’ - NYTimes.com:



 "Earlier this year, I met a group of young people in Mexico City who call themselves “the other Dreamers,” undocumented young people taken to the United States as children who returned to their birth countries. Some had been deported, while others had voluntarily returned to Mexico and were working or making their way through college. Many told me of their struggles to adapt to what, for them, was largely a foreign culture. They had left behind friends, family and important parts of their identity in the United States, which for many of them was the only home they had ever really known."



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Kerry Arrives in Israel in Effort to Broker a Gaza Cease-Fire - NYTimes.com

Kerry Arrives in Israel in Effort to Broker a Gaza Cease-Fire - NYTimes.com:



"JERUSALEM — Secretary of State John Kerry began a round of intensive meetings here on Wednesday as he sought to forge a cease-fire to stop the bitter fighting in the Gaza Strip."



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Senate Inquiry Faults Hedge Funds' Tax Strategy - NYTimes.com

Senate Inquiry Faults Hedge Funds' Tax Strategy - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation has found that hedge funds — including James H. Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors — have claimed billions of dollars in tax savings through complex financial structures."



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More Eyes on the Skies - NYTimes.com

More Eyes on the Skies - NYTimes.com:



"The future, it is often said, belongs to those who plan for it. And astronomers have been busy working the proverbial smoke-filled rooms (or whatever passes for them today) where the destiny of big science is often shaped and crisscrossing one another in airports on fund-raising trips. Now they are about to have something to show for it."



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants - NYTimes.com

Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants - NYTimes.com:



"SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The wave of Central American child migrants heading to the United States in recent months, feeding a humanitarian crisis there, is showing some signs of abating."



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