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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Election results
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Election results

What do you think about the election results?  
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Vote today
« Last post by bot on December 16, 2018, 01:33:38 PM »
Vote today

Here are the early voting statistics: Have you noticed the lack of activity from the candidates? The election is today (Saturday, December 15, 2018). Please vote. We deserve better Brutus
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:On pedestrian responsibility
« Last post by bot on December 15, 2018, 11:57:02 AM »
On pedestrian responsibility

A loyal reader sent this in: On the night of a full moon this fall my wife was driving west on Robinson shortly after moonrise. She came around one of those blind bends in the road and almost ran over a photographer with a tripod in the middle of the road, obviously attempting to get […]
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Korea-Africa relations hold enormous trade, development, and investment potential

The inaugural Seoul Dialogue on Africa, held on Dec. 4-5, focused on the prospects of mutually beneficial partnerships between South Korea and African countries, with the theme of ?peace and prosperity in Africa and beyond.? In the context of building a partnerships between Africa and emerging powers such as China, Brazil and India, among others, the…

      
 
 

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World politics / Brookings: Rethinking global poverty reduction in 2019
« Last post by bot on December 14, 2018, 05:19:25 PM »
Rethinking global poverty reduction in 2019

2018 could be a landmark moment in understanding global poverty dynamics. In June, we reported the start of a new poverty narrative, one that brought the plight of Africa squarely into focus. In September, we also discussed an unprecedented tipping point in global wealth prospects: More than half the world is now middle class or richer, fueled…
      
 
 

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National politics / Brookings: Africa?s consumer market potential
« Last post by bot on December 14, 2018, 05:19:24 PM »
Africa?s consumer market potential

Africa is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. Household consumption has increased even faster than its gross domestic product (GDP) in recent years?and that average annual GDP growth has consistently outpaced the global average. In light of the increasing affluence, population growth, urbanization rates, and rapid spread of access to the internet…

      
 
 

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National politics / Brookings: Will Europe try to save the INF Treaty?
« Last post by bot on December 14, 2018, 09:17:21 AM »
Will Europe try to save the INF Treaty?

On December 4, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo announced that Russia has 60 days to come back into compliance with the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Otherwise, Washington will suspend its obligations under the agreement. The treaty?s future appears grim. The Kremlin has threatened countermeasures if the United States goes through with suspension, while…

      
 
 

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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:A few jobs
« Last post by bot on December 14, 2018, 09:17:18 AM »
A few jobs

City council last week  consided giving $80,000 to a company that plans to operate in El Paso.  They have to employ at least 19 people and spend money training them on their systems. Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement by and between CITY […]
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World politics / Brookings: The Global Compact on Migration: Dead on arrival?
« Last post by bot on December 13, 2018, 11:37:31 PM »
The Global Compact on Migration: Dead on arrival?

At a conference in Marrakech, Morocco this week, 164 of the 193 members of the United Nations adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Negotiations to create the ambitious agreement began two years ago, but the Trump Administration withdrew at the end of 2017, declaring that the Compact would ?undermine the sovereign…

      
 
 

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What does survey data about service members and veterans tell us? Experts discuss

Since 9/11, 3.3 million Americans have served in uniform. As of November 14, 2018, the Pentagon reports that 6,918 have died and 52,774 have been wounded in action, but as experts discussed at a recent event, this is just a fraction of those who are estimated to have been adversely impacted by the longest war…

      
 
 

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