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Social and Economic Woes Weigh Heavily on Algeria’s Future

Khelaf Benhadda Equal Times
“Algerians cannot and will not put up with being humiliated any longer. They want to live in a democratic Algeria with social justice. The national wealth must be fairly distributed. Clientelism and corruption must be forever banished,”

Trump’s Undeclared State of Emergency

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
Trump is counting on his base to endorse his increasingly open law-breaking. It may not end well. His public appeal to China last week to help uncover dirt on the Biden family was both a brazen flouting of the law and an astute political tactic.

Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló Resigns After Mass Protests

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation after days of mass street protests in the US territory, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets of San Juan and other cities.
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