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Hey folks, how are you this Friday? Thankfully the weekend is here, right?

International Politics

Overall

– As a result of new nuclear power plants to be constructed in Turkey, Russia’s relationship with Turkey will be strengthened; Yemen is another country Russia would like to improve ties with

– A former president of OPEC said the organization was “powerless” to stop the drop in prices and needed to have a meeting with other countries to talk about production;

Middle East

– An official from the United Nations warned Aleppo, the second largest city in Syria, risks slipping into chaos again if there is no truce

– Another U.N. official called for Israel to investigate injuries and deaths of Palestinians due to recent events in the country; Why call for the murderer to investigate their crime?

Africa

– Egypt is working in Libya to ensure the country becomes stable again although it is difficult to say what their role is

Europe 

– Meanwhile, the European Union barred all Libyan airlines from entering into EU air space

Latin America, Caribbean and Canada

– An informative article on Uruguay, a country challenging large corporations like Phillip Morris and being told by bankers to switch to neoliberalism.

– The U.S. is likely to impose sanctions on Venezuela in response to their reaction to the protests over the summer

– In Mexico, another official was found to purchase a home from a firm that later received government support for a project; The government becoming more illegitimate in the eyes of the citizens there

– Petrobras, the state-run energy company in Brazil, was warned in 2009 its kickback scheme would be considered corrupt

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.