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Bolivia's Economy Under Evo in 10 Graphs | The Americas Blog

Poverty Reduced by 25 Percent, Extreme Poverty Reduced by 43 Percent: Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, but poverty has been on a downward trend in recent years after stagnating at a very high level for almost a decade.”

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Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned last month that even a partial European boycott would cost the country some $5.7 billion in exports annually, and almost 10,000 jobs. ‘The Israeli economy will retreat, every Israeli citizen will be hit directly in his pocket, the cost of living will rise, budgets for education, health, welfare and security will be cut, and many international markets will be closed to us,’ he said.

Similarly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said if current peace talks fail (and they almost certainly will), Israel will likely face an international boycott ‘on steroids.’ Predictably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ignoring internal and external warnings. In so doing, he is supplying and injecting the steroids.

Israel’s traditionally fearsome PR machine is proving increasingly impotent as the country grows more isolated. Justifying the unjustifiable is looking more and more ridiculous and abhorrent to more and more people, companies, institutions and governments.

Given Israel’s vast military superiority, and the diplomatic immunity the United States provides at the U.N. Security Council, BDS is hitting where it hurts: the economy, whose ‘vulnerability is now greater than the threat of war,’ Israeli President Shimon Peres said last month.

‘Today, the economy is managed by multinationals… Today, you don’t need a boycott from above, a boycott by countries; it’s enough for a certain company to turn up its nose,’ Peres added. They are doing just that, often beyond the reach of governments that would rather avoid the issue.

South Africa ‘didn’t realize until well after the fact the severity of the sanctions against it,’ said Lapid. Time will tell whether Israel will do the same. Two things are certain: the price of its occupation, colonization and repression is rising fast; and the scenario predicted by the finance minister can be avoided by granting the Palestinians their inalienable rights.
BDS: a battle Israel cannot win (Al Arabiya News via bdsmovement.net, Feb. 10 2014)

December 08 2013

The Greek parliament has passed the government’s budget for 2014, which for the first time in six years forecasts GDP growth of 0.6 percent. The document includes further spending cuts of 3.1 billion euros over the next year. The coalition government which controls a majority in the parliament has pushed the budget forward without waiting for approval from the troika group, although the document is consistent with international creditors’ demands. The opposition has sharply criticized the budget, calling it a ‘new act of the tragedy of the Greek people’ and that the debts will be paid by the future generations until at least 2057.
Greek lawmakers approve 2014 budget with minor growth and further cuts (RT News, Dec. 8 2013)

October 22 2013



from IRIB Japanese Radio (2013年10月21日):


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