According to Venezuelan geopolitical expert Luis Quintana, China has come up with a successful formula that has also been applied with positive results in Latin America -- a state that plays an active role in the economy and in promoting social rights, and a private sector that takes active part in the process of national development. … [Read more...] about Xinhua Headlines: LatAm expects stable, prosperous new year after turbulent 2019
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There are reasons to believe she might be Senate material. As minority leader in the Georgia statehouse, Abrams compromised with her partisan foes — as when she cut a deal to preserve Georgia’s beloved Hope scholarship, which gives large college discounts to kids with high GPAs, albeit with drastic reductions. It was controversial among Democrats but offers evidence that she can make her way within a fractious governing body. Still, Legislator Abrams did not always enjoy a reputation for playing well with others. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called her management style “aloof and uncommunicative,” and she doesn’t seem to have abandoned her tendency to help the other children by telling them the answers. Last year, Time’s Molly Ball reported on how, soon after getting to the Georgia house, Abrams passed “a helpful note, and then another, and another,” to a Republican lawmaker struggling to explain his own regulatory measure, until … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams for ….
Meanwhile Democrats are hoping the whole spectacle divides and discourages Republicans and appalls swing voters. A recent poll from SUSA shows both Kemp and Cagle virtually tied with Abrams. That’s about as good a starting point for the general election as Democrats could have hoped for, particular given the weaknesses the primary and runoff have exposed in both GOP candidacies. If Kemp does win the nomination, he has a particular history with Abrams over her efforts to register previously untapped reservoirs of minority voters, and his supervision as Georgia’s chief election official of aggressive voter purge initiatives that push the limits of federal and state laws and take advantage of weak Voting Rights Act enforcement by the courts and the Trump administration. … [Read more...] about Who Will Win Georgia’s Insane GOP Gubernatorial Runoff?