FX – Around the world

Latin America first…

Ecuador: Because you should have something on as many countries as possible in your Extemp files.

Pallares – Ecuador’s Political Eruption

Guatemala: WP and NYT with the latest development in their corruption scandal.

Guatemalan Congress clears way for arrest of president in corruption case

President Otto Pérez Molina Is Stripped of Immunity in Guatemala

Mexico: The Porter article I posted on immigration (today, NX) argued that push factors in Mexico are decreasing; would this article impact that conclusion?

Pessimism Pervades Mexico as Economic Promises Fall Short

Middle East next…

West Bank: The times they are a changin’ – and what that might look like.

In West Bank, Speculation Abounds Over Mahmoud Abbas’s Plans

Iran: At the end of the first article, notice the original headline that appeared in the print copy. What does it say about military-industrial complexes and institutional mindsets when the generals of both countries prefer the status quo to the pending deal?

US Remains the ‘Great Satan,’ Hard-Liners in Iran Say

A good potential FX question.

Burns – What Should Obama Do Next on Iran

Saudi Arabia: Friedman argues that the extremism we face in the region doesn’t have its roots in Iran, but in Saudi Arabia. (Iran is Shiite – ISIS, AlQaeda, and Nusra [Syria] are Sunni.) Should that change our relationship with them?

Friedman – Our Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

Asia next…

India and Pakistan: As intractable as the Middle East?

Hanif – India and Pakistan’s Dialogue of the Deaf

Malaysia: Their scandal goes international. (Putin is reported to be worth $40 billion; by those standards $700 million is chump change. To me, though, that’s a lot of money to divert.)

Switzerland Investigates Fund Executives in Malaysian Corruption Case

China: More analysis of the economic issues there. Does the Chinese government have any more of an idea about how to handle their economy than Putin does about how to handle his?

The real reason to worry about China isn’t what you might think

And we end in Europe.

Greece: A good summary article on where things stand now.

A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat

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