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El lunes, el seis de julio    at 23:59

Tufts Magazine
There’s never been an America, but rather several Americas—each a distinct nation. 
There are eleven nations today.    at 11:31

David Stockman's Contra Corner
The Black Swan Circling Puerto Rico——Its Bond Insurers Are Stuffed With Toxic Derivatives
I believe it is highly probable that the crashing stocks of MBIA, AMBAC and AGO are the alarm bells of a black swan landing. And, of course, no one has been talking about them until today. Although these firms are somewhat obscure and small compared to the size of the majority of financial companies, they are highly leveraged with massive off-balance-sheet liabilities for which they have zero hope of covering in the event of even relatively small bond defaults. In other words, these firms are the ones most likely to set off the next financial collapse triggered by their counterparty defaults.    at 16:30

David Stockman's Contra Corner
Swindle Alert: How To Spot The Fed’s Impending Bailout Of Europe
If you want to get a sense of the Fed’s involvement in Europe, watch the swap lines. Swap line data is published every Thursday afternoon on the Fed’s balance sheet, the H.4.1 release. While swaps have been relatively non-existent this year, there was a small blip back in April, likely Greek-related, and more importantly, another blip this week. While the amount, $114 million, is a drop in the bucket compared to what it has been in the past, this number needs to be watched.    at 11:40