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China, the most populous country with an economy second only to the U.S, is indeed shifting gears. Economic growth has slowed significantly and increasing instability in the financial markets (the recent volatility in the stock market is an example) hints at structural problems that may have more profound

Venezuela Vote Provides a Democratic Sheen, But Country’s Crises Persist

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