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Operation Carwash: Lula’s Presidential Hopes Dealt a New Blow

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, cc Flickr Mídia NINJA, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Brazil’s Operation Carwash has caught some big fish so far, but none so big as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who saw his corruption conviction upheld earlier this week.

Turkish Offensive against the Kurdish Enclave of Afrin

The United States Marine Corps provide fire support to the SDF during the Battle of Raqqa., public domain, USMC

Turkish forces have launched an operation against the Kurdish-majority enclave of Afrin, marking a new chapter in the Syrian civil war.

IMF Warns on China’s Financial System (Again)

Pudong, cc Flickr Eugene Lim, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The International Monetary Fund is still worried about debt levels in China’s financial system.

Russian Debt Restructuring Keeps Venezuelan Government Afloat

MaduroPutin, cc Kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/18446

Moscow has thrown Venezuela a financial lifeline, but is it merely delaying the inevitable default?

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