Archive for January, 2015

Why oil prices keep falling — and throwing the world into turmoil


http://www.vox.com/2014/12/16/7401705/oil-prices-falling
The plummeting price of oil is still the biggest energy story in the world right now. Saudi Arabia didn’t want to give up market share, and it hoped that lower prices would help throttle the US oil boom. The oil price crash is now upending the global economy, with ramifications for every country in the world.

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Most immigrants caught at the Mexican border aren’t Mexican


http://www.vox.com/2014/12/31/7474271/most-immigrants-caught-at-the-mexican-border-arent-mexican
From October 2013 to September 2014, for the first time on record, fewer than half of the immigrants apprehended at the US/Mexico border were actually from Mexico. The proximate cause for this is the Central American child and family migrant crisis of spring and summer 2014.