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Tom Winter

Contributing editor and volunteer translator Tom Winter, retired Classics professor, monitors the news in 6 languages, and sometimes cannot help writing satire, since that’s what today’s news mostly deserves

The IMF, Ukraine, trinkets, and a mess of pottage

Ukraine sells its sovereignty for handouts, as the Indians sold their land for glass and beads. The country has become a drug addict who takes the last things out of the house for the sake of the next dose. That’s how Ukraine agrees to give the last for the sake of a loan from the International Monetary Fund,

Granma’s view of the Iran-Venezuela crisis: Iranian ships attend the funeral wake for James Monroe

US Admiral Craig Faller on Monday accused China, Russia and Iran of trying to “rewrite the world order,” and warned that his country’s warships are active and vigilant in the Caribbean, ahead of the upcoming arrival of the Persian nation’s oil tankers. The plot of the brave Iranian gesture of solidarity with Venezuela in unfolding in a scenario full of tensions and risk.