The leaders of the world's unions are demanding that national leaders put jobs first as the way to get the globe out of its continuing deep recession.
Tuesday, for the second time in seven days, more than 3.5 million people turned out in militant demonstrations across France.
Just three days before thousands will converge on Washington DC demanding jobs and justice on Oct. 2nd, over a 100,000 angry trade unionist from across Europe marched in Brussels, Belgium.
Argentina's massive default on international debt repayments in 2002 has cut off foreign loan possibilities. The Fernandez government seeks once more to be able to borrow in order to fund social programs.
September 16, 2010 is the 200th anniversary of Mexico's declaration of independence. But so far, any inclination to celebrate is being overshadowed by vast economic and social problems.