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The party of the word of Mercedes Barcha.

One of the delights of the Language Congress held in Cartagena de Indias in 2007 were the invitations from Mercedes Barcha and Gabriel García Márquez to drink and talk in their house facing the sea, on the city wall. I collected three stories told by Mercedes there.

Published by Nexos at August 16, 2020 5:06 pm.

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Alarm Bells Ring over Refinance Mortgage Boom: Why Refis Are so Risky.

Mortgage lobby throws hissy-fit over Fannie Mae’s & Freddie Mac’s new 0.5% “Adverse Market Refinance Fee,” which was a "result of risk management and loss forecasting precipitated by COVID-19 related economic and market uncertainty.”

Published by Wolf Street at August 16, 2020 10:16 am.

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Weekly Covid-19 News Round-Up 8.16.20.

My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads: How to Stay Safe: • How Face Masks Work and Which Types Offer the Best Covid-19 Protection (Wall Street Journal) • America’s window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing (Stat) • Fighting Anti-Vaccine Pseudoscience, One Viral Video at a Time (Businessweek)…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 16, 2020 9:00 am.

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10 Sunday Reads.

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • The Trump Pandemic: Over 5 million infections; more than 200,000 dead. A blow-by-blow account of how the president mishandled the pandemic and killed thousands of Americans as a result. (Slate) • Cities Weigh Cutting Police Budgets and Discover How Hard That Is:…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 16, 2020 5:45 am.

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How to Vote SAFELY in Person.

Voter suppression, election sabotage in Wisconsin Source: Thomas Kennedy @tomaskenn Some important things: • November 3rd, 2020 will be a very important election. • A concerted effort is underway to suppress votes, especially absentee mail in ballots, in swing states and urban centers. • You can thwart this attempt with some smarts and…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 16, 2020 5:00 am.

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