Mexico’s armed forces are tasked with all sorts of law-enforcement missions that elsewhere would be handled by police or gendarmerie forces. As a result, they are incredibly under-resourced, as Iñigo Guevara recounts here. It is an excellent article; if you have any interest in Mexican issues, you should read it.
I need to point this out? This survey purports to show that Democrats are not a whole lot more tolerant than Trump supporters regarding the political rights of groups they dislike. Except, well, the measure really showed that Rubio supporters were as willing to deprive Ku Klux Klan members of political rights as Trump supporters were of “Islamic fundamentalists.” Meanwhile the Democrats, Cruz people, and Kasichistas were even more tolerant of Ku Klux Klan members than the Rubio people.
The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is a project that will connect Azeri natural gas with Italian markets. The gas from the Shah Deniz field will pass through the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (a different project) and then connect into the Trans-Adriatic at Kipoi, on the Greco-Turkish border. The pipeline will then go through Greece and Albania before plunging under the sea to end in Brindisi, Italy.
Last week I was in Boston. There I met the man who would be the foreign minister of Kurdistan, if Kurdistan had a foreign ministry. I asked him about the ongoing battle between Kurdistan and the central government over the region’s oil sales.
We're wired to return the favor. When someone opens a door for us, our instinct is to hold the next door for them.
This generous response has led some marketers to aggressively take advantage. They do a favor for someone and then reap the benefits when the favor is returned. All under the guise of, "I'm helping other people."