Portuguese labor unions brought the country to a standstill today by staging a general strike. Workers were protesting the latest austerity measures proposed by the government to meet the conditions for another EU bailout. Coincidentally, the Fitch ratings agency downgraded Portugal’s debt today, due to the country’s less-than-optimal economic outlook.
In other news, a new report says that the increase in the minority population in the United States — up by 2% since the 2008 election — may guarantee the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama. The overwhelming majority of minority-Americans prefer Mr. Obama over any Republican, according to the latest polls.
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