Sunday, July 26, 2020


News Links, July 27, 2020

## Airline death spiral ##
Passengers fight at San Juan Airport after being forced to return to gate
Spirit Airlines canceled a Philadelphia-bound flight after a dispute broke out on the plane and spilled over into a brawl inside the terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Pompeo Lays Out New US Cold War Against China

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Anger at Kremlin Grows in Latest Massive Russian Far East Protest

## Energy/resources ##

## Solutions ##
We Are On Our Own In The Post-Covid World
It's time to be our own heroes, because those in charge sure won't be

## Environment/health ##
CDC: 'Rapidly growing' Salmonella outbreak has hit nearly 2 dozen states, source unknown
Vietnam suspends wildlife trade as pandemic prods action
Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead or alive" and vowed to "eliminate" illegal markets across the country.
Weatherwatch: Melting Arctic ice triggers winter storms, study finds
Meltwater from Greenland creates freshwater pond at the ocean surface that whips ups storms in northern Europe
Fires triple in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands in 2020
The number of forest fires in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetlands, has nearly tripled in 2020 compared to the same period last year, according to satellite data released Thursday.
Coca-Cola Confronted by Big Problem in its Second Largest Market. For Once, Political Connections Failed. Oct 1 is the Date
Per-person consumption of soft drinks in Mexico is the highest in the world. But due to link of obesity to Covid deaths, sugary drinks now face their nemesis.
• Coronavirus

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
USA vs Huawei 'Princess': new phase in high-stakes court case

## Japan ##
Anti-Olympic protest held in Tokyo
China bids to win back the Philippines
Beijing renews Manila charm offensive after ties founder on South China Sea disputes
It will be the most ambitious and extensive fishing ban ever seen, as Beijing tries to revive the ecosystem of one of the world's most famous and important rivers.
London Is The Third Most-Surveilled City In The World

## US ##
Essential—and Expendable—Mexican Labor
On both sides of the border, Mexican workers are now essential—to U.S. corporations.
Fauci: I would not get on a plane or eat inside a restaurant
'I certainly don't think we're near the end of this,' says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the veteran epidemiologist
Brick & Mortar Retailers, Malls, Mall-REITs, and their Debts: The Whole Schmear is Coming Apart
There's Just No Good Way Out. The only thing that is surprising is how long these retailers and malls, which have been spiraling down for years, were able to hold on.
Millennials Continue to be Punished by the Great Recession and now the Great Pandemic.

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