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SUNS # 8696 Thursday 7 June 2018

Rights : US response to poverty is to imprison the poor, says UN expert (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States' response to poverty in th e twenty-first century is to punish and imprison the poor, a United Nations h uman rights expert has said.

Finance : Renewed crises in emerging economies, IMF - muddling through again ? (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
It is now more than a decade and a hal f since the last severe currency crisis in a major emerging economy - that wa s in Argentina in 2001-2002 following a series of crises in Russia, Turkey and B razil.

Opinion : US administration wants to control immigration by slashing aid (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
The US is going to use aid t o shape migration. That's at least how the president's remarks seem to have l aid it out on Wednesday [23 May], when he announced his White House is "working on a plan to deduct a lot of aid" from countries whose nationals arrive at the US border.

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