Friday’s Reading List
By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
Is Mexican President Peña Nieto’s drug war strictly catch and release? And is this any worse than the alternative?
Last weekend, before President Obama’s Tuesday call for a delay on striking Syria, the LA Times reported that the planned airstrikes had grown into a three-day campaign that would see many cruise missiles fired at regime targets.
Artur Mas, president of Catalonia, has an op-ed in the NYT in support of a referendum on independence for the Spanish autonomous community. In honor of Catalan national day, on September 11 Catalonians in favor of independence formed a 250 mile, 1.6 million person-strong human chain. Along with Scotland’s 2014-scheduled independence vote, the Catalan independence movement could have enormous consequences for other restive regions in the EU.
Cuba’s Soviet-funded, and unfinished, nuclear power plant.