“Every human being, every citizen has the right to request asylum under the declaration of human rights, under inter-American legislation, under our constitution or our law on foreigners. Snowden has the right to request asylum and it’s our country’s sovereign right to grant asylum or not. When the time comes we will decide.”
~ Ecuadorian President Rafael Corea
rebuffs threats from Washington
and Snowden’s pleas for asylum
Just 2 years after gaining independence, South Sudan depends largely on oil exports for sustenance. With reserves running low, it needs to diversify its economy.
Is DC the next New York City? We’ll know when Jimmy McMillan (pictured above) moves his Rent is Too Damn High Party to Capitol Hill.
The DCist, NPR station WAMU report that the District has had the largest average increases for one- and two-bedroom apartments in the nation since 2009. These rent hikes come at a time when many residential areas are dropping their rent controls, sending formerly affordable housing through the roof.