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US being engulfed in a political soap opera

Economic nationalist Donald Trump and self-proclaimed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are spearheading the revolt against globalisation on opposite sides of the spectrum

Central American migrants cross the International Bridge II in Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, on the border with the US. Mr Trump has said that he will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall on the US-Mexico border.

THERE is this country that's a net oil exporter, where according to reports, the security services were considering staging a coup against its president whom they suspected of having ties with a foreign power and who has just declared a national emergency. And then there is the threat of...