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Worldcrunch Magazine #47 — Dark Summer

August 28 - September 3, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #47 — Dark Summer

Here's the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from top international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


This week's cover story, by Esther Cabezas, for Spanish online newspaper El Diario, looks into what the living conditions are like for Ibiza's seasonal workers. Cabezas interviews three people, Victoria, Mohammed and Wilson, all who have endured various types of hardship and harsh living conditions while working in Ibiza during the Summer.

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Table of Contents

Prigozhin’s Death, A Perfect Consolidation Of Power For Putin | Les Echos By Benjamin Quénelle

How The Moscow Drone Attacks Are Targeting Putin’s Inner Circle | Worldcrunch By Cameron Manley

How The Greek Shipping Industry Is Cashing In On Putin’s War | Welt By Carolina Drüten

Why China’s Faltering Economy Is Such Bad News For The Global South | Clarín By Marcelo Cantelmi

Inside The Harsh Living Conditions Of Ibiza’s Seasonal Workers | El Diario By Esther Cabezas

Why Summer Should Always Remind Us Of The Ozone | Ethic By Mariana Toro Nader

The Rubiales Kiss & 11 Other Cases Of Football’s Machismo Problem | La Marea By Óscar F. Civieta

Interracial Relationships: Love & Affection — Privilege & Prejudice | Azmina By Jade Santana and Ayme Brito

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What The China-Morocco Alliance Says About Our Geopolitical Future

As the world's technologies change, so do the countries with not only advantages in production, but also geography and diplomacy. China knows this, and sees that investing in Moroccan resources is a particularly smart bet in the long run.

Photo of workers at a factory in Sale, Morocco. In the foreground, boxes with the Moroccan flag on them.

Workers at a factory in Sale, Morocco

Pierre Haski


PARIS — Amid the global reshuffling triggered by both the ecological and geopolitical upheaval, there is one country that seems to be coming out ahead: Morocco.

Several major investments have already been announced, including one last week worth $2 billion by a Chinese group which aims to produce electric battery components. A significant detail, according to the Financial Times, is that the conglomerate Al-Mada, which is owned by the Moroccan royal family, is investing in the joint venture with the Chinese group CNGR.

Other South Korean and Chinese investments, still related to ecological transition minerals or the battery industry, have announced they will be setting up shop in Morocco in recent months. They are setting a record for the Mediterranean basin.

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