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How to watch the latest debate between Trump and Biden in Spanish?



This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will have their second (and last) debate tonight ahead of the federal elections on November 3 in the United States .

Both candidates will speak for 90 minutes in Nashville, Tennessee , where topics such as the global coronavirus pandemic SARSCov2 that has left 205 thousand deaths in the American Union ( according to figures from the World Health Organization ), the accusations of non-payment will be discussed. of taxes on the part of Trump by part of a report of The New York Times and the growth of the commercial tensions between the United States and China.

Trump is seeking re-election for a second four-year term from the Republican Party. Meanwhile, Biden, who served as vice president of the Barack Obama administration from 2009 to 2017, is the standard-bearer for the Democratic Party.

This debate should have been the last of three, but the second was canceled after Trump’s refusal to have a virtual dialogue with Biden after his diagnosis of COVID-19 after the disastrous result of the first meeting they had on September 29. Instead, last week both candidates had a “town hall” talk on NBC and ABC where they spoke directly to voters.

On this occasion, journalist Kristen Welker, NBC News correspondent in the White House, will moderate the last debate between Trump and Biden and will have the possibility to silence the microphone of any candidate who speaks out of turn, as ordered by the Presidential Debate Committee. .

The debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments that will touch on various topics. Each candidate will have two minutes to make uninterrupted statements before entering into open dialogue with their opponent. During the open portion the microphones will not be turned off, but interruptions will be deducted from each candidate’s time.

This gathering will focus on special topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic that is reaching its highest levels in the United States, American families and national security, climate change and leadership.

What are the most anticipated talking points in the Trump / Biden presidential debate?

Although Kristen Welker chose the six points previously mentioned, the disaster of the first debate left in the inkwell points that could be touched by one or both candidates and that are highly anticipated by the spectators. These are:

1. Racial tensions in the United States

The year 2020 has been characterized in the northern neighbor by the protests that have taken place in various states over police brutality against African-American citizens, especially after the death of George Floyd. Trump has been a strong advocate of law enforcement action, while Biden has called for unity.

2. Arranged Election Allegations

According to a survey by the RealClearPolitics site, Democrat Joe Biden has a 49.7% advantage compared to 42.9% of the current US president. Trump has hinted that he will not accept defeat and has accused that the elections could be rigged to remove him from the White House.

Experts from the Reuters agency hope that Biden will take advantage of the audience of millions of people that the debate could have to commit Trump to a peaceful transfer of powers.

3. Nomination to the US Supreme Court of Justice

One of the hottest spots in the debate will be Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to United States Supreme Court Justice to fill the seat vacated by the late Ruth Bader Gingsburg. Trump wants this nomination to attract conservative voters from his base, while Biden warns that this candidate represents threats to health care.

4. Coronavirus

Trump has been strongly questioned for his response to the health emergency represented by COVID-19 in the United States, which as of September 29 has left 7.8 million cases.

Biden will almost certainly question the response of the current White House administration to the pandemic and seek to put the president on the ropes with tough questions about the reported cases that place the North American nation as the country most affected by the new strain. of coronavirus in the world.

5. Economy

One of the platforms Trump was outlining in his campaign in early 2020 was the economic performance of the United States . Still at this point in the year, the US president has assured that the economy of his country was operating at historic levels.

Experts from the EFE agency indicate that Trump could repeat this tactic that worked so well in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.

They could also talk about the growing and constant commercial tensions that have occurred between the United States and China with cases such as the attempt to ban TikTok in the North American country.

These are not the only topics that could be touched on in the debate, as the agenda of the conversation will be announced shortly before the broadcast.

How to watch the debate between Biden and Trump live and in Spanish?

The conversation between the US presidential candidates will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern United States time (8:00 p.m. Central Mexico time) and will end at 10:30 p.m. (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific time) .

You can watch the debate on channels such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and C-SPAN . For Spanish speakers within the United States, there will be live broadcasts from Univisión and Telemundo .

Those who are outside the American Union will be able to follow the C-SPAN streaming that we have placed at the top of this note.

To follow the debate in Spanish, it can be seen live on UnivisionNoticias.com , as well as on its Twitter , Facebook and YouTube channels. He will also have a live blog called The Detector (a kind of American Verified ) that will factcheck what is said in the conversation.

For its part, Telemundo will broadcast the debate live with simultaneous translation into Spanish with a grid of specialized programs hosted by journalists José Díaz-Balart and Felicidad Aveleyra .

When are the elections in the United States?

The so-called Super Tuesday election will be on November 3 where Biden and Trump will fight to get 270 votes from the Electoral College to take the title of the 46th. President of the American Union. In addition, 39 senators and the entire House of Representatives will be elected.

It should be remembered that, unlike a large part of Western countries, the United States does not elect its presidents through direct vote, but rather the voters cast their votes in favor of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates and each state has a number of votes according to its population density.

This proportion is distributed as follows:

* The District of Columbia or Washington DC is not a state, but is granted three electoral votes.
** Maine and Nebraska voters are divided into different congressional districts.


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The Trump campaign celebrated a growth record that Democrats downplayed.



The White House celebrated economic growth numbers for the third quarter released on Thursday, even as Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign sought to throw cold water on the report — the last major data release leading up to the Nov. 3 election — and warned that the economic recovery was losing steam.

The economy grew at a record pace last quarter, but the upswing was a partial bounce-back after an enormous decline and left the economy smaller than it was before the pandemic. The White House took no notice of those glum caveats.

“This record economic growth is absolute validation of President Trump’s policies, which create jobs and opportunities for Americans in every corner of the country,” Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign said in a statement, highlighting a rebound of 33.1 percent at an annualized rate. Mr. Trump heralded the data on Twitter, posting that he was “so glad” that the number had come out before Election Day.

The annualized rate that the White House emphasized extrapolates growth numbers as if the current pace held up for a year, and risks overstating big swings. Because the economy’s growth has been so volatile amid the pandemic, economists have urged focusing on quarterly numbers.

Those showed a 7.4 percent gain in the third quarter. That rebound, by far the biggest since reliable statistics began after World War II, still leaves the economy short of its pre-pandemic levels. The pace of recovery has also slowed, and now coronavirus cases are rising again across much of the United States, raising the prospect of further pullback.

“The recovery is stalling out, thanks to Trump’s refusal to have a serious plan to deal with Covid or to pass a new economic relief plan for workers, small businesses and communities,” Mr. Biden’s campaign said in a release ahead of Thursday’s report. The rebound was widely expected, and the campaign characterized it as “a partial return from a catastrophic hit.”

Economists have warned that the recovery could face serious roadblocks ahead. Temporary measures meant to shore up households and businesses — including unemployment insurance supplements and forgivable loans — have run dry. Swaths of the service sector remain shut down as the virus continues to spread, and job losses that were temporary are increasingly turning permanent.

“With coronavirus infections hitting a record high in recent days and any additional fiscal stimulus unlikely to arrive until, at the earliest, the start of next year, further progress will be much slower,” Paul Ashworth, chief United States economist at Capital Economics, wrote in a note following the report.


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Black and Hispanic workers, especially women, lag in the U.S. economic recovery.



The surge in economic output in the third quarter set a record, but the recovery isn’t reaching everyone.

Economists have long warned that aggregate statistics like gross domestic product can obscure important differences beneath the surface. In the aftermath of the last recession, for example, G.D.P. returned to its previous level in early 2011, even as poverty rates remained high and the unemployment rate for Black Americans was above 15 percent.

Aggregate statistics could be even more misleading during the current crisis. The job losses in the initial months of the pandemic disproportionately struck low-wage service workers, many of them Black and Hispanic women. Service-sector jobs have been slow to return, while school closings are keeping many parents, especially mothers, from returning to work. Nearly half a million Hispanic women have left the labor force over the last three months.

“If we’re thinking that the economy is recovering completely and uniformly, that is simply not the case,” said Michelle Holder, an economist at John Jay College in New York. “This rebound is unevenly distributed along racial and gender lines.”

The G.D.P. report released Thursday doesn’t break down the data by race, sex or income. But other sources make the disparities clear. A pair of studies by researchers at the Urban Institute released this week found that Black and Hispanic adults were more likely to have lost jobs or income since March, and were twice as likely as white adults to experience food insecurity in September.

The financial impact of the pandemic hit many of the families that were least able to afford it, even as white-collar workers were largely spared, said Michael Karpman, an Urban Institute researcher and one of the studies’ authors.

“A lot of people who were already in a precarious position before the pandemic are now in worse shape, whereas people who were better off have generally been faring better financially,” he said.

Federal relief programs, such as expanded unemployment benefits, helped offset the damage for many families in the first months of the pandemic. But those programs have mostly ended, and talks to revive them have stalled in Washington. With virus cases surging in much of the country, Mr. Karpman warned, the economic toll could increase.

“There could be a lot more hardship coming up this winter if there’s not more relief from Congress, with the impact falling disproportionately on Black and Hispanic workers and their families,” he said.


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Ant Challenged Beijing and Prospered. Now It Toes the Line.



As Jack Ma of Alibaba helped turn China into the world’s biggest e-commerce market over the past two decades, he was also vowing to pull off a more audacious transformation.

“If the banks don’t change, we’ll change the banks,” he said in 2008, decrying how hard it was for small businesses in China to borrow from government-run lenders.

“The financial industry needs disrupters,” he told People’s Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper, a few years later. His goal, he said, was to make banks and other state-owned enterprises “feel unwell.”

The scope of Mr. Ma’s success is becoming clearer. The vehicle for his financial-technology ambitions, an Alibaba spinoff called Ant Group, is preparing for the largest initial public offering on record. Ant is set to raise $34 billion by selling its shares to the public in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to stock exchange documents released on Monday. After the listing, Ant would be worth around $310 billion, much more than many global banks.

The company is going public not as a scrappy upstart, but as a leviathan deeply dependent on the good will of the government Mr. Ma once relished prodding.

More than 730 million people use Ant’s Alipay app every month to pay for lunch, invest their savings and shop on credit. Yet Alipay’s size and importance have made it an inevitable target for China’s regulators, which have already brought its business to heel in certain areas.

These days, Ant talks mostly about creating partnerships with big banks, not disrupting or supplanting them. Several government-owned funds and institutions are Ant shareholders and stand to profit handsomely from the public offering.

The question now is how much higher Ant can fly without provoking the Chinese authorities into clipping its wings further.

Excitable investors see Ant as a buzzy internet innovator. The risk is that it becomes more like a heavily regulated “financial digital utility,” said Fraser Howie, the co-author of “Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China’s Extraordinary Rise.”

“Utility stocks, as far as I remember, were not the ones to be seen as the most exciting,” Mr. Howie said.

Ant declined to comment, citing the quiet period demanded by regulators before its share sale.

The company has played give-and-take with Beijing for years. As smartphone payments became ubiquitous in China, Ant found itself managing huge piles of money in Alipay users’ virtual wallets. The central bank made it park those funds in special accounts where they would earn minimal interest.

After people piled into an easy-to-use investment fund inside Alipay, the government forced the fund to shed risk and lower returns. Regulators curbed a plan to use Alipay data as the basis for a credit-scoring system akin to Americans’ FICO scores.

China’s Supreme Court this summer capped interest rates for consumer loans, though it was unclear how the ceiling would apply to Ant. The central bank is preparing a new virtual currency that could compete against Alipay and another digital wallet, the messaging app WeChat, as an everyday payment tool.

Ant has learned ways of keeping the authorities on its side. Mr. Ma once boasted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about never taking money from the Chinese government. Today, funds associated with China’s social security system, its sovereign wealth fund, a state-owned life insurance company and the national postal carrier hold stakes in Ant. The I.P.O. is likely to increase the value of their holdings considerably.

“That’s how the state gets its payoff,” Mr. Howie said. With Ant, he said, “the line between state-owned enterprise and private enterprise is highly, highly blurred.”

China, in less than two generations, went from having a state-planned financial system to being at the global vanguard of internet finance, with trillions of dollars in transactions being made on mobile devices each year. Alipay had a lot to do with it.

Alibaba created the service in the early 2000s to hold payments for online purchases in escrow. Its broader usefulness quickly became clear in a country that mostly missed out on the credit card era. Features were added and users piled in. It became impossible for regulators and banks not to see the app as a threat.

ImageAnt Group’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
Credit…Alex Plavevski/EPA, via Shutterstock

A big test came when Ant began making an offer to Alipay users: Park your money in a section of the app called Yu’ebao, which means “leftover treasure,” and we will pay you more than the low rates fixed by the government at banks.

People could invest as much or as little as they wanted, making them feel like they were putting their pocket change to use. Yu’ebao was a hit, becoming one of the world’s largest money market funds.

The banks were terrified. One commentator for a state broadcaster called the fund a “vampire” and a “parasite.”

Still, “all the main regulators remained unanimous in saying that this was a positive thing for the Chinese financial system,” said Martin Chorzempa, a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

“If you can’t actually reform the banks,” Mr. Chorzempa said, “you can inject more competition.”

But then came worries about shadowy, unregulated corners of finance and the dangers they posed to the wider economy. Today, Chinese regulators are tightening supervision of financial holding companies, Ant included. Beijing has kept close watch on the financial instruments that small lenders create out of their consumer loans and sell to investors. Such securities help Ant fund some of its lending. But they also amplify the blowup if too many of those loans aren’t repaid.

“Those kinds of derivative products are something the government is really concerned about,” said Tian X. Hou, founder of the research firm TH Data Capital. Given Ant’s size, she said, “the government should be concerned.”

The broader worry for China is about growing levels of household debt. Beijing wants to cultivate a consumer economy, but excessive borrowing could eventually weigh on people’s spending power. The names of two of Alipay’s popular credit functions, Huabei and Jiebei, are jaunty invitations to spend and borrow.

Huang Ling, 22, started using Huabei when she was in high school. At the time, she didn’t qualify for a credit card. With Huabei’s help, she bought a drone, a scooter, a laptop and more.

The credit line made her feel rich. It also made her realize that if she actually wanted to be rich, she had to get busy.

“Living beyond my means forced me to work harder,” Ms. Huang said.

First, she opened a clothing shop in her hometown, Nanchang, in southeastern China. Then she started an advertising company in the inland metropolis of Chongqing. When the business needed cash, she borrowed from Jiebei.

Online shopping became a way to soothe daily anxieties, and Ms. Huang sometimes racked up thousands of dollars in Huabei bills, which only made her even more anxious. When the pandemic slammed her business, she started falling behind on her payments. That cast her into a deep depression.

Finally, early this month, with her parents’ help, she paid off her debts and closed her Huabei and Jiebei accounts. She felt “elated,” she said.

China’s recent troubles with freewheeling online loan platforms have put the government under pressure to protect ordinary borrowers.

Ant is helped by the fact that its business lines up with many of the Chinese leadership’s priorities: encouraging entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, and expanding the middle class. This year, the company helped the eastern city of Hangzhou, where it is based, set up an early version of the government’s app-based system for dictating coronavirus quarantines.

Such coziness is bound to raise hackles overseas. In Washington, Chinese tech companies that are seen as close to the government are radioactive.

In January 2017, Eric Jing, then Ant’s chief executive, said the company aimed to be serving two billion users worldwide within a decade. Shortly after, Ant announced that it was acquiring the money transfer company MoneyGram to increase its U.S. footprint. By the following January, the deal was dead, thwarted by data security concerns.

More recently, top officials in the Trump administration have discussed whether to place Ant Group on the so-called entity list, which prohibits foreign companies from purchasing American products. Officials from the State Department have suggested that an interagency committee, which also includes officials from the departments of defense, commerce and energy, review Ant for the potential entity listing, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Ant does not talk much anymore about expanding in the United States.

Ana Swanson contributed reporting.


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