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Even those outside the US are worried about the government shutdown

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) speaks to the media while flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (R) and U.S.  Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) folowing a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget.
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) speaks to the media while flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (R) and U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) folowing a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

It's not just Americans that are concerned about the U.S. government defaulting on its debt. The rest of the world is worried, too.

At this moment, lawmakers in Washington are reportedly close to making a deal to end the government shutdown.

At issue for the congressional Republicans at the center of this battle, is their determination to de-fund the Affordable Care Act. If no agreement is reached, the country will tomorrow default on $11 billion in debt, possibly sending the country and the world into economic chaos.

In today's New York Times, reporter Damien Cave took a global view on the crisis. He joins the show from Mexico City with more.  

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