Leaders of the World Monetary Fund, along with board members of the ECB (European Central Bank) meet today to decide the fate of Cyprus.
Cyprus is in deep financial trouble. The government is against an intervention or rescue from the EU or European Union, but it is clear they have no alternative.
paradise: a heavenly place, a place of pleasure and happiness
Hands off!: Don’t touch! (No tocar)
World Monetary Fund: n – the world institution in charge of economic rules (el FMI o fondo monetario internacional)
ECB – European Central Bank: n. – most important bank in Europe
the fate: n. the future
to be in deep financial trouble: v. to have monetary problems
to be clear: v. to be evident
alternative: n. choice, option