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Entries by Mark Weisbrot from 03/2012

U.S. Government Still Not Ready for Democracy in Haiti

| Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The U.S. government has spent millions and possibly tens of millions of dollars trying to railroad Haiti's former president. On behalf of U.S. taxpayers, we could use a Congressional inquiry into this abuse of our tax dollars.

Brazil Could Have an Impact by Supporting Sachs' Reform Candidacy for the World Bank Presidency

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Poor countries such as Kenya and East Timor have risked punishment from Washington by nominating Sachs; Brazil is much less vulnerable and will have much more impact if it supports the first independent, qualified candidate for the job.

Obama and Clinton Ignore Democrats' Pleas to Stop the Killing In Honduras

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

One has to wonder what the U.S. government would do if the violence associated with drug trafficking were ever to subside, it has been so convenient to them in building up their military and security presence in the region, and the political influence that goes with it.

Washington's Loss of Control Over World Bank Is a Big Historic Change

| Posted 03.29.2012 | World

The opening up of the contest for World Bank president is a historic change whose significance has not been fully appreciated. This is not surprising, given the widespread misunderstanding of the IMF and World Bank.