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Waiting for Copernicus

John Feffer | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
John Feffer

It's happening in Buenos Aires. It's happening in Paris and in Athens. It's even happening at the World Bank headquarters. The global economy is finally shifting away from the model that prevailed for the last three decades.

When the State Takes Stock

Elana Shever | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Elana Shever

The Argentine government has seized control of Spanish oil giant Repsol's stake in what was Argentina's national oil company. The takeover is being celebrated in Argentina and criticized elsewhere as a repudiation of the neoliberal reforms that opened up Argentina's crisis-plagued economy.

Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol -- Good Nationalist Ploy, Bad Business

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

In Argentina the government of President Christina Kirchner Fernandez is moving to reclaim the YPF energy company. Looking behind the scenes, what is really driving Argentina's seemingly quixotic energy policies?

Argentina's Expropriation and the Lessons of History

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given how entrenched oil politics have become in Argentine political culture -- and given how deftly both the current president and her husband played the nationalism card -- only a naïve investor would agree to invest in YPF believing that expropriation was impossible.

Concern Grows Over Plan to Drill for Oil Near Florida Keys

Michael Deibert | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Michael Deibert

The news that the Spanish oil giant, Repsol, intends to begin exploratory drilling in the waters directly north of Cuba, has set off a chorus of criticism in Cuba's neighbor to the north: the United States.