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Mark Weisbrot

Politics

Forty years on, much of Allende’s dream has come true

The United States no longer has the same hegemonic stranglehold over countries within Latin America.

Politics

Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks are winning

Americans are becoming more concerned that government 'anti-terror' programmes are actually restricting civil liberties.

Politics

Obama retreats on Snowden

Even the world’s most powerful media and Intelligence apparatus can’t always control public opinion, writes Weisbrot.

Politics

The US and the Euro-crisis: Lessons from a comparison

There is a striking contrast between how the eurozone and the United States are handling their financial crises.

US & Canada

What probability and statistics say about an election in Venezuela

Statistical analysis has proved effective in predicting election outcomes, however could its use also affirm results?

Politics

WTO: Who will be the next head?

Contest for the post of WTO director-general pits Washington's candidate and programme against most of the world.

Latin America

Haters gonna hate: Rory Carroll's Venezuela on NPR

The idea that an increase in oil prices automatically reduces poverty and raises everyone's living standards is not true.

Opinion

Chavez's death, like his life, shows the world's divisions

People don't know the unique role Chavez played in bringing about the unity and second independence of Latin America.

Politics

Chavez's legacy

Hugo Chavez will be mourned not only by Venezuelans, but also by many others who appreciate what he did for the region.

Business & Economy

European authorities still punishing Greece - can they be stopped?

The so-called troika's fiscal plans for Greece are the cause of its economic depression, not the solution.

US & Canada

Media hate fest for Venezuela keeps on keepin' on

Although Chavez isn't perfect, his villainisation in Western media is perplexing.

Politics

Obama signals four more years of bad relations with Latin America

President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America.