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The OAS has to answer for its role in the Bolivian coup

Mán, 02/12/2019 - 17:57

We call upon the Organization of American States to retract its misleading statements about the election, which have contributed to the political conflict

We the undersigned call for Bolivia’s democratic institutions and processes to be respected.

The Trump administration has openly and strongly supported the military coup of 10 November that overthrew the government of President Evo Morales. Everyone agrees that Morales was democratically elected in 2014, and that his term does not end until 22 January; yet many outside of the Trump administration seem to accept the Trump-supported military coup.

Ha-Joon Chang, director of the Centre of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

James Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin

Thea Lee is the president of the Economic Policy Institute

Mark Weisbrot, co-founder, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Oscar Ugarteche is an economist at the Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Jayati Ghosh is an Indian development economist. She is the chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Stephanie Kelton is a professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University

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The IMF is hurting countries it claims to help | Mark Weisbrot

Þri, 27/08/2019 - 14:02

The fund’s loan agreement with Ecuador will worsen unemployment and poverty

When people think of the damage that wealthy countries – typically led by the US and its allies – cause to people in the rest of the world, they probably think of warfare. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died from the 2003 invasion, and then many more as the region became inflamed.

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Mark Weisbrot is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington and the president of Just Foreign Policy. He is also the author of Failed: What the ‘Experts’ Got Wrong About the Global Economy

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