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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/09/irregularities-reveal-mexico-election-far-from-fair ''Irregularities reveal Mexico's election far from fair''] - With Peña Nieto's election marred by media bias and voter fraud, Mexico's ailing economy is hobbled by democratic deficit - 9th July 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/29/latin-america-us-allied-forces-reaction ''Latin America: how the US has allied with the forces of reaction''] - Honduras three years ago created a new template of the US backing coups to compensate for lost influence on the continent - 29th June 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/22/washington-fernando-lugo-ouster-paraguay ''What will Washington do about Fernando Lugo's ouster in Paraguay?''] - This hasty, trumped-up impeachment of President Lugo amounts to a coup d'etat. The US must back democratic process - 22nd June 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/07/christine-lagarde-perverse-praise-latvia-economic-success ''Christine Lagarde's perverse praise for Latvia's economic 'success'''] - The IMF chief surely knows better than to believe Latvia's disastrous internal devaluation is a good plan for the eurozone - 7th June 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/30/eurozone-crisis-spain-debt ''Europeans' economic future has been hijacked by dangerous ideologues''] - EU authorities, supported by Spain's government, are pushing a political agenda at the expense of economic recovery - 30th May 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/22/new-role-ilo-world-economy ''A new role for the ILO in the world economy''] - Poised to elect a new director general, the International Labor Organization needs to challenge the pro-austerity consensus - 22nd May  2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/18/jamaicanisation-eurozone ''The Jamaicanisation of the eurozone''] - By imposing budget cuts and austerity, the ECB is condemning countries like Greece and Spain to an economic twilight zone - 18th May 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/04/argentina-magic-soybean-export-boom ''Argentina and the magic soybean: the commodity export boom that wasn't''] - Argentina's record levels of employment and massive reductions in poverty have little to do with exports - 4th May 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/27/breaking-eurozone-self-defeating-cycle-austerity ''Breaking the eurozone's self-defeating cycle of austerity''] - While a beleaguered IMF and ECB try to hold the line, voters all over Europe are rebelling against their punitive fiscal orthodoxy - 27th April 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/18/argentina-critics-oil-nationalise ''Argentina's critics are wrong again about renationalising oil''] - In taking back oil and gas company YPF, Argentina's state is reversing past mistakes. Europe is in no position to be outraged - 18th April 2012
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/10/jean-luc-melenchon-france-elections ''Jean-Luc Mélenchon has what France needs. Sarkozy and Hollande do not''] - Sarkozy has only made France more unequal, but there is a progressive presidential candidate who hasn't fallen for austerity - 10th April
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/mar/22/democrats-press-obama-us-complicity-honduras ''Democrats press Obama over US complicity with Honduras' dirty war''] - America's backing for a regime that is murdering opponents and journalists is a shameful blot on this administration's record - 22nd March
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Area of interest: Economic growth, trade, Social Security, Latin America, international financial institutions, development

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian Mark Weisbrot

Email: tel: 202-293-5380

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Education: University of Michigan :Ph.D. in Economics

Career: Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, DC. He is also co-writer of Oliver Stone's documentary South of the Border

Current position/role: He writes a weekly column for The Guardian Unlimited (U.K.), and a regular column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. He also writes a column for Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and almost every major U.S. newspaper. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs (source: CEPR

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  • Written numerous research papers on economic policy, especially on Latin America and international economic policy. He is also co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

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