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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/03/world-nothing-fear-us-power-china-economy-democracy  ''The world has nothing to fear from the US losing power''] - As China looks set to overtake the US as the world's largest economy, a multipolar world can only be good for democracy - 4th May 2014
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/20/venezuela-revolt-truth-not-terror-campaign  ''The truth about Venezuela: a revolt of the well-off, not a 'terror campaign'''] - John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the barricades - 21st March 2014
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/04/venezuela-protests-not-ukraine-class-sturggle  ''Venezuela is not Ukraine''] - Venezuela's struggle is widely misrepresented in western media. This is a classic conflict between right and left, rich and poor - 5th March 2014
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/18/venezuela-protests-us-support-regime-change-mistake  ''US support for regime change in Venezuela is a mistake''] - The US push to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro once again pits Washington against South America - 19th February 2014
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/04/nafta-20-years-mexico-regret  ''NAFTA: 20 years of regret for Mexico''] - Mexico's growth has been weak since the 'free trade' deal was signed, and it missed out on the region's poverty reduction - 4th January 2014
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/18/us-budget-deal-good-bad-stupid  ''US budget deal: the good, bad and stupid''] - It's encouraging we have a budget, but the economic ignorance continues in Washington, especially among Republicans - 19th December 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/03/honduras-election-eu-oas-observer-fraud-violence  ''Why the world should care about Honduras' recent election''] - Hondurans are revolting against the US-backed outcome. There are too many reports of rampant vote-buying, fraud and violence - 4th December 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/19/trans-pacific-partnership-corporate-usurp-congress  ''The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is the complete opposite of 'free trade'''] - The TPP would strip our constitutional rights, while offering no gains for the majority of Americans. It's a win for corporations - 19th November 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/07/venezuela-not-greece-latin-america-oil-poverty  ''Sorry, Venezuela haters: this economy is not the Greece of Latin America''] - Predicting a Venezuelan apocalypse won't make it happen – in this oil-rich country the only thing imploding is poverty - 7th November 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/29/honduras-democracy-presidential-election  ''South American leaders should help Hondurans fighting for democracy''] - November's presidential vote is a key test of whether Honduras can return to democracy after the US-supported 2009 coup - 29th October 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/18/shutdown-takewaway-fair-society  ''Shutdown takeaway: the US wants a fair society, not 'defund Obamacare' crazy''] - As Obama looks for a budget deal to forestall another shutdown, he should know a majority of Americans backs economic justice - 19th October 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/04/syria-summers-voters-obama-2008-voice  ''On Syria and Summers, the Obama '08 voters have finally found their voice''] -  Looking past the shutdown and budget battle, the big picture is that America's four decade-long drift to the right is decisively over - 4th October 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/18/us-hint-nsa-dilma-rousseff-snub  ''The US needs to take the hint from Dilma Rousseff's snub''] - The Brazilian president's cancelled visit, over NSA spying, ought to jolt the US out of its arrogant disrespect for Latin America - 19th September 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/10/syria-congress-resistance-war  ''Syria: thank Congress's resistance to war for the chance of a diplomatic deal''] - The military intervention party has powerful advocates, including President Obama, but Congress has heard the American public - 11th September 2013
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*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/miranda-rights-europe-latin-america  ''Miranda's rights: how Europe can learn from Latin America's independence''] - Brazil's action over the detention of [[Glenn Greenwald]]'s partner shows South American nations no longer toe Washington's line - 21st August 2013
 
*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/05/media-complicity-us-foreign-policy  ''The more nefarious US foreign policy, the more it relies on media complicity''] - Americans are shielded from the ugly consequences of US military power by our journalists' self-censorship - 6th August 2013
 
*[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/05/media-complicity-us-foreign-policy  ''The more nefarious US foreign policy, the more it relies on media complicity''] - Americans are shielded from the ugly consequences of US military power by our journalists' self-censorship - 6th August 2013
 
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/08/world-needs-edward-snowden-advocacy  ''The world must hear from Edward Snowden again''] - The White House and its media allies are gradually undermining the NSA whistleblower. The cause of liberty needs his advocacy - 8th July 2013
 
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/08/world-needs-edward-snowden-advocacy  ''The world must hear from Edward Snowden again''] - The White House and its media allies are gradually undermining the NSA whistleblower. The cause of liberty needs his advocacy - 8th July 2013

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Area of interest: Economic growth, trade, Social Security, Latin America, international financial institutions, development

Journals/Organisation: Center for Economic and Policy Research | The Guardian

Email: weisbrot@cepr.net

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About: http://www.cepr.net/index.php/biographies/mark-weisbrot

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

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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 [1]

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Other roles/Main role: Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR); President of Just Foreign Policy

Other activities: Co-writer of Oliver Stone's documentary South of the Border

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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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