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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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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
*[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.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/01/edward-snowden-aviation-club-nsa-whistleblower ''The 'Edward Snowden Aviation Club' and other ways to beat US persecution''] - Some countries have offered asylum but the NSA whistleblower will need transport. How about concerned citizens raising money for a private plane? - 1st July
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/27/ecuador-ideal-refuge-edward-snowden ''Why Ecuador would be an ideal refuge for Edward Snowden''] - This country has already been dragged through the mud for sheltering Julian Assange, and it is willing to stand up to the US - 27th June
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/17/domestic-dissent-change-us-foreign-policy ''Domestic dissent can change US foreign policy for the better''] - From the Vietnam era to the Iraq war, it's clear that the moral authority of protest has altered US government behaviour - 17th June 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/31/imf-world-bank-lose-influence-developing ''IMF and World Bank are losing clout in developing countries''] - Developing nations are organising within the IMF and World Bank to counter their neoliberal policies - 31st May 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/22/united-states-contempt-venezuelan-democracy ''The United States shows its contempt for Venezuelan democracy''] - Washington's clumsy efforts to de-legitimise Venezuela's election mark a escalation of its push for regime change - 23rd April 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/30/congress-us-support-honduras-death-squad-regime ''Will Congress act to stop US support for Honduras' death squad regime?''] - In Honduras, Reagan-era atrocities are back as the Obama administration funds a state implicated in murdering opponents - 30th March 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/09/us-debate-chavez-venezuela-legacy ''Disinformation still clouds the US debate on Chávez's legacy in Venezuela''] - Despite 14 years of catastrophist predictions for Venezuela, oil wealth has been successfully turned to social purposes - 7th March 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/03/venezuela-devaluation-doom-mongers ''Venezuela's devaluation doom-mongers''] - Venezuela's recent devaluation has excited predictions of an economic collapse. Luckily, such wishful thinking is ill-informed - 4th March 2013
*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/rafael-correa-ecuador-elections ''Why Ecuador loves Rafael Correa''] - It's not luck but good financial judgment that has set the president on the path to victory in forthcoming elections - 15th February 2013
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