Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), in Washington, DC. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis. E-mail Mark: weisbrot@cepr.net

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:45pm
Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While US Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military
Since a 2009 military coup against the democratic government of President Mel Zelaya, Honduras has become the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and human rights activists. On Oct. 17, two more prominent rural organizers, José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George, were...
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30am
Brazil's Political and Economic Crisis Threatens Its Democracy
On April 17, the Brazilian lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who was elected in 2010 and reelected at the end of 2014. It was a garish spectacle, with one right-wing deputy dedicating his vote to the colonel who headed a torture unit during the dictatorship. One of...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:30pm
Attacking Trump for the Few Sensible Things He Says is Bad Strategy
Donald Trump is a buffoon, a narcissist and misogynist who has offended large segments of the American population with racist comments. He has so little impulse control that he erupted with a pathetic defense of the size of his penis in the middle of a presidential debate, and retweeted an...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:45am
Brazilian Prosecutor Finds No Crime Committed by Dilma: Will the Law Count for Anything in Brazil?
An immense effort was made to remove Bill Clinton from the presidency in the late 1990s, culminating in the first impeachment trial of a US president in 131 years. Intimate details of his affair with Monica Lewinsky, about which Clinton was accused of lying under oath, were probed and published by...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:15am
Impeachment Effort May Fail in Brazilian Senate
Some press reports on the crisis in Brazil seem to imply that the removal of President Dilma Rousseff, re-elected in 2014 for a four-year term, is a done deal. Of course the interim government is acting as though they are the product of some huge electoral victory, even though the elected president...
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:15pm
Democratic Platform Fight over TPP Will Show What Democracy We Really Have
The insurgent candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and real estate mogul Donald Trump in the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively — one uplifting and the other disturbing — together with the Brexit vote, have brought forth an unusual outpouring of discussion on the weaknesses of...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:45pm
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Brexit, Extortion, and the Path to Reform
There is a Mafia-like quality to the threats emanating from EU officials, who are acknowledged to be contemplating how much punishment they can mete out to the U.K. if the people should dare to vote the wrong way. "Vote remain, and nobody gets hurt," so to speak. Or, as The New York Times headline...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Bringing the Troika to Paris
I have argued for years , and in my last post on this blog, that a big part of the story we have seen in Europe over the past eight years is a result of social engineering. This has involved a major offensive by the European authorities, taking advantage of an economic crisis, to transform Europe...
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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:45am
The Brazilian Coup and Washington’s “Rollback” in Latin America
It is clear that the executive branch of the U.S. government favors the coup underway in Brazil, even though they have been careful to avoid any explicit endorsement of it. Exhibit A was the meeting between Tom Shannon, the 3 rd ranking U.S. State Department official and the one who is almost...
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:45pm
Political Judiciary in Argentina
The New York Times reported last week that Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was indicted “on charges of manipulating the nation’s Central Bank during the final months of her administration.” Reading the article, however, as well as other media coverage, and even the 147-...
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