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Mark Weisbrot is co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of "Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015)."

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 bi-weekly 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. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

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Eva Morales deposed by a U.S. and OAS backed coup in 2019., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2020
Possible Recurrence of OAS Electoral Fraud in Bolivia Bolivia's general elections on Sunday, October 18, could again be threatened by the involvement of the Organization of American States (OAS), Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot warns.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Joe Biden Championed the Iraq War: "It's Worth the Price" Biden did vastly more than just vote for the war. Yet his role in bringing about that war remains mostly unknown or misunderstood by the public. When the war was debated and then authorized by the US Congress in 2002, Democrats controlled the Senate and Biden was chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Biden himself had enormous influence as chair and argued strongly in favor of the 2002 resolution granting Preside
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Bernie is Not a Radical - He is a Pragmatist Bernie Sanders understands that politics is about compromise, getting the best deal you can while keeping your eye on the ultimate goal.
Evo Morales, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 6, 2020
What Does the Future Hold for US-Bolivia Ties? One hundred and thirty-six economists and statisticians said the OAS charges were false. Members of the US Congress demanded answers from the OAS for their false accusations.
Trade War, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Trump's Trade War With China: Is It About to End? The latest de-escalation of the trade war with China with exemptions from some tariffs on both sides has left markets uncertain as to whether it will end before there is serious escalation. But if I were managing a hedge fund, I would bet on it.
Cristina Kirchner, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 22, 2019
Return of the 'Pink Tide' in Argentina? What are we to make of Argentina's surprise election results on August 11, which jolted pollsters and analysts alike, and roiled the country's financial markets? In the presidential primary for the country's October election, the opposition ticket of Alberto Ferna'ndez trounced President Mauricio Macri by an unexpected margin of 15.6 percent.
Honduran refugee caravan, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 1, 2019
Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis The most up-to-date measure that we have of migrants crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico without authorization is the Custom and Border Protection's "apprehensions/inadmissibles." Over the past five years (fiscal years 2014 to 2018) this number has actually fallen,
Bernie Sanders, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 30, 2018
Congress is finally pushing the US to withdraw from Yemen. It's about time The resolution is already co-sponsored by the Democratic leadership, including Nancy Pelosi and the incoming Democratic chairs of the most important House committees. Then the Senate can pass a companion concurrent resolution to force the president to withdraw, and follow up through defunding offensive US activities in Yemen.
Genocide In Yemen: US-Saudi War Crimes, From GoogleImages
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2018
When will America stop participating in Yemen's genocidal war? The 1973 War Powers Resolution is still the law of the land, and the courts have not overturned any part of it. There are officials in the "national security state" who believe that the president can decide without Congress to participate in a war. But that is not the law, or is it consistent with the US Constitution.
Democrats in Washington State celebrate on Election Night., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2018
Trump Was Handed a Major Defeat on Tuesday -- And There Will Be More The Democrats' victory in the House is important not only in the immediate sense that it will provide a check on Trump but also because it could mark the beginning of the end of this nightmare. Trump's strategy for political survival (which appears to be practically his only concern) is to continuously throw red meat to his supporters.
Maduro officially lodges candidacy for Venezuela re-election, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2018
Trump Administration Tries to Torpedo Venezuelan Elections as It Intensifies "Regime Change" Efforts In recent weeks, the Trump administration has stepped up its efforts at "regime change" in Venezuela. In the past, Trump himself has even mentioned military action as a possible option, but the most recent moves appear more likely to be implemented, and some are already operational.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, From WikimediaPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 13, 2017
Trump Doubles Down on Sanctions and Regime Change for Venezuela Trump and his allies in the EU and the right-wing governments in Argentina and Brazil, as well as the fanatical Secretary General of the OAS, want to make sure that a recovery never happens. And despite all their blather about human rights and democracy, it is not a peaceful strategy they are promoting as they take measures to increase Venezuelans' suffering in the hopes of provoking the overthrow of the government.
From Donald Trump, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trump Sanctions on Venezuela Will Cause More Harm The Trump administration announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Venezuela on Friday that are designed to cut off financing to Venezuela. The Trump team pretends that the sanctions are only directed at the government. But as any economist knows, this is clearly false. By starving the economy of foreign exchange, this action will harm the private sector, most Venezuelans, the poor, and the vulnerable.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2017
NAFTA has Harmed Mexico Much More Than a Wall Will Ever Do The wall would cause significant environmental as well as economic damage, if it is ever built. But it is the long-term damage that Washington has helped visit upon the Mexican economy that has brought us to the point where a US president could even propose such a monstrosity.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Intel agencies ask Americans to "trust, don't verify" in new Cold War The media has become so distracted with the festivities at America's new 1950s theme party, hating on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia like there's no tomorrow, that the lack of evidence has become almost irrelevant to the big media conversation.
Trump Taunts China, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Trump's China Policy is Already a Disaster We will soon see if the new US presidential administration actually wants to do anything to preserve US manufacturing jobs. In the meantime, picking a fight with China over Taiwan is about the worst way it could start out, short of actual warfare.
From Democratic Donkey, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 27, 2016
Breaking From Neoliberalism: Why the Democrats Need New Leadership Partly because of Bernie Sanders' campaign, the Democratic Party produced its most progressive platform ever this year. But this was not enough to convince swing voters that Hillary, given her record, would implement it. All this is not to ignore the fact that Republicans are reliant on voter suppression, and gerrymandering for the House of Representatives in order to get the power they now have.
From Barack Obama - TPP Legacy, From Images
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 25, 2016
Obama's Campaign for TPP Could Drag Down the Democrats Obama has most likely gotten the message that a failure to go all out for the TPP would cause some big money to shift from the Democratic to the Republican party. The most powerful corporations in the country, as well as many actors in the "national security state" want this agreement very badly. It is a coalition of everybody who is anybody. Except for the people.
Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The End of Trump Sanders has announced the formation of Our Revolution, which plans to continue organizing around the issues that he raised in his presidential campaign, as well as recruit political candidates "from school board to the US Senate." This will be the legacy of the 2016 presidential race, long after Trump has taken his "very nice, long vacation."
Republicans, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Is the Republican Party a Legitimate Party? It is pretty clear that voter disenfranchisement is the bedrock of Republican power. As such, the legitimacy of the Republican Party is questionable. More broadly, this country needs voting reform that can put an end to this form of "American exceptionalism," just as the civil rights legislation of the 1960s put an end to the disgraceful era of African-American disenfranchisement.

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