Posted in #TheRealNews 2020 presidential election bernie sanders Democratic Party Donald Trump Joe Biden Mark Weisbrot medicare Medicare for All primaries social security

Biden or Sanders: Who Is More ‘Electable’?

Corporate media and corporate Democrats say Sanders is less electable because of his supposed “radical” views. But is this true? And what about Biden’s electability,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Bolivia Carlos Mesa evo morales Jeanine Añez Luis Almagro Mark Weisbrot oas organization of american states

How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia

When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Bolivia Bolivian presidential election Carlos Mesa evo morales Luis Almagro Mark Weisbrot oas

Unfounded Fraud Allegations Threaten Bolivia’s Presidential Election

The OAS and Bolivia’s opposition are accusing the Morales government of fraud in the recent presidential election, but offer no evidence. They’re following Sen. Marco…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Alberto Fernandez argentina Cristina Fernandez IMF International Monetary Fund Mark Weisbrot Mauricio Macri

Argentina’s Economic Crisis Deepens as Macri Applies IMF Measures

President Macri is trying to blame his predecessor and likely successor in office, Cristina Fernandez and Alberto Fernandez for Argentina’s steep economic crisis. However, the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Andrés Arauz austerity Ecuador IMF Lenin Moreno Mark Weisbrot neoliberalism Rafael Correa

Ecuador Takes Harmful IMF Loan, Even Though it Doesn’t Need it

According to an analysis of the Center for Economic and Policy Analysis, Ecuador’s recent IMF loan of $4.2 billion comes with strings that will hurt…

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Posted in #TheRealNews disaster relief hurricane Maria Mark Weisbrot Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico to Receive New Disaster Relief, but Colonial Status Prevents  Economic Recovery

Congress passed a new disaster relief bill, to provide Puerto Rico an additional $1.4 billion. But colonial status, a financial oversight board with conflict of…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Chinese Industrial Policy Huawei Mark Weisbrot trade wars US-China Trade War

US-China Trade War:  Trump Attempts to Veto China’s Industrial Policy

The U.S. bans Huawei products allegeing “security threats”. Pressure to prevent China from putting conditions on foreign investors, won’t change China’s industrial policy, which is…

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Posted in #Iran #TheRealNews economic sanctions Mark Weisbrot US sanctions

Iran Economic Sanctions Kill as Effectively as Bombs

The Trump administration’s illegal economic sanctions against Iran makes it impossible to import essential medicines, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot The post Iran Economic Sanctions Kill…

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Posted in #TheRealNews #Venezuela Jeffrey Sachs Juan Guaido Mark Weisbrot nicolas maduro Ricardo Hausmann sanctions

Denying Impact of Venezuela Sanctions is ‘Like Climate Denial’

CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot responds to Guaidó economic advisors’ dismissal of the U.S. sanctions’ effects on Venezuela The post Denying Impact of Venezuela Sanctions is…

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Posted in #TheRealNews #Venezuela Marco Rubio Mark Weisbrot Robert Menendez sanctions

More Sanctions on Venezuela: Operation Florida 2020 (Pt 1/2)

Senators Menendez and Rubio introduced a bipartisan bill to the Senate to intensify US and international pressure on the government of Venezuela. Mark Weisbrot says…

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Posted in #Economy #TheRealNews fed federal reserve interest rates Mark Weisbrot recessions Steven Moore

Trump’s Fed Nominee Has “Far Out Ideas,” But is Right About Keeping Rates Low

Stephen Moore, Trump’s new nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, has some wacky ideas, but is correct about the need to keep interest rates low,…

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Posted in #TheRealNews argentina federal reserve IMF inflation Mark Weisbrot

Neoliberal Policies Are Tanking the Argentine Economy

Even with the IMF’s largest loan ever, Argentina cannot seem to avoid rising unemployment, high inflation, and recession. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot explains that this is…

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Posted in #Europe #TheRealNews #Venezuela argentina Brazil Colombia honduras Juan Guaido Mark Weisbrot nicolas maduro Spain

Trump’s “Coalition of the Willing” Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

Many right-wing South American governments that are supporting Trump’s effort to oust Venezuela’s President Maduro have their own legitimacy issues, such as Brazil and Honduras….

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Posted in #Politics #Venezuela Colombia humanitarian aid Juan Guaido Mark Weisbrot nicolas maduro sanctions

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War

News about humanitarian aid shipments to Venezuela almost never compare how tiny a fraction this aid is relative to the devastating damage that US sanctions…

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