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The Brazilian Economy in Transition: Macroeconomic Policy, Labor and Inequality

September 2014, Mark Weisbrot, Jake Johnston, and Stephan Lefebvre

Latin American Growth in the 21st Century: The 'Commodities Boom' That Wasn't

May 2014, David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot

Did NAFTA Help Mexico? An Assessment After 20 Years

February 2014, Mark Weisbrot, Stephan Lefebvre, and Joseph Sammut

Honduras Since the Coup: Economic and Social Outcomes

November 2013, Jake Johnston and Stephan Lefebvre

The Multilateral Debt Trap in Jamaica

June 2013, Jake Johnston

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Op-Eds & Columns

Why Dilma Rousseff Could Win Brazil’s Presidential Election

Mark Weisbrot
October 2, 2014, The Guardian

The Human Rights-Abusing Honduran Government Wants the US to Help Ramp Up the War on Drugs and Gangs

Dan Beeton
Jacobin, September 3, 2014

“Don’t Give Up the Ship!” Argentina Takes on Pirates and Vultures

Dan Beeton
NACLA, August 14, 2014

Debt Ruling Shows a Callous Disregard to the Effects on Argentina

Eileen Appelbaum
The New York Times, August 1, 2014

The Central American Child Refugee Crisis: Made in U.S.A.

Alexander Main
Dissent, July 30, 2014

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The Legacy of Independence and Democracy in Venezuela

Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Understanding the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors at U.S. Borders

CANCELED: DC Bar Association: Asylum in Latin America & Snowden

The Legacy of Hugo Chávez: At Home and Abroad

“Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP” Did NAFTA Help Mexico?: An Assessment After 20 Years

The Upcoming Elections in Honduras and El Salvador: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of the U.S.

New Regionalism in Latin America and Implications for the United States

Haiti: Ongoing Engagement

Obama in Latin America: The U.S. Response to the Region’s Leftward Shift

Venezuelan Elections and the Institutionalization of Participatory Democracy

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Press Releases

Economists Call on Congress to Mitigate Fallout from Ruling on Argentine Debt

July 31, 2014

Haiti Aid Reform Bill “Will Be a Step in the Right Direction,” CEPR Co-Director Says

July 25, 2014

New Paper Finds No Evidence that Latin America’s Economic Growth Rebound Results from a “Commodities Boom”

May 21, 2014

OAS Insider Reveals Details of Illegal Foreign Intervention Against Haitian Democracy

February 25, 2014

Twenty Years after NAFTA, Mexico Has Experienced Lagging Growth, Persistent Poverty and Increased Unemployment

February 12, 2014

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Testimony Before the United States Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on Honduras
July 25, 2012, Testimony of Alexander Main before Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Congress

OAS: Economics, Democracy, Haiti
June 6, 2005, Remarks by Mark Weisbrot before the Organization of American States General Assembly, Meeting Between Civil Society Organizations, the Secretary General, and Heads of Delegations En español

On the State of Democracy in Venezuela
June 24, 2004, Testimony of Mark Weisbrot before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate)

Argentina’s Economic Meltdown: Causes and Remedies
March 5, 2002, Testimony of Mark Weisbrot before the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade of the Committee on Budget and Financial Services (House of Representatives)

Other Resources

Returning Honduras to Democratic and Constitutional Order with President Manuel Zelaya
Discussion with H.E. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, President of the Republic of Honduras, with an introduction by Mark Weisbrot and moderation by
George Washington University's Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program 's Cynthia McClintock, September 2, 2009. (Video and Audio)

Ecuador`s Debt Audit: Implications in the Global Economic Crisis
Minister of Finance of Ecuador, María Elsa Viteri, discussed the implications of the Ecuadorian debt situation in the context of the global economic crisis, including the negative impacts of deregulation of the financial markets and the lack of appropriate established international mechanisms for auditing developing country debt. December 11, 2008.

Media Briefing: Ecuador`s Debt

Discussion with Neil Watkins, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, and CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot on prospects for Ecuador`s debt default, December 10, 2008. (Audio)

Bolivia’s Democratic and Economic Changes

Discussion with Luis Arce, Bolivian Finance Minister, Carlos Villegas, Bolivian Minister of Planning and Development, and CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot, October 10, 2008. (Video)

Latin America in the Post-Bush Era: What Can We Expect in the Next Phase of U.S.-Latin American Relations?
Discussion with Mark Weisbrot of CEPR and Álvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute, May 29, 2008.
(Audio and Video)


IFI Watchnet
This international network connects organizations researching the international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, and regional development banks.


Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities:
Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker and David Rosnick
Baywood Publishing Co. (2007)

Flat World, Big Gaps

Flat World, Big Gaps:
Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty And Inequality
with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker, and David Rosnick, and a chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey
(forthcoming in May 2007)


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