Mark Weisbrot

Trump's "Coalition of the Willing" Against Venezuela Has Legitimacy Issues of Their Own

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

March 10, 2019

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. Others are deeply dependent on the US, such as Argentina and Colombia. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes the coalition

US Sanctions on Venezuela Possibly Worse than Iraq Sanctions Before War

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 22, 2019
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New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

January 30, 2019

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

China Leads the Way in Eradicating Extreme Poverty

January 10, 2019

Greatest contribution to global poverty reduction has come from China says Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

The IMF is at it Again in Argentina's Economic Crisis

The IMF is at it Again in Argentina’s Economic Crisis

December 20, 2018

Now that Argentina received the International Monetary Fund’s largest loan ever, of $56 billion, it is recommending more austerity, which, as the data so far shows, will only prolong the country’s economic crisis, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit of the Rich

Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

December 7, 2018

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot and PERI’s Gerald Epstein discuss the issue

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump's 2018 Loss Was Significant

Relative to Previous Midterm Elections, Trump’s 2018 Loss Was Significant

November 9, 2018

Given how well the economy has been doing, Trump, if he were a “normal” president, would have expanded the Republican House majority, not lost it, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Brazil Faces a Momentous Choice

Brazil Faces a Momentous Choice

October 5, 2018

This coming Sunday Brazilians will choose a new president. The two front-runners, likely to make it to the run-off, are the far-right Jair Bolsonaro and the center-left Fernando Haddad. CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot analyzes how Brazil got to this point