Promising developments for a citizens’ debt audit in France
16 March 2012
Third world countries have been facing a debt crisis and its consequences since the 1980s. The IMF and its creditors have imposed structural adjustment programmes on them, maintaining these economies in a state of subjection and causing social destruction, while opening up the floodgates of profit for multinational corporations that shamelessly increase their market share at the expense of local businesses. This logic continued until the middle of the first decade of this century. Then in (...)
Free Market Corruption, Neo-liberal Pretexts
"poor People Can’t Be Engineers"
by Toni Solo
25 February 2004
Newsweek recently ran an article on money laundering in Latin America. It identified Nicaragua's ex-President Arnoldo Aleman as one of a super-corrupt elite along with Mexico's Carlos Salinas and Guatemala's Alfonso Portillo. But, these individuals barely reach the ankles of their United States and European counterparts. Corruption has a history, context and consequences the self-censoring corporate media seldom connect.