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by | Fri, May 7, 2004 at 12:00 am CST
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Nickel & Dimed, Peso & Centavo-ed

Well, apparently the 2.6 million jobs our president is expecting to turn up between now and December are going to be slow in coming. So far this year, we’ve seen only about 120,000 new openings, most of them at Circuit … Read More

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Las Am��_ricas

Due west of Bogota, in the bosom of Colombia’s coffee country, sits the city of Pereira, the Pearl of the Otun River Basin. Pereira is nestled into the crossfire between narcotrafficking paramilitaries on retainer for the coffee barons and narcotrafficking … Read More

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And These Are The Good Guys

On January 20, yet another sad chapter of disastrous U.S. troublemaking in Latin American politics went on display, complete, as usual, with arms dealing, drug smuggling, murder, and civil war. And of course, in the middle of it all, the … Read More

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Son of Stiglitz

Nobel laureate and former World Bank VP explains

Son of Stiglitz BY GABRIELA BOCAGRANDE The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World’s Most Properous DecadeBy Joseph E. StiglitzW.W. Norton256 pages, $25.95 conomists are intellectual practitioners who adopt basic assumptions they know are incorrect, and then extrapolate conclusions … Read More

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Pipe Dreams a la Boliviana

Latin Americans with vivid visual tendencies and long memories claim that the Spanish Empire extracted enough precious metal from the Cerro Rico (or Sumaj Orcko—majestic mountain), outside Potosí, Bolivia, to build a bridge of silver from South America to Europe. … Read More

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Many of us here in the Homeland don’t hear much about Central America except that it is somewhere south of the Rio Grande, and psychopathic army men ran around it, brutalizing poor people for most of the past few centuries. … Read More

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When the Right Hand Finds Out What the Left is Doing

On May 7th of this year, at 10:15 at night, unknown gunmen blasted out the bedroom windows of Adriana Margarita Mor-eno Baquero in downtown Bogotá. The attack was not entirely unexpected: Adriana is the daughter of María Clara Baquero Sarmiento, … Read More

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Arrested Development

Well, it’s almost that time of year again, when the World Bank releases its World Development Report (WDR), typically a slick, fat tome written as if its audience had the education and critical thinking capability of a fourth grader. The … Read More

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