Gabriela Bocagrande

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by | Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 12:00 am CST
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The Real Looting Begins

Now that the Iraq invasion is complete, we can all breathe a short sigh of relief and settle down to wait for the price of oil to drop. Except for the Iraqis, who, unfortunately for them, are just waking up … Read More

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One Philosophy, Infinite Rip-Offs

Popping into Argentina recently, we were surprised to note the collective hostility that prevailed at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. When a sleek white man with pricey luggage attempted to jump the line at customs and access the special … Read More

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In Memoriam

No Churchy Stuff'

When Maury Maverick Jr. died, we asked John Burnett to write a remembrance for our February 14 issue. But Burnett was whisked away by NPR to work on a story. He’s about to be whisked away again–this time thousands of … Read More

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The Ultra-Right Stuff

For the past few months, Washington has suffered through its worst winter in a decade. The temperature rarely rises above freezing, and the President busies himself with wrecking the economy and the environment, piling on deficits, warmongering and spewing jingoistic … Read More

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Mistakes Were Made

The Architects of Globalization

Overall, the world of high finance is a personal and emotional place for Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. He has been a cabinet member in the Clinton administration, as well as Chairman of the Council … Read More

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Afterword

The Winner May Already Be a Loser

This past August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded a $30 billion loan agreement with Brazil, the largest economy in South America, even though the country is about to elect a semi-socialist president. Sounds risky for the International MFers, doesn’t … Read More

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Colombia's New President: Bombs Away

From the looks of things at his inauguration, it is going to take a lot to shore up Alvaro Uribe, the new Colombian President, although a line-up of neighboring presidents, including our own, is prepared to try. On Wednesday, August … Read More

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Imagine There's No Water . . .

Sometimes I wish that I had not smoked quite so much pot in college because when real life turns suddenly weird, that flipped-out “How-did-I-get-here?” sensation will still kick in. Like, for example, on the morning of June 19, at the … Read More

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Banks, Beaches, and Bondage

After the gala opening festivities of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Annual Meeting in Brazil last month, Enrique Iglesias, the President of the IDB, and Martus Tavares, Brazil’s Planning Minister, received the Medal of the Abolition from the Governor of the … Read More

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