Posts Tagged: World Bank
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.
Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.
In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution.
Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
As it considers whether to back a controversial dam in Tajikistan, the World Bank needs to revisit its criteria for funding projects that displace people from their homes.
Gold-digging multinationals are fueling political violence and environmental devastation in El Salvador, but communities are fighting back.
Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme — like carbon trading — to pay for it.
Honduras' new president, Juan Orlando Hernández, takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.