Issues / Energy
Through a carefully orchestrated plan to impose transparency and good governance on the elected Chadian officials, the World Bank aims to ensure that the money is used to benefit the nations people, who are among the poorest in the world.
After five years of extra-constitutional attempts to remove President Hugo Chávez from power, the U.S.-supported Venezuelan opposition finally got what it has asked for: a referendum on Chávez’s rule on Sunday. But having attained their stated goal, it could be the worst thing that has happened to them.
President Carlos Mesa won a stunning political victory last month when Bolivian voters overwhelmingly approved a five-point referendum, endorsing his plans to develop Bolivia’s gas reserves.
In the first week of January, Sudanese rebels and the Khartoum government signed a pact ending one of Africa's longest wars.
Dick Cheney, a long-time beneficiary of World Bank largess, has moved to take ownership of the world’s development coffers through his man, Wolfowitz.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.
The Bush administration's latest efforts at derailing global action on climate--an authentic threat to global security.
While widespread ransacking was happening in Iraq after Baghdad fell, the U.S. moved swiftly to secure the country's oil facilities.
In the wake of the September 11th attack and the Iraq war, Nigeria's geopolitical significance to the U.S. has come into sharper relief.
The IAEA is being forced to mediate between the United States and certain members of what the Bush administration terms the axis of evil with the unfortunate outcome of a likely increase in nuclear weapons.